In a further example of digital transformation, our environmental consultants’ Ecosystem Services Valuation enabled data-driven judgements where the relative benefits and value of proposals could be compared and understood by the layperson, using a unique 3D digital visualisation tool. The Ecosystem Services Valuation exceeded client and project partner expectations and helped secure funding of more than £2.5 million within 6 months for implementation of key works on the ground.
Our environmental services support also included creating a Natural Capital Register, identifying and evaluating habitat types, in order to prioritise enhancements.
The quality of these early phases of the project, especially the landscape design and landscape architecture elements, secured the team a UK Landscape Institute Award.
“There is a growing need to match project funding through partnership contributions from local communities and business. Thus the need to build consensus about a project’s scope, execution and wider legacy is increasing. Our award-winning strategy at Burton typifies the innovative approach that can underpin investment in all critical infrastructure projects. It demonstrates our ability to support clients to deliver a wider legacy of environmental and social net gain” says Matt Clegg, director of Black & Veatch’s environmental consulting business in Europe.
One of the things that sets our environmental consultants apart is the ability to add value at every point along the infrastructure lifecycle. Having helped develop a consensus around a vision for the Washlands, and unlock funding to help realise that vision, the landscape architect-led team undertook detailed design of the enhancements and new assets. During the next phase of the infrastructure lifecycle the team will be supporting the delivery of the environmental improvements on the ground.
Awards and achievements at a glance
- Winner, Landscape Institute Awards 2018
- Shortlisted in NEC100 Awards 2019
- Shortlisted in CIEEM Awards 2020