Habitat management

We provide practical habitat creation and management solutions to compensate for losses caused by development and building works.

As specialist ecological contractors, the habitats management team turn plans into practice, providing services such as wildlife fencing, vegetation control, tree clearance and invasive species management. We also support ecologists with protected species trapping and translocation.

Skidsteer hire

We have a CAT 279D skidsteer, with an NPORS/SSSTS/PTS qualified operator, available for hire throughout the UK.

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Invasive species management

We provide specialist invasive species consultancy, as well as remediation and treatment services.

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Fencing and trapping

We install high quality wildlife fencing and put trapping and translocation recommendations into practice.

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Vegetation clearance

We provide tree removal and vegetation clearance services on a range of sites including construction, rail, highways and commercial developments all across the UK.

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Ecological impact mitigation

We carry out a range of practical services which help mitigate the impact that development works can have on flora and fauna.

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Habitat creation, restoration and management

We design, create and restore habitats for all ecosystems for private and public sector clients.

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Ecological mitigation

When development works adversely impact protected species and their habitats, measures can be taken to mitigate damage.

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Ecological contracting services

Thomson environmental consultants habitat team provide practical solutions to compensate for loss of habitat caused by development and buildings works.

Our specialists design, create and restore habitats for wildlife on both brownfield and rural sites for a wide range of private and public sector clients.

We undertake practical work to turn ecological plans and recommendations into practice, supporting ecologists with protected species trapping and moving as required.

When development works adversely impact protected species and their habitats, we take measures which will mitigate damage, such as habitat creation for great crested newts, by way of a new pond.

The team have a great reputation for efficient and sensitive project management, with commitment to delivering projects on time, within budget and to the brief.

Projects

Companies and organisations we work with

Just a quick congratulations. The soil reports for the pond liners conducted by Thomson Habitats are the leading standard across the project amongst all four contractors. Good work team!

Mathew Blackstock, EngTech MICE Site Engineer, Fusion JV

Thomson Habitats have assisted us from the early pre-tender stages of this project. The site team worked hard to ensure that Himalayan balsam clearance works were undertaken on time and in accordance with best practice. Their TIM software in particular, has proved to be of huge assistance. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Thomson Habitats on site. ”

Marcus Hargreaves, BAM Nuttall

Thomson Ecology & Thomson Habitats worked closely together to provide a turnkey approach, ensuring that all of the required badger sett closures were undertaken in line with our programme and to a high standard of quality and safety. I would not hesitate to use them on other projects. ”

Craig Marshall, Network Rail

Thomson’s ability to provide a wide range of professional environmental services at short notice has been invaluable to our project programme.

Elwen Tasker, Environmental Manager, Carillion PLC, Stockley Junction.

Thomson have proven to be highly valuable on this scheme. Despite the difficulties of the ground, tight programme and access issues, Thomson have completed the works to a high standard, and have maintained the highest levels of professionalism. Their TIM software has proven to be of huge assistance, and clearly sets them apart from their competitors. I would not hesitate to use them again. ”

Darren Thorn, Senior Agent, Costain, M1 J16-J19

Despite logistical difficulties and tight timeframes, the works were completed to an excellent standard, on programme and within budget. I would not hesitate to use Thomson again on our other projects.

Tom Wesley, C Spencer Ltd.

 

Key Contact

Simon Mackrell

Director of Habitats

Thomson Habitats

Compass House
60 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park
Guildford
GU2 7AG

+44 (0)1483 466000

Accreditations and Awards

Thomson’s ecology handbook

This online version of the Thomson’s ecology handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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