Case Studies

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

Sector: Built Heritage

Client: Malmesbury Abbey

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire


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.


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

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