Bird Control at St Pancras International Railway Station
We proposed this safe and environmentally friendly Bird Control solution to remove the problem of roosting pigeons at St Pancras International Railway Station.
St.Pancras International Railway Station opened in 1968 and it has been said that it is one of the grandest entrances into London. The station has more shops than any other railway station and is widely regarded as being more glamourous than most for this reason. The shops within the station include John Lewis, MAC and Mason which are recent arrivals but other well established luxury companies are Cath Kidston,The White Company, Calvin Klein and Ted Baker. Among these luxurious stores, St. Pancras Station also houses its own fresh produce market, the longest Champagne Bar in Europe, a Hotel and a Gastro Pub. It has been compared to a destination rather than just a railway station.
The client contacted us here at Van Vynck informing us of their need for a solution to a constant difficulty they are facing, the problem of pigeons roosting on the site.
Unfortunately, because of of the stations architecture, it is difficult to proof areas against birds roosting. From past experience and our expertise we were confident that the best method to effectively solve this problem is hawking. This procedure involves a bird of prey regularly patrolling the site and deterring other birds from roosting on the premises. We proposed this safe and environmentally friendly solution to our client who was pleased to adopt our recommendations.
The Van Vynck team can now often be seen at St Pancras Station flying the hawk around the site. Not only has the problem been solved but the hawk has fast become a star and another unique feature of the station.