Mitigating the Impact of the Built Environment

September 2018

Building Bug Hotels

At Morrisroe we like to do things differently and our community work is no exception.

Over the years we have run stands at the Angel Canal festival, a community event we regularly sponsor. In 2018 this was a biodiversity workshop. Using wood working designs provided by the Construction Youth Trust, one of our project teams based at the Royal Mail Mount Pleasant job in Islington set about making a few hundred woodworking kits. This meant that the children and families attending our Canal festival stand, could (with a few power tools and a little help from our friendly site team), create their own bug hotels or bat resting boxes.

We also made up a few bug hotels, as well as some high-rise versions, which were sold at our stand. Sale proceeds were donated to the Construction Youth Trust.  

Watch our film to see how we built the bug hotels.