Work has started on the project to upgrade the glass houses at Erewash Borough Council’s West Park nursery complex in Long Eaton.
A £110,000 investment will see three greenhouses replaced with modern aluminium structures, which will include more up-to-date heating, lighting and ventilation systems. A fourth will also be refurbished.
The nursery complex is used by the council’s parks teams to grow thousands of plants every year for displays across the borough.
Demolition of the old glasshouses is the first stage of the work followed by the installation of the new greenhouses.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The glass houses that are being demolished have reached the end of their life and the replacements will be more up-to-date and ultimately save us money on maintenance and heating costs. There will obviously be bull-dozers and other vehicles on the park around the nursery complex and we thank residents for their understanding while the work is carried out.”
Work is expected to be completed by the end of February.
Photo: The first three greenhouses will be demolished and replaced with one large structure, while a fourth will be refurbished.