Water & Utilities

Ecological consultancy and contracting services for water projects, including pipelines, bulk transfer schemes, sewerage treatment, water extraction facilities, harbour redevelopment and port facilities, river restoration and enhancement, and aquatic monitoring projects.

Ecosulis has a proven track record of taking an innovative approach to water projects that ensures designs and plans are accepted by the relevant statutory consultees and that the needs of biodiversity, trees, development and conservation are balanced.

We understand that extensions to existing facilities often have less scope for biodiversity enhancements than residential or commercial developments, due to the presence of existing water facilities and infrastructure and the limited availability of adjacent land. Also, because of the scale of some water projects the biodiversity footprint can be large in the absence of a suitably designed and landscape-scale mitigation strategy. Similarly, there are fewer alternative locations for new projects and these tend to be restricted by legislation, planning policy, transport networks, economic viability and presence of existing facilities.

Ecosulis has the experience to deliver tailor-made and cost-effective solutions to help water projects remain on time and on budget from inception to completion. We operate throughout the UK and work with our clients to identify potential ecological and arboricultural constraints and opportunities at the outset, to avoid costly delays at the later stages of a project. With our in-depth knowledge of current legislation and environmental policy, we can devise strategies to avoid conflict, deliver projects and achieve positive biodiversity gain.