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

REC has supported a reserved matters application for a parcel of land within a major mixed use development near Longstanton […]

REC has supported an award winning developer with the submission of an Environmental Statement (ES). This was in support of […]

A local residential developer in Salford Quays required a Noise Impact Assessment for the construction of a large residential development. […]

REC Ltd was commissioned to undertake an Artificial Lighting Impact Assessment in support of a proposed residential development in Pocklington, […]

REC Ltd was commissioned to undertake a Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing Assessment in support of a proposed residential development of […]

REC has recently supported a major British engineering company, which builds high performance Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the UK. […]

REC has supported a joint venture proposal between two leading house builders for a major residential-led development in Chester. The […]

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

REC performed a Phase I Desk-based study of an iconic and Grade II listed building located within Manchester Metropolitan University […]

Credit: Simpson Haugh architects Manchester's skyline is becoming more and more clustered with tower cranes at the moment - but [...]

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Pacific Quay
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Latest News

REC Ltd to deliver contaminated land talk at RTPI Scotland


Assessing Contaminated Land Constraints – The Importance for Planners Presented by Senior Consultant – Land, Phil Thompson and Owen Stevens,Technical Director – Land, the talk will look at contaminated land sites and challenges from a planning perspective; from initial assessment (site history, potential environmental constraints which might impact site viability) through to detailed site investigation (and […]

REC Ltd announce Ecology Breakfast Briefing – Manchester


Assessing ecology constraints – the importance for developers and planners     Hosted by Regional Director, James Patmore BSc (Hons) CEcol CEnv CBol MCIEEM MRSB, the presentation and discussion will look at key ecological issues for development schemes to address in 2017, followed by informal networking. What will we cover?  The talk will look at […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before Spring


1. Great Crested Newt, Reptile and Breeding Bird Survey Seasons all begin in March. Great crested newt surveys have the smallest survey window, from March until June. Reptile surveys can be undertaken between March and October, when reptiles are at their most active, but the optimal times are from April until June and in September. Breeding […]

REC Sponsors Women In Property’s Cocktail Evening


REC has been head-quartered in Manchester since the late 1990s. Now a national provider of environmental consultancy services (particularly in the property sector), it has never lost sight of its northern heritage, nor the importance of promoting and developing its staff. So, after hearing of the success of Women In Property’s events, it seemed like […]

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REC Introduce Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessment Services Across The UK


As the latest addition to REC’s extensive range of environmental solutions, REC’s consultants will be delivering specialist Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessments to a range of residential, industrial, retail and sports clients. Working in accordance with guidance published by the Building Research Establishment – guidance which is referenced by local authorities when determining planning applications […]

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REC moves to newer, larger premises in Croydon


Due to continued growth in the South East region, UK environmental consultancy REC Ltd has relocated one of its 11 UK offices to new larger premises at the Capital Business Centre in Croydon. REC, a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management has had a base in […]

Graduating in Environmental Sciences: What’s Next?


When it comes to graduating from university, we all ask ourselves that same question…what’s next? I graduated from Bangor University 6 months ago with a Master’s degree in Environmental Management. The course took me on an educational roller-coaster, developing skills that I could apply within the laboratory and in the environmental analysis field. Part of […]

School’s Out – Poor Air Quality Standards revealed outside of Schools


With recent findings from FOI requests highlighting that Councils are failing to measure the majority of schools in Britain for air quality, concerns linking air pollution and young people’s health have been heightened. DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) dictate air quality standards for the UK, however, local authorities are not duty-bound to […]

REC Manchester Social – Putting, Pizza and Pricey Cocktails


A late September afternoon, 5pm and bellies full of pizza, a surprisingly large proportion of REC headed out towards the bright lights of Media City for a much over-due staff social. Organised by REC Manchester social events duo Karis Strong and Emma Prendergast, the first stop was REC’s favourite watering hole, The Dockyard. The sun […]


Come on feel the Noize!


Yes, that’s right; REC is quoting a 1970’s glam rock song by Slade. And yes, we are that cool –although not cool enough to be in a glam rock band, sadly. But just like Slade, we are interested in noise so loud that you can feel it, however, perhaps unsurprisingly, that’s where the similarities between […]

Upcoming Events

RPTI Scotland – Assessing Contaminated Land Constraints

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 12:30 pm Event

Assessing Ecology Constraints Breakfast Briefing | RTPI NW

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 8:00 am Event