Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC – New HQ, Mellor Brook

FPCR’s arboricultural team provided an arboricultural assessment in relation to BS5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition & Construction – Recommendations’ which informed the project design team of the arboricultural quality of the trees located on site in the Ribble Valley. The report for this assessment included a detailed Arboricultural Impact Assessment to identify which trees should be retained and provide recommendations on how best to integrate them into the proposed new multi-million-pound brewery, head office and stables development.

The site itself comprised of Sykes Holt, a listed farm cottage with stable block, out buildings and old formal gardens nestled within ancient woodland, Mammon Wood with Mellor Brook running along the northern boundary.

As part of the planning application, FPCR were also commissioned to produce an Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) to reassure Ribble Valley Borough Council that trees on site would be safeguarded during the site’s construction. The integration of the ancient woodland was also considered as part of this process.