Expansion continues for The Ecology Consultancy with the launch of new Wakefield office
Fri 02 Dec 2016
The Ecology Consultancy has expanded its regional operations into the north of England with the launch of a new office in Wakefield.
This announcement follows on from the opening of The Ecology Consultancy’s Midlands office in August and Temple’s (The Ecology Consultancy’s sister company) Manchester office, launched in October.
The Ecology Consultancy will now be able to offer ecology consultancy services and bespoke wildlife conservation solutions to clients in the north.
The Ecology Consultancy provides technical expertise, advice and a wide range of ecological services to the development, planning and construction sectors across much of the UK.
Giles Coe, The Ecology Consultancy’s technical director, said: “The new office represents the next stage in The Ecology Consultancy’s plans to provide comprehensive coverage for projects wherever they may be situated in the UK.
“In order to provide a competitive and bespoke service to our clients it is essential not only that we are well placed geographically to access sites, but that we employ local staff with an in-depth knowledge of wildlife issues in their region.“
Primarily based out of the Wakefield Office, The Ecology Consultancy’s northern team will also be operating from the newly opened Manchester office of Temple - enabling them to provide ecological consultancy services to clients both sides of the Pennines.
Temple is a property and infrastructure consultancy specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.
Leading the new northern office will be associate director Dr Sarah Cox, a chartered ecologist and environmentalist, who has joined The Ecology Consultancy from Keystone Environmental where she was head of ecology.
Sarah has over 18 years of commercial consultancy experience from previous roles at Keystone, Penny Anderson Associates and The British Trust for Ornithology and has worked on a variety of large-scale construction and nationally significant infrastructure projects as well as developing a proven expertise in urban ecology and green infrastructure planning.
The northern team will provide ecology services that are required for project completion, with specialist experience in ecological assessment, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Ecological Impact Assessments, Stage 1 and 2 Habitats Regulations Assessment, Biodiversity Offsetting, BREEAM/CSH ecology assessments and proven ability in the role of expert witness.
Original article by Nick Hill, Bdaily