• Liberty Group secures grounds maintenance contract

Construction firm Liberty Group has secured a £15.6 million contract to deliver grounds maintenance work in Salford.

The North West based business will manage more than 500 sites across the city for client City West Housing Trust, with work including the maintenance of green spaces and hedges, playground inspections, tree and shrubbery inspections and other operational work. The team will also undertake the development of new and existing sites to enhance the local environment.

The contract, which will run over 13 years, will allow Liberty Group to create three new apprenticeships within its grounds maintenance team with a view to increasing this in the coming years, as well as take on 18 staff currently employed by the local authority.

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