Could this be the world’s most exciting survey ? (!)
The dull but useful BREEAM survey took a new turn last month when I found myself surveying a car park near Chester. Now usually when doing a BREEAM survey it’s on a site which already has planning permission for development, so I don’t expect to see much in the way of wildlife – maybe a bit of Japanese knotweed to liven things up – but a functional car park takes boring to a new level !
I think the ornamental flower beds have probably never seen such scrutiny:
Honestly, this is good and nothing to complain about – this development is in the right place with no obvious impact on wildlife. Plus, the client is aiming to get a good score on the BREEAM environmental certification, so good on them. They’ll probably do well on the ecology credits given what is(n’t) on the site at the moment.
Ecologically uninteresting it may have been, but the site did have the benefit of a variety of shops, restaurants and public facilities and when could you last say that about somewhere you surveyed?
In fact, I could do with more projects like this !