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Gavin Jones lengthen contract for Potters Fields Park, Tower Bridge

Gavin Jones has been grounds maintenance contractors on site at the high profile and prestigious Potters Fields Park since April 2007, having completed the major refurbishment of the soft landscaping. Since this time the Park, which is on the southern side of the Thames between Tower Bridge and City Hall, has become a popular site for a variety of stunning events, as well an attraction for local workers, residents and tourists to the area, being one of London’s few riverside green spaces.

Gavin Jones are delighted to announce the successful negotiation of a further seven-year term contract for maintenance, which has been extended to include cleansing and a wide ranging lifecycle programme incorporating regular reinstatement works, irrigation system maintenance, tree works, replanting and hard landscape maintenance designed to ensure that the Park remains in tip-top condition for many years to come.

GJ Head Gardener, Ian, who acts as horticulturalist, client representative and tourism ambassador will be joined under the new arrangement by an operative and an apprentice. The team will work together to ensure the best possible standards of presentation are maintained. A key facet of the new contract is the commitment of the client-contractor partnership to embrace the London Living Wage as a minimum hourly rate for any employee who works on the Park and are currently seeking a local resident to fill the post of Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative.

Potters Fields Park is managed by the Potters Fields Management Trust, a not-for-profit organisation. Its objective is to manage and maintain the park as an open space and garden for the public to enjoy. Stephen Cornford, Chief Executive, Potters Fields Park Management Trust, comments “The Trust has worked closely with Gavin Jones Ltd, both during the relandscaping process and over the subsequent six years of ongoing maintenance. Over this period we have built a highly successful partnership-style relationship which has ensured the Park is always presented to a high standard both for local residents and as an events venue. One of the key objectives of the continuing partnership is to improve sustainability; 80% of waste will be recycled. We are now looking forward to further enhancing the landscape together in accordance with the recommendations which will flow from our recent biodiversity survey of the Park”. 



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