Client: University of Birmingham
Location: Staffordshire
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This pioneering £10.4m project to design, supply and install a CO2 research facility in remote historic woodland is the first of its kind in the UK.

New state of the art facility within an existing woodland environment, consisting of plant supports, foundations and 6 rings of 17 steel towers.  A 10 year experiment to assess the take up of Carbon Dioxide by woodland trees in order to inform predictions of global warming. The installation operation and future dismantling of the facility is to have as little impact on the existing woodland as possible.

The team from our Birmingham office provided quantity surveying services, and worked with a single specialist contractor to deliver a bespoke, yet competitively priced solution to design and build a ‘Free Air Carbon-dioxide Enrichment’ (FACE) field facility, that will test the resilience of mature forest to a high carbon future.