Client: Thornberry Equine Sanctuary
Duration: 2 weeks
Work Undertaken: Groundworks Package – Labour, Plant & Materials
Project Details: During lockdown, the Coronavirus pandemic hit the Thornberry Equine Sanctuary hard, like all other charities. CR Civil Engineering decided to offer their services free of charge to help after they endured flooding and unstable grounds at the Sanctuary.
The track that leads to the Thornberry Equine Sanctuaries extended fields needed repairing, along with the fields access point, which had become prone to flooding and dangerous for both horses and staff.
Day 1 at the Sanctuary involved repairing the area that flooded and was full of divots, making it dangerous for the horses to cross. This was followed by getting the ground ready for a new gully and drainage to be installed on day 2. Our operatives then covered the new drainage, and a short fence was installed in order to stop the horses from entering where the drainage exists.
A gang of 11 operatives then arrived on site to begin re-constructing the track and the entrance to the field. Our maintenance team who completed the first stage of the works, and our civils gang who completed the second phase, were provided with fish & chips and freshly baked cakes all supplied by the Sanctuary trustees!