Infrastructure and the environment

Transport

Facing the challenges across the transport sector

Technical environmental support for your projects

Our transport sector has never been more vital. The dual demands of infrastructure improvement and carbon neutrality are creating huge challenges. We’ve spent the last 30 years working at the forefront of rail and highways infrastructure development, providing environmental support to some of the country’s largest projects.

Our comprehensive services and wide experience means our teams can provide expertise to support the transport industry and its sub-sectors. We provide environmental and technical understanding, guidance, and solutions to tackle the complex requirements of this sector, and support our clients through all stages of their projects.

Working with companies such as Network Rail, HS2, Highways England, and across national schemes, we deliver quality, safety, and innovation across the transport sector.

Services across the full transport sector

  • Rail

    We have all the relevant certification and experience to plan and deliver trackside works across the United Kingdom. We can coordinate large-scale, multidisciplinary environmental surveys across sites, and we have a large cohort of safety critical staff who provide high quality and cost-effective services across projects of any size. We can deliver solutions to all of your environmental challenges and have experience working on large infrastructure schemes, track renewals, signalling upgrades, line side maintenance, civil projects, and environmental incident response.

    We take the health and safety our clients, staff and all other stakeholders extremely seriously, and are one of the few medium-sized consultancies awarded ISO certification in all three fields:

    • ISO 9001 Quality Management
    • ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management
    • ISO 14001 Environmental Management

    Our reputation and achievements in this sector means we are framework suppliers to Network Rail, HS2 (Capita), and East West Rail.

     

    Supporting the rail sector

    • Ecological expertise including protected and invasive species
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Environmental feasibility and constraints reports
    • Environmental assessment at all GRIP stages
    • Environmental site support
    • Heritage assessments and support
    • Environmental management and training
    • RIPS planning
    • Environmental / vegetation management works
  • Highways

    Bridging the gap between highways and sustainability

    Our road infrastructure must continuously balance the increasing number of people and vehicles, our complex supply chains, and the need to move efficiently, safely and sustainably around the country.

    The highways sector is driven increasingly by data and innovation, and is facing more and more environmental challenges. We help our clients navigate an adaptable and effective route through these challenges, using tried and tested solutions alongside the newest technology.

    Proven outcomes

    We have decades of experience working with our clients to deliver some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK. We have a deep understanding of the requirements and processes of this safety-critical sector, and support our clients at all stages from planning, design and construction, to on-site mitigation works and post-development maintenance.

    Exceptional service delivery to the highways sector

    • Ecological expertise including protected and invasive species
    • Specialist ecological and vegetation management services
    • Heritage services
    • Water environment services and drainage design
    • Landscape and public realm design
    • Landscape planning
    • CAD and GIS support
  • Ports

    Supporting sustainability in ports

    For ports and coastal locations across the UK, the environmental impacts of shipping presents considerable challenges. With levels of shipping activity rising, we provide adaptable and sustainable solutions.

    We assist port organisations and authorities in reviewing their operational environmental impacts, from wildlife and marine life impacts, to the health and safety of all stakeholders.  We identify areas of improvement in service delivery and provide recommendations to ensure your port is operating to the highest environmental standards.

    We help our clients work towards sustainable port operation by minimising environmental impacts, ensuring operational longevity, and encouraging sustainable growth.

    We can help you with:

    • Meeting environmental legislation requirements
    • Ensuring your operations are environmentally considered
    • Awareness and resolution of potential environmental risks in your port and harbour
    • Carbon management
    • Climate change adaptation
    • Environmental appraisal and assessment
    • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
    • Sustainability advice

     

Our commitment to quality and health & safety

  • RISQS Supplier Audited & Verified
  • UVDB Achilles Verified
  • Constructionline Gold Member Certificate of Membership
  • SSIP Safety Schemes In Procurement Accredited (Acclaim)
  • SafeContractor Accreditation
  • Sentinel certified staff
  • Teams include SMSTS, CSCS, CPCS and PTS trained staff

Supporting the entire project lifecycle from feasibility to delivery

Pre-construction

  • EIA Coordination
  • Environmental assessments and surveys
  • DMRB Assessments
  • GRIP 1-5 reports
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Environmental Consenting and compliance

Construction Phase

  • Environmental monitoring and audit
  • Environmental site supervision / watching briefs
  • Site management plans / CAR licensing
  • Incident response monitoring

Working across the entire transport sector

Our accreditations

  • RISQS
  • ISO14001
  • ISO45001
  • ISO9001
  • SSIP
  • Constructionline Gold Member