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Ground Control is a two-time Queen's Award for Enterprise winner and a carbon-neutral company.
We work with education providers across the UK, keeping the grounds of some of the UK’s most prestigious schools and university campuses safe, operational, and in pristine condition all year round whilst caring for our environment. Our many other clients include NHS sites, leading supermarket chains, the UK’s largest postal delivery service, commercial sites, and iconic tourist attractions such as the Tower of London and Royal Botanical Gardens, KEW.
We are committed to leaving the environment in a better condition than we found it. Our expertise extends to biodiversity enhancement initiatives led by our in-house ecologists and woodland creation specialists. We dedicate 5% of our annual net profits to environmental investments and tree planting, through our evergreen environmental impact fund.
As part of our commitment to bettering the environment, both in general, and at our customers’ sites specifically, we put a large focus on biodiversity.
We recognise the importance of being able to carry out external works in a manner that suits both the needs of our customers, and the needs of natural wildlife. Furthermore, we actively engage in projects and initiatives outside of our contracted work that aim to enhance natural biodiversity across the UK, for example tree planting, wildflower meadow cultivation and our work at our very own arable farm, the: Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery.
We are currently working with Knight Frank and Mapletree, at the pioneering Green Park business and residential estate in Reading. In addition to our Grounds Maintenance full time contract, our ecology teams are central to educating occupants to live and work in synergy with nature.
Whether you invest in immaculately presented lawns to attract millions of visitors or have an industrial estate where maintenance is a necessary expense to the business, Ground Control provides ‘fit for purpose’ grounds maintenance solutions. We are able to absorb one or thousands of sites, all over the country. In addition to grass cutting, mowing and hedge cutting, we can offer pot hole repair services, invasive weed management, litter picking, and specialist cleaning services.
Our experience and expertise enables us to develop maintenance routines to suit individual needs. Our size and national coverage bring economies of scale with consequent savings. You can be confident in our ability to deliver. We provide maintenance schedules, documentary evidence of visits and site audits together with ‘Key Performance Indicator Reports’ that track our performance. We have invested in robust IT-driven systems, backed up by National Quality Auditors to ensure that we can keep your estate in good order.
A flagship example is the works completed at our BALI Award winning site Inverness Campus
As a multi BALI Award Winner, Ground Control delivers contracts nationally which include site clearance, ecological mitigation, biodiversity enhancement, ground works, hard and soft landscaping, minor civil and maintenance works, fencing services, and roof garden and green roofing services.
Working either as the principal contractor or specialist sub-contractor, our clients include local authorities, main contractors, developers, statutory bodies and private clients. We operate in sectors such as the public realm, retail, commerce, public parks, housing, infrastructure, leisure and play areas.
No matter the size or complexity, Ground Control has the expertise, resources and training to successfully build outstanding landscape projects within the tightest of programmes and budgets. Highlights include our design of the children’s garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, redeveloping the grounds at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Warwickshire, and the Nine Elms Point residential and commercial development along the South Bank of the Thames.
Winter Gritting and Snow Clearance
Ground Control provides the UK’s largest private gritting and snow clearance services, fully insured nationwide on a planned preventative basis. We provide a specially tailored service by agreeing a site specific ‘Trigger Point’ to activate attendance to each of your sites. This trigger is a combination of ground surface temperature and climatic conditions. We receive specialist weather forecasts from the Met Office and other professional forecast suppliers to ensure best possible service delivery. By tailoring your ‘Trigger Point’ to suit your requirements, we help manage limited budgets. With our Queen’s Award winning data capture and live reporting software, you can keep up to date with your service as it happens.
As professional landscapers, we are mindful of the living environment, minimising plant mortality and infrastructure damage by accurate spreading with our specialist vehicle fleet. Our locally-based teams are supported by our 24 hour professional helpline, making your workplaces safer for your employees and customers.
Electric Vehicle Charge Point Installation
In 2018, we created our own EV infrastructure installation division, which has grown to become one of the leading fleet installers across the UK.
We have committed to installing 10,000 charge points by 2025 and actively work with our clients to match solutions to their individual needs by working with highly qualified local teams, dedicated to the delivery of efficient, effective & safe services.
We work directly with our clients to design, supply and install the optimum Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure for your site or depot-based fleet. Working with our preferred suppliers across the country, we can provide individual packages to suit all budgets and requirements.
Ground Control offers one-visit fix pothole repairs across the country. If you have a pothole problem, our team can offer a quality repair to restore your surfaces, preventing costly damage to vehicles on your premises.
Our unique German repair f0rmula is imported exclusively for Ground Control and guaranteed for 3 years. It allows us to repair potholes in any weather condition quickly and efficiently, and can be driven over immediately with no need for road closures. We offer a safe pothole repair alternative producing minimal environmental impact and a fuss free solution that is there to stay. In fact, every 25kg of repair formula we use, removes 3.8kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Using our bespoke app technology, identified potholes are GPS stamped and logged.
Ground Control provides and installs various types of fencing systems to suit our clients’ needs. These include security mesh panel systems, palisades, solid steel or hollow tube railings, acoustic barrier systems, site protective hoarding, close board, decorative timber fencing along with access control and automated gate systems. At all times we work closely with our customers to ensure their needs and expectations are met.
Ground Control undertakes projects ranging from commercial, retail and educational industries through to some of our major leading utility companies providing outstanding workmanship and customer service through the use of our skilled industry accredited staff. In addition, we have achieved Betafence PRO-net chartered contractor status, allowing us to offer a 10 year guarantee on products and installations.
Related news and case studies
- Green Park Reading, pioneering biodiversity and a new way of sustainable living
- Ground Control invests in Wildfell Centre for Environmental Recovery
- Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The Children’s Garden
- Ground Control receives multiple wins for BALI National Landscape Awards 2021
- Nine Elms Point
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Ground Control enhances biodiversity and wellbeing at Longbridge by creating healthy green space
- Biodiversity at the Industrial Estate
- Blog: Robo-crop: Why auto-mowers keep us at the cutting edge
Effective solutions across many sectors
We help hundreds of property and facilities managers from JLL, CBRE, Amey, Savills, Cushman & Wakefield, Arcus FM and 14forty. We also work with those responsible for sites such as the Retail Parks, Shopping Centre, Offices, Business Parks and Large scale Head Quarters. In addition we have extensive experience with Residential Blocks and Estates.