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Rory Daines from MORGAN SINDALL …
has been nominated by colleague Molly Guirdham for his work on the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.
Rory’s nominator tells us why he was nominated:
Rory presented a talk to the University of the Third Age on Protecting Great Crested Newts in Major Roadworks.
This was followed by a question and answer session to engage local communities about a topical issue. Rory also
communicates with the workforce and takes into account their views on ecological protection.
Rory managed to encourage operatives to create the biodiversity wall (see below). After staff had been given guidance from Rory on the task in hand, they took on the task with enthusiasm and had fun during the process. This constant onsite engagement has led to no reportable ecological incidents in 2017.
Rory implemented a biodiversity wall onsite using materials such as pipe bedding and pallets which would have otherwise been thrown away. He then obtained plants which are attractive to pollinators, free of charge from a local supplier, meaning biodiversity was increased at no cost to the project.
Rory consistently seeks new and lasting solutions by seeking out best practise to reduce pollution to existing and created habitats. This has included a new style of drip tray which uses a polymer to contain spills and ensures pollution cannot escape, as well as bespoke Siltbusters and a sweeper washout.
To bring biodiversity net gain to aspects of the project, Rory researched what landscaping local to the office compound would be best suited for the local environment. This led to the purchase of wild seeds to spread over grass banking leading to more opportunities for biodiversity to increase.
How Rory has gone the extra mile to enrich and enhance biodiversity on this project…
Rory exceeds normal business practise by implementing innovations throughout site. This is seen by creating a biodiversity wall at the front of the project’s main office. The wall consists of beetle buckets and bug hotel to encourage insects, and hanging baskets containing plants specifically chosen to attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The biodiversity wall has gone beyond the major legal ecological requirements of the whole project, and was entirely Rory’s idea; with limited space and funds, it has increased project biodiversity value. By exclusively using site materials, with plants being donated from local suppliers, the project is easily replicable.