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Work begins at Hainault Ancient Forest

Buxton Building have started work on restoring Hainault Forest to its former glory for Redbridge Council.

The works will improve the site’s ecology and natural habitats, alongside a new visitor hub including a new café, visitor centre and spaces for community hire.

Hainault Forest is a spectacular parkland with a rich history, once used as the hunting ground of King Henry VIII it remains a haven for wildlife including an incredible 158 species of birds.

The restoration project is an example of how regeneration can benefit the whole community, through supporting businesses, creating jobs and training opportunities while protecting wildlife and improving green spaces.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has provided a grant of over £4million to the Hainault Forest project with support also received from the Greater London Authority and the Mayor’s Fund.

For more information about the Hainault Forest restoration visit:

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