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Canal & River Trust – Aston Lock Nature Reserve

The Canal & River Trust is seeking to commission a suitably experienced and creative contractor to design, build and install a number of interpreted wildlife watching features at its new wildlife site at Aston Locks on the Montgomery Canal, in Shropshire, England.

We require the following structures to be designed and installed on site:

  • Wildlife watching hide with living roof
  • Plantain Flower-shaped dipping platform
  • Reedbed screened viewing platform
  • Giant wooden dragonfly play feature
  • Interactive interpretative media within the hide to help visitors engage with and enjoy the wildlife site.

A copy of the full brief may be downloaded here.

Submission deadline
Please send responses electronically to David Hennessey ( by 12pm Thursday November 28th 2019. You will receive an email response confirming receipt of your proposal. If mailing large files, please use We Transfer or similar large file transfer service. The Trust reserves the right not to consider late applications.

Potential contractors are invited to visit the site with a representative of the project team on the following dates November 11th,15th & 18th. A complete assessment of the site will take 2 hours. Please contact Nigel McDonald to arrange a site visit and location details. Nigel McDonald 07805 378 795

To discuss the project, contact Project Manager, David Hennessey 07500 606 030 or Interpretation specialist Nigel McDonald 07805 378 795