Environmental regulations provide the foundation for environmental consulting and the opportunity to create additional benefits for our clients and the communities their projects serve.
Our clients for critical human infrastructure projects include central and local government, regulators, industry, utilities, UK transport network providers and airports. We provide stand-alone support for private development projects as well as working in integrated teams on the type of large-scale critical infrastructure projects upon which Black & Veatch built its UK & global reputation.
We help clients deliver innovatively funded, environmentally compliant infrastructure, by offering environmental services for each stage in the lifecycle of an asset or project – which is just one of the things that sets us apart.
Through smart landscape and green infrastructure design, and bespoke ecosystem services assessments and valuations, we consistently unlock additional funding streams for projects that reduce the costs for both clients and communities.
Our creative and award-winning integrated planning and design approach delivers both functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies - such as enhanced or reclaimed public spaces, new habitats and biodiversity, recreational resources and greater community engagement.
Our environmental specialists work together with Black & Veatch and partner’s engineering and design teams to develop feasible and cost-effective solutions to the complex questions posed by development across a wide range of fragile natural and socially sensitive locations.
As well as helping clients invest in solutions to environmental challenges, and delivering pragmatic solutions to ecological constraints, our technical expertise enables us to work with bodies like the Environment Agency and Natural England to shape best practice approaches that protect our environment and deliver sustainable infrastructure and development.
River Thames Scheme
From Windsor to Chertsey, United Kingdom
Working with the Environment Agency to protect 17,000 properties, between Windsor and London in England, from flooding; and reduce the flood risk posed to Heathrow and other major transport infrastructure.
Minsmere Flood Risk Management Scheme
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Suffolk, England
The Minsmere Nature Reserve is internationally designated as a Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site (wetland of international importance). It is located on one of the UK’s fastest-eroding coastlines. But resisting coastal change through hard-engineering is often not the most sustainable solution.
Felixstowe Coastal Defence
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Felixstowe, on the Suffolk coast, is at risk of flooding during times of high surge tides. Existing coastal defences were nearing the end of their useful life, with many of the groynes no longer effective at retaining the sand on the beach. This led to lowering of the beach and undermining of the seawall. Improved coastal defences were urgently needed.
Mogden Sewage Treatment Works Upgrade
Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Thames Water’s Mogden Sewage Treatment Works is the United Kingdom’s third largest, serving 2 million customers in Greater London. In 2010, work began on an upgrade and expansion project to increase Mogden’s treatment capacity and meet the Environment Agency’s new consent standard.
Burton and Trent Washlands
Burton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
In achieving a Landscape Institute Award for our work in Burton, Black & Veatch has set out a strong framework for future projects to deliver robust infrastructure investment cases that deliver wider environmental and social value.
Black & Veatch has extensive experience in statutory liaison, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Ecological Impact Assessment for EIA. We deliver pragmatic solutions to ecological constraints.
Black & Veatch’s proven expertise in applied economic appraisal is used by our clients worldwide to demonstrate the business case for investing in solutions to complex environmental problems.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Black & Veatch has a proven track record in successfully developing EIA and planning strategies and supporting planning approvals for a wide variety of projects.
Our teams ensure that our projects are environmentally sustainable, designed sensitively within the landscape context and protect and enhance local landscape character and quality.
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