On the site of the former Stoke City Football Stadium, Victoria Ground, the Trent currently flows in a deep, concrete channel for approx 200m, before descending two weirs and entering a more natural but still artificially straightened section of channel. This reach has been identified by the Environment Agency as one of the least bio-diverse sections of the Trent still remaining.
In association with the current land owner, St Modwen Homes, a new channel design and route has been drawn up which diverts around the channelised section, creating a more natural river habitat and avoiding the weirs. The design is currently the subject of a planning application which is due to conclude in Dec 2019.
The work will also include construction of a footpath along the new course of the river, landscaping of the newly created banks, installation of bank protection measures along the new channel and construction of protection / diverting structures as indicated in the design pack.
See the Invitation to Tender advert at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/48cedde6-1068-4872-bb10-64016e305c12
Closing date for responses is Friday 13th December 2019.
A full Tender pack can be requested from Prosurv Consult, on behalf of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, by sending a request to VictoriaPark@prosurv.co.uk."