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.
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.
SLR is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Campbell to lead the Infrastructure sector in Asia Pacific.
SLR has recently appointed Lono Tyson to lead the firm’s Waste and Resource Management Services in Asia Pacific. Lono brings more than 20 years of international experience in waste management including planning, approvals, design, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance, monitoring and rehabilitation of municipal solid waste management facilities.
Global environmental consultancy SLR and strategic risk management consultancy Strategia Worldwide Ltd hosted a joint breakfast seminar on Wednesday 25 January 2017, 8AM to 10AM at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London to discuss “helping companies and investors realise opportunities in complex environments”. It was attended by 91 invited guests from the mining, insurance, capital markets and risk industries.
SLR has recently expanded its Engineering capability with the appointment of Peter Cupitt as Principal Water/Wastewater Engineer. Peter joins former colleague Paul Delaney in the Civil and Structural Engineering team based from the company’s Newcastle premises.
Having provided landscape expert witness services to Barratt David Wilson Homes, SLR is delighted that the Secretary of State has allowed the Appeal at Bradford Road, East Ardsley, and has given Barratt David Wilson outline consent for the construction of 299 homes.
Nigel Leehane, SLR's Technical Director - Environment Management, Permitting & Compliance, has been published in The Environmentalist. You can read his article below, which discusses the reliability of information in corporate environmental reports, and how a new standard could improve assurance.
We are very pleased to welcome Sue Swain to SLR. Sue brings a wealth of experience to SLR and will be the new Sector Leader for the Industry Sector, based in the Manchester office.
Jeremy Smith, Director, Landscape Architecture discusses how valued landscape is becoming the common cause for application refusals and what can be done to overcome this.
SLR is now a registered IEMA training centre, which means the company can deliver IEMA certified training courses. SLR intend to offer a selection of short courses to our clients (as in-house courses) and at public venues. Initially, the focus will be on courses in ISO 14001;2015 environmental management systems and auditing, and developing sustainability strategy.
Jamie Robinson, Technical Director in SLR's Bradford on Avon office, has successfully passed the exam to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) through the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS).
SLR is delighted to have been recognised as the ‘Best Global Environmental Advisory 2017’. This award comes from BUILD, and is a part of their 2017 Home Builder Awards.
SLR is delighted to learn that Wheelabrator Technologies (Wheelabrator) has achieved financial close on the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project.
SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephan Theben as our new Toronto-based Mining and Minerals Sector Lead.
Holiday Greetings from the team at SLR Consulting...
Over the last three weeks we’ve looked at some of the key issues effecting water sourcing within the Mining & Minerals sector. We have covered the following major topics: •The world doesn't stand a chance without water •Driving Sustainable Water Management in Mining •The challenges with permitting for water sourcing
SLR has announced the appointment of two new senior executives in its North America and Asia Pacific operations.
Completed in 2014, SLR designed and planned the landscape setting of the Viridor Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley, Oxfordshire. The facility, which works continuously to transform Oxfordshire’s non-recyclable waste into enough renewable energy to power around 38,000 homes, has now recently been recognised at the annual Oxford Preservation Trust awards.
SLR has successfully been selected as an advisor on WRAP Cymru’s Sustainable Resource Management Framework.
In this week’s water sourcing article Dave Walker discusses how it is getting more difficult to get permits for water sourcing in some geographical areas and the increasing importance of alternative supply options.
SLR’s Melbourne office has this week moved to their newly renovated premises in Hawthorn.
The second of our series on water sourcing Dave Walker, Technical Director, Mining & Minerals talks through the main factors that affect mines’ ability to access the appropriate quality and quantity of water.
Key industry professional, John Postlethwaite has recently joined SLR Consulting in the Brisbane office as Engineering Operations Manager.
MQP has today been granted a licence from Natural England to relocate Great Crested Newts at the company's quarry at Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire.
Water scarcity is among the main problems facing many societies in the 21st century. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and, although there is no ‘global’ water scarcity as such, an increasing number of regions are chronically short of water.
SLR is very pleased to welcome Rob Jeffries. Rob brings a wealth of experience to the company and will be the new Sector Leader for the Oil & Gas Sector, based in the Guildford office.
SLR Consulting Australia has this week announced the appointments of Principal Consultant Michael Allan and Associate Consultant Charles McInnes.
‘Britain’s Housebuilding Scandal’ - A disturbing return to the blame culture for a lack of housing delivery?
Elle Cass, Technical Director – Planning and SLR's recently appointed Built Environment Planning Lead discusses her thoughts on the Government's approach to managing the current housing crisis.
To better serve our clients, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. has opened a new office in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.
SLR Consulting has recently been announced as the Noise and Vibration Technical Advisor on the Parramatta Light Rail project.
SLR was invited to present at the recent "EU Research and Innovation in Support to the Earth observation Market" workshop, organised by the Directorate Climate Action and Resource Efficiency of European Commission's DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in Brussels. Peter Kinghan, Principal, SLR Consulting Ireland, presented examples of SLR’s work using remote sensing (related to O&G, mining and waste projects) along with ideas on how to bridge the gap between research / innovation and viable commercial end uses.
On Wednesday, 28th September SLR Consulting, Osborne Clarke and No5 Chambers held an autumn presentation and debate at Osborne Clarke Temple Quay offices in Bristol. The event focused on the ongoing developments in planning and infrastructure and offered attendees an insight into the latest legislation and the impact that is having and will have on planning and infrastructure developments. The seminar attracted over 30 invited guests including developers, agents, housebuilders and architects.
SLR triumphed at the 2016 Business Excellence Awards run by Environment Analyst, receiving the top award on the night for International Business Excellence.
SLR Consulting announces the appointment of Elle Cass as Technical Director – Planning and the new Built Environment Planning Lead. This new role has been created to complement SLR's extensive range of technical expertise and to provide existing and new clients with a fully integrated Built Environment Planning and Project Management Offer. With this appointment SLR can offer a ‘one stop shop’ to delivering both technically deliverable and commercially viable planning permissions.
Global environmental and advisory consultancy SLR and strategic risk management consultancy Strategia Worldwide Ltd hosted a joint breakfast seminar on Thursday, 22nd September, at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London to discuss “A comprehensive approach to risk in complex environments.” It was attended by 54 invited guests from the oil and gas, insurance and risk industries.
SLR’s team in France has been working with the French Development Agency (AFD) over the last couple of years, to mainstream gender equality into its operations.
SLR has appointed Dianne Buchanan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the retirement of former CFO Jonathan Cook earlier in the year.
SLR to Open New Office in Toronto and is Pleased to Welcome New Advisory Services Manager, Sandra Thompson
SLR is delighted to welcome Sandra Thompson to Canada’s Advisory Services Team. Sandra (Sandy) will take the role of Advisory Services Operations Manager and will have oversight of the group across Canada where she will focus on transactional consulting for our existing clients as well as continuing to build our due diligence portfolio.
SLR Consulting has been shortlisted in this year’s Environment Analyst Business Excellence Awards. We are included in two categories: the best UK Large Firm and the best International Firm.
Nigel Leehane, technical director in the Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance team was one of the UK’s technical experts at last week’s annual ISO Environment Technical Committee meeting, held in Seoul, South Korea.
The International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN) is a forum for international experts in the field of railway noise and vibration. Held on a three year cycle, this year’s event is being hosted by the Australian Acoustical Society in Terrigal, New South Wales.
SLR is delighted to welcome Kevin Ford to the global Oil & Gas Advisory team. Kevin will take the role of Chief Economist and will have oversight of the economics group in Guildford where he will focus on advising our existing clients and continuing to build the economics portfolio.
Leading environmental consultancy, SLR Consulting has this week announced the appointment of Peter Runcie as Associate Consultant in the Acoustics and Vibration team.
Simon Higson, SLR’s Technical Discipline Manager for the Landscape Architecture team, will be presenting a paper titled “What Landscape Strategy?” at next month’s 19th Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference on 7th September, for Day Two: Landscape, Restoration and Surveying.
SLR Consulting has recently announced the appointment of Civil Engineer, Paul Delaney as the Asia Pacific Technical Discipline Manager in the Civil and Structural Engineering team.
SLR Consulting has been working closely with the French Development Agency (AFD) creating a specific methodology to ensure that operational teams and industry experts work to improve the Land Tenure Security for communities affected by their projects.
SLR Consulting announces the appointment of Duncan Cartwright, a new Principal Hydrogeologist, within the Land Quality & Remediation team.
SLR Consulting Ltd has recently completed a two year collaboration with Ecospan & AIS Environment in Malta. In partnership SLR undertook the hydrodynamic modelling of Marsaxlokk Bay; a natural port adjacent to a small fishing village on the south-eastern part of Malta, which is traditionally famous for its Sunday fish market and painted boats.
Thursday, 7th July 2016, proved to be an extraordinary day for SLR Consulting’s Dr George Nash, Principal - Archaeology & Heritage. It was a day of great personal pride and achievement and one which he is not likely to forget. Dr Nash has been the Priory Archaeologist at St Mary’s Priory Church, in Abergavenny, for the past 19 years. This is an honorary position he took up in 1997.
SLR Consulting Ltd announces the recent appointment of Nigel Leehane as Technical Director, with the SLR Europe Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance team, based in the Nottingham office.
On 15th June, the Irish Times announced SLR Environmental Consulting (Ireland) Ltd as a winner of Horizon 2020 competitive funding for three projects. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of almost €80 billion Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest ever programme for research and innovation and is part of the drive to create new jobs and growth across Europe.
Thursday, 23rd June 2016 marked a highlight in the 2016 awards calendar with The Planning & Placemaking Awards taking place at Savoy Place in central London. Paul McTernan (Technical Director, Planning) Laura Marshall (Principal, Planning) and Jonathan Reynolds (Technical Director, Urban Design & Masterplanning) attended this event and represented SLR in two highly competitive categories.
SLR Consulting Ltd, a leader in global environmental and advisory services, was commissioned by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) at the end of 2015, to undertake a review of the Irish public’s perception of geoscience activity (research, exploration and extraction of earth resources). The research was undertaken to better understand the requirements for social acceptance of geoscience activities by the relevant stakeholders.
SLR Consulting Ltd has been shortlisted in this year’s Planning Awards in two categories. The first, the ‘Award for Plan-making’, which promotes the excellent work carried out by its Planning team, in collaboration with the Nene Park Trust, on the Nene Park Masterplan 2016-2045.
SLR Consulting is monitoring the construction work being carried out on a new commercial building, at 79-83 Oxford Street, London. SLR’s team of Acoustics, Noise & Vibration specialists is helping to reduce the potential risk of any structural damage to buildings adjacent to this site. They are doing this through the use of a coordinated INFRA system, which is monitoring dust, noise and vibration levels of the work.
SLR Consulting, a leader in global environmental and advisory services, announces the appointment of Ben Matthews as associate geologist based in Bristol.
SLR Consulting Limited, a leader in global environmental and advisory services, has been awarded a gold medal award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2016. Now in its 60th year the prestigious annual scheme, run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), presents accolades across 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering and manufacturing.
SLR Consulting Australia (SLR) has once again proven to be an exceptional performer in the Australian waste management consultancy marketplace, with a consecutive top three place in the release of the 2016 Inside Waste Consultants Review.
SLR is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Paul Gordon MSc PGeo EurGeol as a Principal Geologist with the SLR Europe Geology team. Paul will be based in SLR’s Dublin office.
Tom Green to address All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Highways Maintenance at House of Commons
SLR's European Head of Engineering, Tom Green, will present to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APGG) on Highways Maintenance at Westminster on 8th March 2016 on the topic of promoting circular principles in highway maintenance.
Paul McTernan, Technical Director - Planning was delighted to pick up the International Innovation Award at the IPI International Awards held at Dublin Castle on Friday 19th February 2016
SLR has appointed Malcolm Cooper as Technical Director, Archaeology & Heritage. This move further strengthens SLR’s profile and experience in heritage management.
SLR Consulting announces the appointment of prominent industry professional, Suzanne Jolly as Principal Consultant in the Environmental Management, Planning and Approvals team. Suzanne has 17 years’ experience in environmental management, due diligence, strategic business building and client management, with a strong focus on the mining and extractive resource sectors.
SLR Consulting has supported INEOS, one of the UK’s largest energy users, in the evaluation and acquisition of a material producing North Sea asset package. The acquisition secures INEOS’s position as a North Sea operator and reflects its wider strategy to build an upstream oil and gas production business to complement its refining and...
As habitat loss pushes wildlife to the brink, many species are now protected by either UK or European legislation. This is sound from an ecological perspective but can cause increased time delays and costs to developers – particularly at proposed development sites where only one or two animals have been recorded. SLR Senior Ecologist Rebecca Hendry ex...
SLR Consulting’s Paul McTernan challenged UK urban planners to be more playful at a recent Playboard conference in Belfast. The ‘Playing Out’ event sought to explore how better design and masterplanning of the public realm can support children’s holistic development. The conference followed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fit and Healthy Childhood’s report on...
SLR Consulting recently completed the technical authoring of a Decom North Sea and Zero Waste Scotland funded report on ‘The Management of Decommissioned Material in a Circular Economy’. Launched at the Decom Delivery, Re-use Results conference in Aberdeen earlier this month, the document provides an overview of re-use potential in the oil and gas decommissioning sect...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from everyone at SLR
SLR has won a top accolade for its Paisley Town Centre Heritage and Asset Strategy at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) 2015. One of the Scottish Government’s most prestigious events, the SAQP Awards celebrates achievements in planning, from strategic visions to development on the ground.
SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd was recently awarded a National Export Award, Building and Construction Contractors or Services at the Master Builders Australia National Excellence Awards. These Awards showcase the highest quality achieved by Australia’s building and construction industry.
SLR has contributed to a collaborative project that claimed the top award at this year’s Build New York Live event.
With volatility in the oil and gas sector leading to heightened demand for consulting services, SLR Consulting announces that its upstream specialist team, Challenge Energy, will now operate solely under the SLR brand, forming a key part of the environmental firm’s global oil and gas advisory services offering. Challenge Energy was acquired by SLR la...
The Challenge Energy oil and gas advisory team is pleased to have assisted Zennor Petroleum (formerly MPX E&P) in its sale to Kerogen Capital and subsequent capital injection. The team has been working alongside MPX over a number of years on infrastructure commercial discussions on its assets, and more recently this capital raising e...
SLR Consulting has been appointed in the UK by the Coal Authority under the Abandoned Metal Mines – Treatability Framework Contract to provide experts who will advise the Coal Authority.
SLR Consulting, has today announced the appointment of Keith and Sylvia James to its Perth Office
SLR Consulting’s position as specialists in carrying out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) is underlined by its recent appointment by National Grid for the North West Coast Connections project under the expert auspices of SLR's Penny Williams.
Project Ecologist Emily Drinkwater, from SLR's Worcester office, has been presented with the 2015 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management’s (CIEEM) Promising Professional Award.
Our Bristol team co-organised a superb event, hosted by Osborne Clarke, to an invited audience of planners, housebuilders and architects, to explore the future of planning under the new Conservative Government. Attracting over 80 people, the event was chaired by RTPI President Janet Askew.
SLR Consulting’s Singapore branch has announced its attainment of bizSAFE Level 3 Certification as approved by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH).
SLR has won its sixth consecutive gold safety medal from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its excellent safety performance and dedication to the promotion of good health and a safe working environment.
Experienced and distinguished mining industry consultant Dave Walker has joined SLR Consulting as Technical Director, Global Sector Leader for Mining and Minerals.
SLR's newly-located Belfast office features in Sustainable Ireland: Sustainable Ireland SLR Feature For further information please contact: Peter O'Connor
Julie Gartside, who heads SLR's Carbon & Energy Management team shares her career highlights, influences and challenges in this ENDS Insider Insight.
SLR is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Jones Lang LaSalle Property Triathlon North, which is being held at MediaCityUK on 24th July 2015.
SLR Consulting recently took on Belfast Royal Academy sixth former, Rebekah Boyd, for a student placement as part of the school’s work experience programme.
John Flannery has recently joined environmental SLR as a Technical Director. He will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. John is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute with 30 years’ environmental and construction experience, including leading the landscape assessment of the largest section of High Speed 2, where he dealt with some very sensitive landscapes and...
SLR has acquired E.Vironment LLC., (EV) a Houston-based environmental management, health and safety, process safety, and transaction advisory firm. EV provides strategic consulting expertise to financial, legal, industrial, and energy clients throughout North America and the rest of the world. EV brings to SLR a core management team of five principals who each provide...
SLR's strategic masterplanning team is in contention for two awards for their work on Paisley Town Centre’s Asset Strategy. Having been finalists in the RTPI and Planning Awards in 2014, the project is now vying for top accolades in the Placemaking Awards 2015. This landmark project has been placed in two categories: a regional award for Scot...
SLR Consulting has appointed carbon management expert Julie Gartside to head up its new Carbon and Energy Management team (C&EM). Julie, who has 15 years’ experience in developing and implementing carbon strategies for clients, most recently at SKM Enviros (now Jacobs), is joined in the new C&EM team by a number of he...
SLR Belfast has successfully completed its office move to a new city centre location at Potter’s Quay on the Ravenhill Road.
SLR Consulting has acquired UK-based upstream consultancy Challenge Energy. The deal is SLR’s fifth in the oil and gas sector this year and reinforces the company’s strategy to provide high quality consultancy services on a global basis. Challenge Energy, founded by Nick Hooke in 1997, has established itself as a leading provider of integrated upst...
Former Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) EMEA Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of SKM Enviros, Peter MacKellar, has joined SLR as an Executive Director.
SLR's Senior Aquatic Ecologist, Steve Coates will be presenting a paper at the 45th Institute of Fisheries Management Annual Conference on 7-9 October at the Maritime Museum, Liverpool. Entitled 'Transitional waters fish monitoring', Steve will explore some complex issues and advise on best practice.
SLR UK has reached the finals of the edie.net and Sustainable Business - Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014. The Sustainability Leader: Consultancy category is a little bit different from the other awards. The shortlist and winner of the consultancy category is determined by a piece of third-party research commissioned by edie and conducted by market research sp...
SLR Consulting has provided extensive environmental support to National Grid that has informed the development of the company’s North West Coast Connections project, which started its second round of public pre-application consultation on 4 September.
SLR Consulting has helped secure a revised planning approval for a £75 million processing facility at Wolf Minerals’ Drakelands tungsten mine near Plymouth.