Highways

Delivering specialist expertise to the highways industry

As the UK’s leading specialist environmental consultancy, we can add considerable expertise to your highways project team.

Delivering specialist expertise to the highways industry

We can help you to meet your legislative, policy and contractual requirements, from strategic level input on mitigation and biodiversity, through survey and analysis, to gaining consents and protected species licences. We are experienced at delivering large infrastructure projects to the highest standards and use the latest technological advances to maximise efficiency and aid decision making.

Works in the highways sector have been a key part of our business, giving us extensive experience in the full scope of works, from outline planning through to on-site mitigation works and post-development maintenance. We are able to combine our extensive highways working experience with the latest technical innovations such as our bespoke interactive mapping software, to provide significant added value to our clients.

We provide specialist ecological and vegetation management services for the UK highways sector. From reptile fencing through to complex vegetation clearance projects, we are used to working in this safety critical environment.

We provide a complete delivery package from scheme inception through to project delivery for all ecology elements, and are trusted to deliver complex schemes on nationally significant highway infrastructure projects by major contractors.

Projects

Companies and organisations we work with

The results of the surveys were used to inform the route options and minimise potential impacts on bats through detailed conservation strategy planning. As a result the main works were given the go-ahead.

Project Manager, Thomson Ecology, bypass scheme, Magherafelt

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

Thomson Habitats were an integral part of the project delivery team, and have played a key role in helping us to discharge the ecological mitigation works. Despite conflicting demands, they have provided a pragmatic, professional service and have been quick to respond and assist where needed. We would not hesitate in using them on other projects. ”

Scott Marsden, Carillion Utilities Project Manager

We gave Thomson Habitats a highly challenging brief. From the off-set, Thomson Habitats carefully planned the works with us and developed an understanding of our project deadlines. Thomson have delivered the work two days ahead of programme with no compromise on quality or safety. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Construction Manager, Kier Construction

Thomson Ecology are experts in their field. They understand the masterplanning and EIA processes and deliver practical and informed solutions in a timely manner to enable protection and enhancement of wildlife to be a key feature of the development. They are great team members to have on board.

Stephen Neal, Senior Development Manager, Land Securities

Key Contact

Richard Arnold

Technical Director / Director of Ecology

Guildford Office

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

+44(0)1483 466 000

Accreditations and awards

Thomson Ecology Handbook

This online version of the Thomson 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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