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'Branching Out' in Birmingham

24 February 2015

Costain has joined forces with Birmingham Trees for Life to help a new generation understand the importance of trees in our communities.

The Costain team, working on behalf of Severn Trent Water on the Hockley borehole project in Birmingham, donated money for four new trees and helped local school children plant the semi-mature trees in Sparkhill Park, Birmingham. The children named the four Costain sponsored trees Big John the First, Princess Abigail, Queen Elsa and Messi!

As Costain’s Graduate Mechanical Engineer Ben Murray, explains: “The Hockley borehole project will ensure Severn Trent Water can supply locally produced water to their customers in Birmingham. The work to replace the borehole pumps and install new equipment and pipes will allow water from the boreholes to be fed into the local water distribution system if required. The project went really well and was completed three months ahead of schedule.

“Whenever we carry out our work we try to take every opportunity to get involved in the local community. The tree planting allows us to leave a lasting impact and visual reminder of the work we’ve done. It’s also something everyone in the community will be able to enjoy for years to come.”

Birmingham Trees for Life is a project devoted to promoting awareness and understanding throughout the city of the value and importance of trees. It works to raise money to enable more trees to be planted, and to encourage the involvement of everyone, especially young people, in planting trees. Jane Harding of Birmingham Trees for Life, commented: “We are delighted that Costain has joined a very important group of local businesses whose support enables us to continue our work planting trees in local parks and open spaces with schools and community organisations.”




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