Monthly Archives: August 2018

MPs Visit to EQs Bristol Project

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Our client were appointed as Main Contractor on a new student accommodation development at the existing Brunel House, Bristol. The project involved the restoration of the historic Grade II listed façade and its Horse Bazaar and provided the opportunity to carry out various enhancements promoting local biodiversity. Recognising the achievements of the scheme Thangam Debbonaire, the Bristol West MP and Kerry McCarthy, the Bristol East MP, paid a visit, along with representatives from the RSPB, Bumblebee Conservation, Buglife & Wildflower Turf.bristol 1

Both local MPs are Species Champions; Thangam for the Shrill Carder Bee and Kerry for Swifts, so have an interest in the biodiversity friendly development which can be a case study for other contractors to follow. All the conservation groups had an opportunity to contribute to the development and the local University Roots Community Gardening group will be able to carry out works/studies there in the future.

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There are numerous benefits to urban biodiversity projects like Bristol beyond the initial purpose, including social, health and wellbeing improvements for the local community. The students living on site will benefit not just from the attractive green areas that promote social integration but also from the opportunity to study and get involved with the promotion of UK wildlife.”   C Goldwyn, EQ