ICC up on the roof for wildlife

Birmingham’s ICC has been selected as part of a £175,000 regeneration project that will see gardens for rare birds built on the roofs of some of Birmingham’s most famous buildings. The habitat on the rooftop of the ICC is scheduled for completion shortly and will be followed by several other buildings next year. The gardens are designed to allow a range of wildlife to flourish, focusing primarily on the rare Black Redstart, a birdof which there are estimated to be only 100 breeding pairs left in the UK, ten of which are in the West Midlands. Other species that are set to benefit include bumblebees, butterflies and beetles. ICC director Nick Waight said: "The ICC is delighted to be involved in the development of the green roof project and create a habitat within the venue where rare birds and wildlife can thrive in the city."

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