Last week RG Group and Unite Students invited FPCR to attend a preview event for the landscaping scheme at Brunel House, a recently refurbished Grade II listed student accommodation building in the centre of Bristol.
This multi-disciplinary project involved members from our Ecology, Arboriculture, Landscape and Graphics teams working together to sensitively redevelop and design wildlife friendly gardens. The aim of the scheme was to provide an attractive landscape setting for students whilst increasing biodiversity to encourage wildlife within this urban setting in the centre of Bristol.
FPCR helped secure full planning permission for the site through conducting ecological and arboricultural assessments, discussions with Bristol City Council and through production of a detailed planting scheme in consultation with the RSPB.
Part of the ecological proposals for the scheme included relocation of existing orchids and rare ivy broomrape, creation of a restricted access ‘wildlife area’ to encourage natural regeneration and protection of the wildlife habitats and a planting scheme with species specifically chosen to attract pollinator species.
FPCR’s graphics team also produced an interpretation board for the site to give more information for students on the wildlife benefits of the scheme.