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Graham Lea named top designer in bat box competition

Graham Lea, founder of Graham Lea Architecture, has won first prize in a competition to design a bat box for Memorial Park Fleetwood.

Organisers of the competition: LeftCoast and Wyre Council, wanted to provide valuable nesting space for wildlife in the area, but they wanted something a little grander and more eye-catching than a normal bat box.

Graham came up with the idea of crossing the Batmobile with a Fleetwood tram – hence the Bat Tram – and entered it into the category for Architects and Design Professionals.

The judges loved Graham’s original, quirky and clever design. Graham’s prize was to see his design made real by competition judge, designer Tim Denton.

Graham’s Bat Tram bat box has been permanently installed alongside the other category winners in Memorial Park Fleetwood.

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