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Re-roofing works to 12th Century Historic Building, Wiltshire

Re-roofing works to 12th Century Historic Building, Wiltshire

June 15, 2017

Sector: Built Heritage

Client: Malmesbury Abbey

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Remit

Roof repairs were proposed for the main body of the Abbey above the vaulted ceiling at this historic 12th Century Historic building.

On behalf of the client Wildwood Ecology:

  • Project management, including a preliminary roost assessment and a series of dusk emergence and pre-dawn roost surveys.
  • Identified the presence of a night roost for brown long-eared bats.
  • Provided advice on the legal and planning policy issues and recommendations on how to address these, without the need for a mitigation licence.

Result

Recommendations made within a method statement to ensure that bats and bat roosts are protected during the programmed works.

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