Friends of Trent Country Park

An update from Berkeley about construction, great crested newts, daffodils and more …

An update from Berkeley about construction, great crested newts, daffodils and more …

What’s happened since July 2018? 

  • Construction has commenced on Phase One new build houses
  • New mains service infrastructure works and substation have been installed
  • Site clearance and structural investigation works to the Mansion House
  • Construction commencement on Highfield House and Lyon House apartments
  • Planning permission and demolition of Woburn Cottage, restoration of the Dairy has also commenced
  • Planting of 35,000 new Daffodil bulbs
  • Completed demolition of Middlesex University buildings
  • Phase One new road infrastructure works  

What’s happening over the next three to six months?

  • Commencement of the new Sustainable Drainage systems (SuDS) on North Lawn
  • Commencement of reinstatement of North Lawn landscaping
  • Commencement of the Affordable Housing apartments
  • Commencement of external and internal Mansion House restoration works
  • Commence of Dew Pond enhancement which will be home to Trent Park Great Crested Newts and other wildlife

Landscape restoration:

Works have commenced on The North Lawn restoration. The removal of vegetation and trees on the south side of the lake are in preparation for returning the ground to its original design intent, particularly the past glory of the 1920’s when Sir Philip Sassoon, as the below image shows. The restoration works are also essential to allow the formation of the new Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) for Trent Park which as well as drainage will also provide habitat for many types of wildlife. The preparation of this areas kick starts the planting of 433 new trees at Trent Park.

Be sure to visit the Project Office off Snakes Lane if you have any questions about the development.


Telephone: 0208 441 2808

Contact: Lee Squibb – Trent Park Development Director

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