Commercial and residential development

Delivering specialist expertise for commercial and residential developments

As the UK’s leading specialist environmental consultancy, we can add considerable expertise to your commercial and residential development.

BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes

To assist you to achieve the benefits of BREEAM or Code for Sustainable Homes certification we provide a specialised ecology service. Our site visit and report will fulfil the specific requirements of each assessment process and our consultants meet the ‘Suitably Qualified Ecologist’ (SQE) criteria as stipulated in the BRE guidelines. Call us or email to discuss your projects.

Early stage ecological planning advice

The ecological aspects of your commercial or residential development projects don’t need to be more complex or costly than is necessary, if you take advice at an early stage. Using our knowledge we can advise during the design stage on the best ways to avoid or mitigate ecological impacts. Your project can benefit in many ways from our years of experience in assisting with planning applications.

Total planning service for developers

We are experts on ecology planning issues, Ecological Impact Assessments, input to master planning, protected species surveys and licence applications. We liaise on your behalf with the relevant regulatory bodies, e.g. Natural England, planning authorities and stakeholders.

Projects

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

Director

Guildford Office

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

+44(0)1483 466 000

Accreditations and awards

SMAS
CHAS
HSAS
ISO9001 1
ISO9001
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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