19 Feb

Tiny Bat Crosses the North Sea

A Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat, ringed in the UK, has been found in Netherlands, 600km from where it was ringed; providing the first record of a bat crossing the sea from the UK to mainland Europe. Bat experts in the Netherlands…

04 Aug

Awards

We have recently received several awards for projects that we have been involved in. These include LABC Building Excellence Awards for: Best Small Commercial Building (finalist) – The Workshop, Langport Best Sustainability Design (finalist) – The Workshop, Langport Best Individual Dwelling…

10 May

Bat Survey Season

Now that Summer is here, we are extremely busy undertaking bat emergence surveys of buildings, following guidance in the latest Bat Survey Guidelines (Bat Conservation Trust, 2012, 2nd Ed.), which recommends that the optimum time for these surveys in between May…

10 May

A465 Heads of Valleys Section 2

We are currently working with RPS, Halcrow and Costain to design a road improvement scheme between Gilwern and Brymawr and take it through ES and AIES for the Welsh Government. The scheme passes through the Usk Bat Sites SAC, of…

28 Mar

Bat Report and Advice for the Highways Agency

In partnership with Halcrow Group, we produced a research report for the Highways Agency entitled A review of bat mitigation in relation to highway severance and a new bat advice note for Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) (currently…