Wildscapes

where nature, people and business flourish

Centenary Riverside Wetland Nature Park

Client
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC)

At the heart of the Templeborough regeneration corridor

 

If you want to protect your land from flooding, seek approval for developments, create visitor resources or wildlife habitats you should speak to us about one of our most successful and pionering projects, Centenary Riverside.

The project has already brought many benefits to the area, as can be seen below and we are passionate about recreating our approach for you.

With initial flood defence works been carried out by our partners Jacobs and Volker Stevin. Our landscape design and land management delivery teams turned the flood defence site into a place to visit, a place for wildlife to thrive and a place to commemorate local history and industry.

The outcome of the project as a whole is that the flood defence now protects an area of more than 30 Ha of flood plain, allowing protection for 70 businesses and enabling new developments to take place which would have been restricted.

Benefits of the scheme as a whole: 

By reducing the flooding risk in the area the economy and the environment has been protected and enhanced:

  • Businesses safeguarded
  • New developments have now been given the green light
  • Jobs safeguarded
  • New visitor facility created- a landmark park 15 minutes from Rotherhams centre
  • Biodiversity Action Plan species including otters (Lutra lutra) have been given a new home
  • New habitats have been created

New resources for people created by us:

  • Educational facilities for local schools are now available- including a bespoke pond dipping area designed and delivered by us
  • The new wetland park provides the local community including staff from local businesses the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors
  • Accessible paths and an inspirational bridge walkway have been designed and delivered, allowing people to explore the whole site

Find out more by getting in touch: 0114 2792667, email us at info@wildscapes.co.uk or fill in our online form.