Broadfield stadium is the home of the Crawley Devils football team (who recently played Manchester United in the FA cup!) and is managed by the local council. Because of the location on the permiter of the town and countryside the stadium had a large problem with starlings nesting in various locations of the main stadium.
Our task was to remove the nesting materials under a general licence (laws have since changed and this now has to be applied in advance via Natural England) and to install anti-bird netting to prevent re-entry. For cost purposes and the possible risk of other birds it was decided to install sparrow netting which has a smaller hole to counter-act any future issues.
Sparrow netting is installed in a similar way to normal netting but with fixings at 0.3m intervals and hogrings at every square which considerably lengthended the time to install the netting. Due to ongoing matches it was decided to use a lorry mounted platform so the machine could be removed from site as required.
Approx 6 months later it was decided to install netting to the side stalls due to displacement from the main stadium and the overall success of the works.