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February 21, 2017

The Semantics of Terminology and Cultural Heritage

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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February 10, 2017

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

​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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February 01, 2017

Key Waste Management Professional joins SLR

​​​​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.

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January 27, 2017

Mining and Risk Breakfast – Guest Speaker Ian Hannam, Founder Hannam and Partners

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.

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January 25, 2017

SLR Expands Engineering Capability in APAC

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.

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January 23, 2017

Successful Appeal for SLR at East Ardsley

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.

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January 23, 2017

SLR Published in The Environmentalist

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.

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January 16, 2017

SLR Becomes Registered IEMA Training Centre

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.

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December 07, 2016

Optimising water consumption and conservation at mines

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

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December 02, 2016

SLR’s design recognised at the Preservation Trust awards

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.

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November 17, 2016

The world doesn't stand a chance without water

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.

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October 10, 2016

SLR presented expertise to the European Commission

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.

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September 30, 2016

When will starter homes and infrastructure be delivered under the new leadership

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.

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September 26, 2016

SLR further strengthens its Built Environment Planning offer

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.

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September 23, 2016

Risk and Oil & Gas – Breakfast Seminar event summary

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.

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August 31, 2016

Chief Economist joins the Oil & Gas Advisory Team

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.

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July 18, 2016

SLR Consulting Archaeologist meets HRH, The Prince of Wales

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.

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July 05, 2016

SLR among winners of Horizon 2020 competitive funding

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.

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July 01, 2016

SLR highly commended for ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year’ Award

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.

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June 23, 2016

SLR evaluates public perceptions of Geoscience in Ireland

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.

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June 08, 2016

SLR shortlisted for two prestigious planning awards

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.

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June 02, 2016

SLR is picking up good vibrations

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.

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May 04, 2016

SLR Consulting wins Gold standard Health & Safety award for seventh consecutive year

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.

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March 23, 2016

Ongoing Success in the Consultants Review

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.

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February 08, 2016

Suzanne Jolly joins SLR in Asia-Pacific

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.

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January 06, 2016

SLR assists INEOS in acquisition of major North Sea assets

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...

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January 06, 2016

SLR advice on protected bat species, development sites and licencing

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...

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January 06, 2016

Let’s play outside!

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...

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January 06, 2016

SLR drives North Sea decom roadmap

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...

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November 17, 2015

SLR Secures Prestigious Building Sector Award

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.

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August 18, 2015

Oil and gas advisory team assists in sale of Zennor

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...

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July 03, 2015

Major National Grid infrastructure win for SLR

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.

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June 05, 2015

What's the future for planning? Asks SLR.

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.

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May 28, 2015

SLR receives six of the best from RoSPA

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.

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February 17, 2015

Landscape Technical Director joins SLR in Edinburgh

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...

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February 11, 2015

SLR adds strategic management advisory services with acquisition of E.Vironment in Houston

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...

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February 09, 2015

Paisley Town Centre’s Asset Strategy in line for awards

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...

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February 04, 2015

Carbon and energy expert heads up new team at SLR

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...

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November 05, 2014

Challenge Energy joins SLR to form major global upstream consultancy

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...

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October 01, 2014

SLR Aquatic Expert Speaking at IFM Conference

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.

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October 01, 2014

SLR voted into finals of Sustainability Leaders Awards

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...

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