Built Environment Overview

SLR provides straightforward, commercially aware and technically robust advice to clients in the Built Environment sector. We support investors, developers, regulators, policy makers, landowners and other stakeholders.

We have particular expertise in the following business sectors:

  • Residential
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Defence
  • Culture, Leisure, Sports and Tourism
  • Urban Regeneration

SLR’s expertise includes the following services:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Expert Witness and Arbitration Support
  • Landscape and Urban Design
  • Masterplanning and Sustainable Design Practice
  • Planning Policy and Strategy
  • Site investigation, Remediation, Toxicology and Human Health
  • Site Promotion and Consultation

A selection of clients across SLR’s global Built Environment business sector includes:

  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Newcastle University
  • Ontario Ministry of Transport
  • Port of Waterford
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Washington State University

News

The New EIA Regulations 2017 – it should be business as usual

May 16, 2017

Like you, staff at SLR are receiving many briefings being circulated about the new EIA Regulations. Much of the comment appears to be raising the potential for concern, pushing those developing projects to seek additional advice that in reality may well be unnecessary. Our perspective is that if you were already pro-actively applying the old EIA Regulations to the specific advantage of your project, then the new regulations change little.

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The semantics of terminology and Cultural Heritage

February 21, 2017

As published in The Economist, Tim Malim (BA, FSA, MCIfA) Technical Director, Archaeology & Heritage discusses how the standards for a Cultural Heritage Environmental Impact Assessment study have had to become more robust in order to withstand judicial review and cross-examination.

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SLR’s Fingal Heritage Project is nominated for prestigious planning industry award

February 10, 2017

​Fingal Heritage Project is a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for Heritage at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

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Team

Brandon Stobart (AFR)

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Brandon is a registered environmental assessment practitioner with the South African ICB and the Namibian EAPAN. He is also a registered attorney with the high court of South Africa.

Brandon has 18 years of professional experience and has provided project management, environmental assessment, stakeholder management and permitting services to a wide range of sectors and clients throughout Africa.

Neihad Al-Khalidy (APac)

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Neihad offers expertise in fluid and thermal technologies ranging from mechanical, chemical, building technology and environmental analysis to the aerodynamic modelling of aircraft and ships. Neihad has 25 years research and consulting experience in ESD and Renewables, Computational Fluid Dynamics, promoting innovative design and solving multiphase industrial problems, Passive Ventilation Design, Building Facades, Condensation and Insulation Assessments, Wind Studies, Building Energy Ratings, Exterior Lighting Impacts, Solar Systems, Reflectivity and Overshadowing.  Neihad’s background combines an extensive academic record plus an international track record in consulting activities ranging across a wide variety of industries.  Neihad has managed many industrial and commercial projects throughout Australia, SE Asia and the Middle East.

Jeff Nyman (CA)

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Jeff Nyman is SLR’s Director for the Built Environment Sector in Canada and has over 19 years’ experience planning and conducting Phase 1, 2 and 3 ESAs, completing remedial options assessments, developing remedial plans, substantive cost estimating, writing tender specifications, managing remediation projects, and designing and implementing hydrogeological assessments.

Jeff also manages SLR’s Federal Government Services. As the federal government business development lead he is responsible for contact with federal government department leads. Jeff also provides technical expertise to staff in Canada on federal government regulations and work requirements, including northern projects.

Jonathan Reynolds (EUR)

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Jonathan is SLR’s Sector Lead for the Built Environment Sector in Europe and has over 16 years’ experience in Urban Design & Masterplanning across the UK. 

Particular areas of expertise include the establishment of a design ‘vision’ for a site, followed by the preparation of masterplans and supporting design material for both greenfield and brownfield regeneration schemes, from small infill sites to major urban extensions and settlements.  Jonathan can also undertake initial capacity assessments to help clients realise development potential by promoting sites through the planning system from an early stage.  Jonathan has secured planning consent for a number of major development sites as part of a wider team, and has provided services as an expert witness for urban design & masterplanning.

Jay Russell (US)

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Jay Russell has over 20 years of professional experience working with a wide range of environmental and site development projects throughout the US. He has experience providing strategic project management to successfully address our clients’ development concerns, and address liabilities from litigation and state and federal regulatory enforcement. Mr. Russell has provided consulting services to many business sectors including forest products, pulp and paper, metals casting, composite fiberglass, oil and gas, paint, and various manufacturing industries.

For more information

Please contact a member of our team below to discuss your specific requirements or for a quotation.