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

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 […]

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. […]

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Latest News

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 […]

Ecology CPD

REC sponsor Cambridgeshire Chamber Construction & Property Breakfast


At the end of last week,  REC sponsored the Huntingdonshire Construction and Property Breakfast at Alconbury Weald. A bi-monthly gathering at the Alconbury Weald complex, over 50 local delegates from the property and construction community came together on Friday for networking, discussion and bacon sandwiches. As part of the session, REC’s Regional Director, James Patmore […]

Ecology Team

International Women’s Day: Manchester’s Ecology Team


Today’s profile starts at home in REC’s headquarters; delving into the lives of our all-female Ecology team in Manchester. Led by Senior Consultant, Olivia Winter, and supported by consultants Katie Bird and Celia Barlow, we hear about some of their greatest achievements to date, and what International Women’s day means for them. Olivia Winter: Olivia […]

WIC awards

REC team short-listed for Women In Construction Awards


Two of REC’s team members, Olivia Winter (Senior Ecological Consultant) and Charlotte Toth (Senior Geo-environmental Consultant), have made the short-list for Women In Construction’s 2017 award ceremony. An annual event, the awards provide a showcase for the brightest and the best female achievers in the construction and built environment industries. Having ran for eleven years, the […]

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