Case Studies

Harwell Estate Grounds Maintenance

Mears and Harwell Estate; a grounds maintenance partnership

Harwell is home to organisations, institutions and businesses shaping the world of today and tomorrow and is well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe.

Sitting on 710 acres, south of the historic city of Oxford, Harwell welcomes new facilities, businesses and people each year. As such, it is our responsibility to ensure the grounds maintenance service delivery lives up to the expectations of such an institution.

Nature of the Service

  • Grass maintenance
  • Planned preventative and reactive works
  • Tree surgery
  • Litter picking
  • Sports pitch maintenance
  • Snow clearing and gritting
  • Nature reserves and protection of species
  • Grounds reinstatement after events
  • Weed control
  • Shrub, hedge and planted areas maintenance
  • Leave clearing
  • Pond inspections
  • Path sweeping

Mears also carry out ad-hoc activities such as preparing and clearing areas for events e.g site family day, ragwort clearing, tree stump removal, re-landscaping of war memorial site and de- silting of the surface water pond.