Alongside management of the ecology, we were also keen to provide all year access for local people, so we built a network of paths for walking and cycling across Linear Park. We also installed benches, litter bins and sign posts. A security guard patrols the park in an all-terrain vehicle so if anyone needs assistance, help is never far away.
With fitness enthusiasts in mind, we constructed a timber trim trail - or outdoor gym – and we built two sports pitches with a high specification changing room for our neighbours, the Northamptonshire County Scouts. Continuing the youth theme, the sports pitches are also used by both the girls’ and boys’ teams at Kettering Football Club.
Along with local residents, people working at Prologis Park Kettering enjoy having Linear Park on their doorstep. At the Oxford University Press facility, for example, there are bird watching and walking groups, while bicycles are available for anyone who feels particularly energetic.