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

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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 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 Association of Noise […]

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 […]

Worried about UXO on site? We can help.


News broke earlier this week over the discovery of a large WW2 bomb in Birmingham. With the Aston Expressway and parts of the M6 closed, as well as nearby residents evacuated, a major operation was underway yesterday to detonate what was believed to be 132kg of high explosives ( The controlled explosion has now been […]

Asbestos Awareness Week – Out on Site


For the second part of our Asbestos Awareness Week, Marketing Executive, Emma Prendergast, has been out on site with Operations Manager, James Pool, to experience an asbestos survey first hand. Emma Prendergast, Marketing Executive, REC Ltd “A grovelling 7am start, we met for a pre-site briefing at REC headquarters in Manchester. James was waiting for […]

REC Celebrates International Women’s Day


This week, REC has decided to #beboldforchange. In support of International Women’s Day this Wednesday, REC will be celebrating women across the business. With no story the same, we will be offering an insight into female achievements within the company, applauding women from all backgrounds and positions. Thursday 9th March: Maria Lopez Vera – Air Quality […]

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