December 28th 2009: After reading a short article in local newspaper
Dé Weekkrant De Brug Nijmegen about the first construction work being done for project Nieuwe Voorstad in Nijmegen, I wrote an email to project
developer Strukton Bouw asking them about the possibilities of incorporating Swift nest bricks.
January 7th 2010 I called the head office as I didn't get a response to my email. I got the email address of someone involved in the project and
emailed that person. I received a response the same day telling me the initial email ended up with a collegue and they had already looked around on some
websites and read about placing several nest bricks near eachother as Swifts like to nest in eachothers company. I emailed my contact some information about
distances, types of nest boxes, entrance openings and such.
Some time in March 2010 I received a phone call of the collegue of my contact. He asked for a drawing showing how nest bricks should be placed which
I sent him through email the next day.
On April 1st 2010 I received an email telling me work on the masonry would probably start in the beginning of 2011. Also included was a drawing of
both the South and North fa&ccdedil;ades. 9 Nest bricks were included in a blind wall of the North fa&ccdedil;ade. My contact thought the lowest three nest
bricks were probably located too low as there's a flat roof about 2 metres below the nest entrances.
April 4th 2010 I sent an email to my contact letting him know the lowest three nest bricks should indeed be moved upward. I suggested two rows of five
bricks and let him know two rows of ten bricks would also be possible and something I would of course love to see realized.