Smitham Primary School, Coulsdon - Projects - MLM
Smitham Primary School, Coulsdon - Projects - MLM

Smitham Primary School, Coulsdon

Project Information
  • Location
  • Coulsdon
  • Sector
  • Education, Schools
  • Services
  • Environment, Biodiversity & Ecology

MLM were commissioned to take on the ecology aspects for the construction of a school extension at Smitham Primary School, Coulsdon, Croydon.

As part these works the school were also looking to create some new nature areas within the school to benefit biodiversity and be used as a learning resource for the children.

Services provided included:

  • Extended phase 1 habitat survey and ecological appraisal report
  • Provision of a ‘suitably qualified ecologist’ and work required to attain ecology credits for BREEAM New Construction 2014 assessment
  • Landscape and Habitat Management Plan
  • Assistance with application for the CIRIA Big Biodiversity Challenge Award

In order to ensure the school could include as large an area and variety of habitats as possible the MLM ecology team liaised with the school and landscape architect to discuss options, which would work for them.

The ecological enhancements included and interaction with the children on this project, resulting in the scheme being selected as a finalist for the ‘Project of the Year – Small Scale’ award category at the CIRIA Big Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2018.

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