Case Study

This August, Three Shires Ltd started work on the new £6.5m Ilkeston Station. Ilkeston is the largest town in the UK which has rail line running through it but without its own station. The development is intended to link the town to the Northern rail line from Sheffield to Nottingham.

The site was subject to extensive ecological surveys which identified the presence Great crested newts (GCN are protected under UK & European law). TSL were commissioned by RSK group to create suitable alternative newt habitat off-site and install newt fencing to enable the newts to be removed from site prior to construction.

Works included

  • Creation of Giant Hibernaculum 50mx1m and 5 Number Standard Hibernacula
  • Supply and Installation of 1000 metres of Network Rail owned Herpetosure Newt Fencing removed from the Swindon to Kemble Dualling Scheme and re-installed at Ilkeston Station.
  • Extensive Vegetation Clearance

This was one of many projects in 2014 in which Network Rail were able to reuse their Herpetosure stocks and reinstall them on new projects – a great example how Herpetosure is able to help customers work sustainably, reduce maintenance and save on product cost on future projects.