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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 was commissioned to undertake a geo-environmental investigation at a site located to the north east of Glasgow, Scotland. The […]

Background Gurnell Leisure Centre, located in the London Borough of Ealing, opened in 1981 and is now one of London’s […]

REC provided Geo-environmental and Geotechnical consultancy support to the developer for their proposed scheme in Flookburgh. The investigation was aimed […]

Tailored Living Solutions sought the expertise of REC Air Quality Consultant, Josh Jones, to assess air quality on a commercial and […]

Background REC was appointed as the lead asbestos managements consultant to a large United Kingdom Housing Association, this included undertaking […]

Background A new telecommunications base is proposed on the Coed Howell Farm site requiring an access road to go through […]

Construction of a mixed use five storey development, comprising both residential and commercial areas, including a basement Background As part […]

REC was commissioned to conduct an Air Quality Assessment in support of a planning application for the proposed redevelopment of […]

REC was commissioned to undertake multi-disciplinary technical services in support of a planning application for the proposed Phase 4 residential […]

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

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Latest News

What do bats say at night?


There are 18 species of bat in the UK. All of them eat insects and each species targets specific insect types and hunts them in its own particular way. All bats have very large appetites as flying is energy intensive. A common pipistrelle for example can eat over 3,000 small insects in a one night. […]

Asbestos in soils – the risks and how to manage them


Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) were widely used in construction prior to their ban in 1999. Many developers and contractors are aware of risks from asbestos in buildings, however asbestos in soils is becoming a prevalent matter for consideration. It is often difficult (and sometimes not possible) to ensure that all asbestos is removed before demolition, and […]

Greenfinches and Biodiversity


REC was recently commissioned to undertake a Breeding Bird Survey on an area of arable farmland where a population of greenfinch had been sighted. The survey was part of an application to extend an herb and spices wholesale facility. Greenfinch populations are under significant pressure through a combination of a parasite-borne disease commonly known as […]

London ULEZ: What is the Ultra-Low Emission Zone?


  As with many other cities across the globe, London is struggling with air pollution. This has led it to follow the lead of other cities and develop and implement measures to tackle this pollution. The first fruit of this new approach has been to charge high-polluting vehicles a daily fee to enter a set […]

Ecology survey season in full swing


As the Ecology survey season is now in full swing, REC’s ecologists are very busy out on site conducting surveys on a number of proposed developments. This is a picture of our ecologist Sarah conducting a habitat assessment as part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) to support planning for a proposed residential development near […]

Earth Day 2019 – Bats: What lies ahead for these protected species?


Employee Spotlight: Matt Mitchell – Associate Director (Air Quality)


  Hello Matt – tell us about a typical day in Air Quality at REC. As an Air Quality team, we do a lot of work for property developers, other promoters and planners so a mixture of computer modelling and reporting on atmospheric emissions from things like road traffic, local power generation units and industrial […]

REC’s RTPI Workshops Key Findings


Geodiversity central to the London Plan


  The draft London Plan published in August last year has followed a growing trend amongst authorities in considering and preserving their geo-diversity. Geodiversity can often be overlooked; however, it is being referred to with increasing frequency in nature conservation and planning policy, and now within the London Plan. What is geodiversity and why is […]

The three best things about in-house asbestos laboratories


With so many potential applications of asbestos, it’s not easy to identify whether or not asbestos is present in a building or other product. The most effective way to stay safe is to have the material tested by an in-house asbestos sample laboratory with staff skilled at working to HSE Guidance Notes and accredited by […]

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