Bat Roost Award for Mathewson Waters project

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH, 2012

BSG Ecology wins Bat Roost Award

BSG Ecology was delighted to receive the inaugural award for best roost mitigation project from the Bat Conservation Trust for our work at Totterdown Barns in Gloucestershire. The award not only recognises BSG’s role in delivering this project, but also that of the architect Mathewson Waters and the developer Rivar Ltd.  Effective collaboration was essential to arrive at a winning design for the conversion to residential use.

The judging panel for the award included a number of bat conservation experts from the Bat Conservation Trust, Vincent Wildlife Trust and specialist independent consultancies.  BCT said “The judges were impressed by the sensitive nature with which the works were carried out to avoid disturbing bats and how the building was designed to accommodate both the bats and people in a variety of ways.”

Senior Ecologist Karen Lunan, who has overseen the implementation and monitoring works, said, ”It has been a privilege to be part of this innovative project and exciting to see the emerging results of the post-conversion monitoring programme and to experience first-hand the success of the mitigation design.”