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Specialisms | Heritage

We are partnering with historical sites in their development into the modern era to ensure legal compliance with UK/EU legislation to maintain the authenticity and historic importance of the places we work in.

Heritage

Our work with historical sites typically requires the identification of very rare plants and incorporation of arboricultural and ecological species into long term management plans. The Tree Preservation Order consists of a review, risk assessment, protected species survey including migration plans and licenses. The heritage sector often poses unique challenges where bespoke solutions are adopted such as the cantilevering of buildings over protected areas of habitat, species, and protected root areas, biodiversity offsetting into Local Wildlife Sites and Biodiversity Net Gains.

Heritage Development Projects

Baguley Hall Manchester 

Baguley Hall is a 14th century timber-framed building in Baguley, Greater Manchester with some 11th century timber sections. It is a former country house and a Grade I-listed building as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Its permanency in the landscape has meant that it has attracted bat species to the property and data has been gathered on bat species here since the early 2000’s. English Heritage have commissioned a condition survey of the building as part of feasibility studies into the renovation of the site for public access. The Bat Roost Assessment section of the condition survey identified bat presence in several locations throughout the building and a series of summer emergence and re-entry surveys confirmed several species to be roosting in the building. Ongoing surveys have confirmed use of the building in winter as a hibernation roost. Maternity and hibernation colonies are roosts of the highest level of conservation concern. As such Amenity has been guiding English Heritage through the various stages of ongoing maintenance and renovation works to bring this aged building back into the public realm without compromising almost continual bat occupation and legislation contravention.

The Cannington Walled Garden

The Cannington Walled Garden is an RHS/Bridgewater college partner, and the walled gardens lie within the grounds of a medieval priory established in 1138. Our brief was to conduct a  visual tree assessment and health and safety audit of trees in accordance with BS5837:2012 in order to support the redevelopment of the Cannington Walled gardens site for residential and horticultural improvements looking at the identification of very rare plants and providing advice on the condition, improvement and in some cases relocation. 

 

Plas Coch

Plas Coch is a historic landscape containing a historic property built in 1569 on the site of a former medieval dwelling containing several historic ruins including renovated coach houses and points of historic interest. The vegetation is protected by blanket Tree Preservation Order and is regionally significant in terms of historic importance, most notably an ancient Beech avenue but the site also contains semi-natural woodland and remnants of veteran pollards associated with the previous land uses. Our role was to appraise all trees on site for health and safety and carry out a formal Tree Preservation Order review positioning trees by GPS and providing risk assessments and updated TPO related information.

 

RAF Halton

RAF Halton is an historic landscape garden, park and house (Halton House). It is also known for its military heritage containing features such as the Neolithic long barrow, Rothschild Canal Bridge, logistics heritage center and restored WW1 trenches / firing ranges. Our brief was to conduct a visual tree assessment and health and safety audit of trees in accordance with BS5837:2012 in order to support the re development of the site within a large Conservation Management Plan.

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