For the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Landscape and ecological enhancement for a new leisure centre construction

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For the Braywick Leisure Centre construction project, we delivered a methodology for protecting species and habitats, as well as a five-year maintenance plan.

Advanced ecological protection and monitoring
We produced a Landscape and Ecological Enhancement Plan (LEEMP) for the development of a new leisure centre on a former golf course. The plan was designed to help protect species and habitats, create new habitats and ecological features – and provide ongoing ecological and landscape monitoring.

A detailed methodology
Our LEEMP established a detailed methodology for the protection of retained habitats, and contained method statements for working near amphibians, reptiles and bat habitat, with an ecological clerk of works required to be present for vegetation clearance. It also included the creation of swales and attenuation ponds, plus the installation of log pile and deadwood hibernacula for reptiles and invertebrates.

We set up a five-year maintenance plan, which detailed all operations and monitoring related to these new and retained habitats – and our ecologists were on site during the first phase of construction.