The re-development of an iconic city centre building for Nottingham Trent University posed a significant challenge, due to the presence of the existing residents – nesting peregrine falcons. These protected birds had the potential to seriously disrupt the construction programme for the refurbishment and construction of this high profile city centre development.
FPCR were commissioned in to help manage the potential risk associated with not only the potential for delays but also the legal implications associated with disturbing this species.
FPCR worked with the client and main contractors to identify sensitive programme periods and advise how best to minimise conflict. Monitoring, using remote cameras and visual assessment by a licensed ecologist, ensured that construction delays were minimised and the birds remained undisturbed.
The peregrine pair has successfully fledged a total of ten chicks to date.