Well the pigeons might have found it easy getting into position but, as with all bird-proofing work, acces for
humans is always a bit trickier. We won’t be beaten by a bird, though, so a lightweight scaffold tower was
carried up the internal staircase and taken through the office, section by section. Once out on the decking
the PASM-trained bird team erected the tower, allowing safe access to the solar shading.
We thought we’d got the difficult bit out the way – but no. Our first task was to pigeon-proof the underside of
the overhanging top-floor balcony with netting. The net was only 12m x 1.5m – relatively small in pigeon-proofing terms – but because the gap between the solar shading and the underside of the upper balcony
wasn’t quite a metre in height, it meant we had to work upside down to install it!
After that, installing pigeon spikes – close to 100 metres worth – to the top of the solar shading was a doddle.
Pigeon-proofing mission done!