Britcon are delighted to commence Manor Fields Park in Sheffield. The project when completed will create a new habitat for both wildlife and Sheffield residents to enjoy. The Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme (SuDS) will reduce flood risk in the city, and is designed to ease pressure on Sheffield's watercourse and sewer network and will support the creation of 148 new homes in the Harborough Rise and Manor Park Avenue areas.

The water management system involves the creation of a wetland environment that will provide a haven for a diverse range of plants and animals and new walking trails for park visitors to explore.

This area, to the western edge of the park, will be closed for approximately five months but the rest of the park will remain open with minimal disruption for park visitors.

The project is being delivered by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) - in partnership with the Council’s Parks and Flood Management teams - and The Green Estate Community Interest Company, which manages the park on behalf of Sheffield City Council. Following a rigorous consultation and tendering process specialist contractor Britcon Ltd was chosen to undertake the works.

Howard Young, Development Manager at SHC said: "This is an exciting project which will have far reaching benefits - both environmentally, for local people and for park users. There may be a short period of minor disruption, but we have been working hard to communicate with all those who might be affected, and we will strive to keep this to a minimum.

"Britcon Ltd have the right expertise and skills to facilitate the creation of this SuDS scheme and we look forward to seeing it evolve into a community asset that will enhance biodiversity and recreational space in the park, whilst also supporting the delivery of much needed new homes in the area.