Airport works are a key part of our business, and our teams are experienced in providing the necessary ecological skills and innovation necessary to deliver the ecological aspects of airside and landside projects.

We are able to provide a ‘turnkey’ approach for the aviation sector, from initial ecology surveys through to soft landscaping and airside habitat management.

We have worked at many airports and airfields including Birmingham, Cambridge, HMS Daedalus and Gatwick, where we worked with our client to deliver a 19ha online flood storage area to the Gatwick Stream tributary. This scheme will allow for a 1 in 100 year level of protection and will help to prevent the flooding of Gatwick Airport and the A23. We were commissioned to undertake the soft landscaping, invasive species management and ecology elements of the works.

We pride ourselves on innovation and use the latest technology and machinery to allow us to efficiently deliver works for our client, to the highest safety standards.


Companies and organisations we work with

An excellent experience - Thomson Ecology provided exactly the service we required in a very cost effective and timely manner.

Project Manager, Building Contractor

Thomson’s involvement as part of the delivery team was key to producing an end product that both looked great but that also met with the design criteria, ensuring the scheme will continue to perform into the future.

John Sullivan, Senior Asset Manager, Eskmuir Group

One of Redrow’s placemaking principles is the creation of new or enhancement of existing wildlife habitats. We have worked closely with Thomson Ecology on a number of initiatives to ensure that the local wildlife has a suitable environment during and post construction.

Leigh Johnson, Senior Development Manager at Redrow Homes (Eastern)

The project was managed professionally, with the required updates performed clearly, concisely and on time. The field work was delivered to a high standard, with surveyors communicating and presenting themselves professionally – important as they were also representing our organisation; the quality of the fieldwork was first-rate.

Kieron J. Doick, Acting Science Group Leader, Forest Research

"This was ABC Electrification’s first experience of working with Thomson Ecology and I have found them extremely professional and collaborative in their support in delivering this complex and challenging programme of works.”

Jane Jukes, Environmental Manager for ABC Electrification

I was very pleased with the service that Thomson Ecology provided. The surveys and associated reports were delivered professionally and on time.

Richard D Smith - Environmental Consultant, Vinci Construction UK Ltd

Key Contact

Richard Arnold


Guildford Office

Compass House
60 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park

+44(0)1483 466 000

Accreditations and awards

ISO9001 1
ISO9001 2

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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