Regenerating and Re-wilding Public Spaces
Letting nature back in
Cormac was responsible for planning, designing, developing and maintaining fifty-five outdoor spaces in fourteen towns across Cornwall.
Building on Cornwall Council’s previous £2.8m Green Infrastructure for Growth project, Making Space for Nature is all about introducing biodiversity to open spaces in towns across the county, while improving accessibility for the surrounding communities to interact with the natural environment.
Making Space for Nature required a wide-ranging approach from Cormac’s multi-divisional project team, carrying out habitat improvements that include: pollinator-friendly planting, artificial habitats such as bat boxes, wildflower meadow creation, natural drainage systems, composting areas, aquatic animal habitats and careful maintenance. We also added interactive features including sensory gardens, herb gardens and fruit trees and bushes.