Thousands of trees to make a home for wildlife at former government facility

Westcott Venture Park tree planting by forestry contractors, Nicholson's
Westcott Venture Park tree planting by forestry contractors, Nicholson's
  • Mix of species to be planted
  • Will provide a habitat for wildlife
  • Venture Park home to 71 firms and is still growing

Thousands of newly planted tress will help to create a woodland space around a former government research facility.

Work is underway to create a native woodland area at Westcott Venture Park in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

We feel we are doing our bit to support the environment

Colin Theobald

A total of 10,000 trees are being planted on the 650-acre site, which will cover an area of 7.25 hectares.

Planted by the Woodland Trust, a mix of native species will be introduced for permanent screening and to help encourage wildlife.

Colin Theobald, director at Lambert Smith Hampton which manages Westcott Venture Park, said: “Owner of the park, Rockspring is investing £10,000 in this environmental initiative so we feel we are doing our bit to support the environment at the same time as making good use of unproductive land,”

Westcott Venture Park is now home to 71 businesses employing over 400 people.

Construction is underway on the first phase of speculative industrial development known as Century Court. The scheme comprising 45,000 sq ft of Grade A accommodation will be opening later this year.