REC is a consultancy, specialising in environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.

With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK.


REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.


Our specialists provide seamless advice and effective solutions to suit any project and budget – from small sites with specific constraints, to major development schemes. With our capabilities extending to Consultancy Services, Contaminated Land Investigation and Re mediation, Geo-technical Design and Assessment, Ecology, Air Quality Impact Assessments, Acoustics, Environmental Compliance and Risk Management, please select from the list below to find out more.

Case Studies

The Port of Southampton is the UK’s biggest exporting port. Over 950,000 cars pass through the port each year, a […]

Project:  Mixed-use re-development of sought after city space in central London, building 30,000 square feet of new office space. Location: […]

Project: Qualitative Odour Assessment, The Flax Factory Project Type: Residential development REC was commissioned to undertake a Qualitative Odour Assessment […]

Project: Air Quality Assessment, Hanley Street, Birmingham Project Type: Mixed Use Development REC undertook an Air Quality Assessment in support […]

Project: Air Quality Assessment, Harrogate College Project Type: Residential development REC was commissioned by Harrogate College to undertake an Air […]

REC’s Ecology consultant team were commissioned to undertake an updated survey for otters and badgers on a large area of […]

Noise Impact Assessment for residential site in Manchester REC prepared a Noise Impact Assessment for a proposed residential development on […]

REC was recently commissioned to undertake a multi-disciplinary project on a scheme very local to our Manchester offices, in Erie […]

REC was commissioned to undertake an Air Quality Assessment in support of a planning application for a proposed residential-led mixed-use […]

REC prepared a Noise Impact Assessment for a proposed Day Care Centre at Granta Park in Cambridge. A 24 hour […]

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Latest News

Air Quality Impacts on Ecology Delay Wealdon Local Plan


The ‘Wealdon Case’ initially relates to their Local Plan Allocation and can be summarised as follows. Wealdon District Council (WDC) has identified over recent years that recreational and road traffic related emissions are detrimentally affecting the Ashdown Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC). This was reflected in WDC’s adopted Core Strategy Local Plan in 2013 […]

5 things you need to know before winter


1. The bat survey season ends in September. The end of September means the end of bat surveys (much to most ecologist’s relief!). Bats hibernate over winter, meaning you can’t undertake nocturnal emergence surveys. The survey season reopens in May and so missing the survey window could result in long delays to your project. With just […]

REC participates in Greater Manchester Engineering & Manufacturing Forum


In the Summer REC attended the Engineering & Manufacturing Forum hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at their Elliot House HQ on Deansgate in Manchester. This coincides with recent news that Britain’s manufacturing sector is growing at one of the fastest rates in more than three years. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) survey […]

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REC makes a splash with ABP Southampton


REC’s southern team joined forces with Associated British Ports Southampton last week, to participate in their Rio Olympic Golds Charity Challenge 2017. ABP is the UK’s leading port operator and their Southampton port is one of the nation’s largest including being the UK’s number one port for cars and cruise. Helping raise funds for the […]


New Noise Guidelines ProPG announced for Residential Developments


Lee Faulkner, Principle Acoustics Consultant at REC and a Member of the Institute of Acoustics,   provides an expert’s opinion on the recently launched noise guidelines; Professional Practice Guidance (‘ ProPG ’) on Planning & Noise for New Residential Development. " ProPG is the result of a joint collaboration between the Institute of Acoustics, the [...]
Property and Construction Night

REC’s property networking and curry night success!


Returning after the success of last year, REC’s Winchester office hosted a networking and curry night last week for its clients and the wider property and construction community in the South. REC’s Marketing Executive, Emma Prendergast, who helped organise the event, tells us more… “Held in the prestigious Coriander Lounge on Southampton High Street, we […]

UK Health and Safety Week


Health and Safety on site: A Site Engineer’s Perspective In support of UK health and safety week this week, REC Geo-Environmental Consultant Marc Roberts, tells us about his role and the importance of health and safety out on site. Based in REC’s southern office, one of Marc’s key responsibilities is managing ground investigations and ensuring […]

Bat Roost Surveys and their Impact on Planning


REC ecologist Katie Bird takes environmental scientist colleagues Marc Roberts and Alasdair Brooke out on a bat roost survey to discuss the implications to planning if not completed in-season. Derelict and abandoned sites often present habitat opportunities for wildlife – and this former car garage was no exception. Due to various nooks, crevices and uneven […]

REC Ltd to host Property & Construction Curry Night


To celebrate its continued growth in the South, REC is hosting a free curry and networking night at The Coriander Lounge in Southampton. Following the event’s success amongst clients last year, this year REC is pleased to welcome both its clients and the wider property and construction network. Held in the tried and tested Coriander […]

New EIA Regulations Call for ‘Competent Experts’


Earlier this week, amendments made to the EU 2014 Environmental Impact Assessment regulations were enforced across the UK. The revised edition, Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2017, takes closer consideration of issues such as climate change and resource efficiency, as well as issuing new changes to monitoring and enforcement regulations. A fundamental addition to […]

Upcoming Events

Breakfast Briefing: New Noise Guidelines for Residential Developments

Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 8:00 am Event

REC Curry & Networking, Central London

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 6:00 pm Event