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Bangor wetland scientist’s idea shortlisted for landscape architecture award - Bangor University

An artist’s impression of how the part of the Chester Wetland Centre will look once completed
An artist’s impression of how the part of the Chester Wetland Centre will look once completed (Bangor University)

The brainchild of a Bangor University lecturer has been nominated for a top landscape architecture award.

Dr Christian Dunn’s idea for the Chester Wetland Centre (CWC) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Landscape Institute, for Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement.

The project will see the creation of valuable wetland ecosystems on and around a popular country park on the outskirts of Chester.

Besides the biodiversity benefits of the wetland, the project will help remove pollution from a stream, and enable a range of community and educational benefits.

Dr Dunn, Senior lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University, came up with the idea and then developed it with members of the Friends of the Countess of Chester Country Park, where the main wetland area is to be built.

The environmental consultancy firm, Binnies, were then commissioned by the Land Trust, who own the park, to undertake the feasibility study and outline design for the CWC, funded through the Environment Agency’s Water Environment Improvement Fund.

A number of Bangor University students have helped gather essential data for this study as part of their undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.


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Posted On: 21/11/2022

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