Bristol - On Wednesday, 20th June SLR Consulting, Ashfords LLP and Landmark Chambers held a summer breakfast seminar at Ashfords offices in Bristol. The event focused on the ongoing developments in planning and infrastructure and offered attendees an insight into the getting permissions for housing developments in the current climate. The seminar attracted developers, agents, housebuilders and architects from Bristol and the surrounding area.View Article
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.
Acoustics, Noise & Vibration
Archaeology & Heritage
Environmental & Social Impact Assessment
Environmental Management, Permitting & Compliance
Local Government Advisory Services
Masterplanning, Urban and Sustainable Design Practice
Site Assessment, Remediation & Regeneration
We have particular expertise in the following business sectors:
- Culture, Leisure, Sports and Tourism
- Urban Regeneration
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
Campus Landscape Design (UK)
City Masterplan (UK)
Green Star Assessment (AUS)
Mine Restoration: Planning & Design Strategy (UK)
Occupational Hygiene Assessment (AUS)
Regeneration: Renewable Energy Strategy (UK)
Residential: Environmental Assessment (UK)
Species at Risk Investigation (CAN)
Sustainability Strategy: ‘One Planet’ Principles (AUS)
Urban Extension Ecological Investigations (AUS)
Does reluctance in the waste sector to manage recyclables price risk presents opportunities for the insurance sector? Over 6 million tonnes of recyclables (e.g. paper, card, metals, plastics, glass) are collected annually from 23 million households in England and the volumes are expected to increase further in the future. The responsibility for providing household recyclables collection service in England sits with c.320 local authorities, of which over 170 have contracts with private waste management companies for the provision of collection services.View Article
SLR has recently announced the Principal appointments of Subathra Ramachandram and Colin Stapleton to further strengthen the Advisory services offered in the Asia Pacific region.View Article
Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for restoration and conversion of Birmingham’s Methodist Central Hall, a Grade II* Listed Building, into a high quality mixed-use hotel and apart-hotel facility on 1 March 2018. Despite the buildings complexities and sheer scale the decision was received within 13 weeks that included comprehensive discussions with Historic England and other consultee partners who all have an interest in the iconic building’s future use and protection.View Article
Draft Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework – a platitude towards boosting housing delivery?
Edward Bright (Principal, Planning) shares his thoughts on the Draft Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and what the changes might mean. With Westminster drowning under the pressures of negotiating a successful Brexit, there’s no doubt those in Whitehall are all working hard. However, the Draft Revisions to the NPPF clearly show that creating ground breaking and effective domestic policy to boost housing delivery is not an easy task. Is this publication merely a platitude toward previous manifesto promises?View Article
Peter Georgiou (APac)Close
Peter’s experience spans a broad range of environmental (acoustics, air quality, ESD and energy efficiency, planning) and engineering (civil and structural) fields as well as climate and insurance risk assessments. Peter has worked on relevant sector projects in North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Jeff Nyman (CA)Business Sector Manager, Federal Government Services Close
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)Close
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)Principal Scientist Close
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.
Rob Hounsome has more than 20 years’ experience as a leader responsible for operational and strategic leadership of consulting businesses across multiple offices and engineering and scientific disciplines.
He has specific experience of environmental management requirements of mining, oil and gas and manufacturing/industrial development of associated issues ranging from those affecting biodiversity and social impacts through to waste and water management, control on air and noise and emergency response planning.