We are helping nature to thrive at Merchant Square in a number of ways. Bug hotels and bird boxes have been placed on the Floating Pocket Park. The nesting island provides a haven for geese, ducks, coots and other waterfowl to roost and nest. Wildflowers such as Devils Bit Scabious, Great Burnet and Ragged Robin have become established, their seed heads providing a much-needed food source in winter. Ultra-sonic units control algae in waterways in an environmentally-friendly way.
Merchant Square won silver at the 2020 Green Apple Environment Awards in the Property & Estate Management/Conservation & Wildlife Category.