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Design a Bird or Bat Box Competition

Think outside the box with LeftCoast at Memorial Park.

LeftCoast and Wyre Council are inviting the public to come up with an amazing design for a bird or bat box and enter it in a competition to have it permanently installed in Memorial Park in Fleetwood.

The competition is open to everyone with all ages catered for as well as a special category for architects and design professionals.
To help you come up with your winning design LeftCoast are holding free drop in sessions with designer Tim Denton. At the workshops you’ll learn about the things you need to consider including advice on the best materials to use, plus get inspiration for wild designs that appeal to the eye as well as being a comfortable home for your winged friends.

“We’re looking for designs that offer something a bit different so throw your pre-conceived ideas about bird and bat boxes out of the window and think Grand Designs – but don’t forget to be sensitive to the needs of the bird or bat that will inhabit your box.”
-Michael Trainor, LeftCoast’s Artistic Director

The public are invited to submit their design across four age specific categories and one for professional designers or architects. Each category will have a winner and a runner up and the ten designs chosen will become a permanent feature in the park. All entries will be displayed as part of an exhibition in Fleetwood Library from 27 – 31 October.

Free drop in sessions take place on:

  • Thursday 18 September from 1-4pm at Fleetwood Library
  • Saturday 27 September from 1-3pm at Memorial Park
  • Saturday 11 October from 1-4pm at the Mount Pavilion


Competition categories are:

  • 5 to 10 years
  • 11 to 14 years
  • 15 to 18 years
  • 18+
  • Architects & Design Professionals


The closing date for competition entries is Friday 17 October.
Click here to download a competition entry form.
For more information call the LeftCoast team on 01253 477973 or email info@leftcoast.org.uk