The design and installation of 900m temporary reptile fencing at Bennetts Patch Bristol.
To facilitate the translocation and exclusion of reptiles from the proposed working footprint.
The fencing was installed on time and on budget to allow the translocation to begin by the trusts ecologists.
A Avon Wildlife Trust has purchased an area of land on the outskirts of Bristol close to the River Severn known as Bennetts Patch. They are at the early stages of transforming the site into a nature reserve and opening it to the public.Following a site visit Wild Service submitted a competitive bid for the works and was successful in being awarded the contract to supply and install the fencing. In a past life the site was used as a large sports ground facility and as a dumping ground for rubble and material from the blitz.
After carrying out a thorough nest check the fence line was cleared of vegetation by brush cutters. A trench was then cut with a trenching machine, the fence was then erected and backfilled ensuring that the Slow Worms could be successfully trans- located and would not be harmed when the construction phase begins.
On some areas of the site the fencing had to cross tarmac which was to be retained post construction, here we fabricated self-supporting panels to ensure the integrity of the fencing around the site.
The contract proved to be an excellent example of how Wild Service can support other trust consultancies and show that we can deliver projects to a high standard and tight deadlines.