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REC is a leading and trusted provider of environmental and risk management solutions.We work with clients in a diverse range of industry sectors across the UK including residential and commercial development, industry, infrastructure, energy and public sectors.

We help our clients throughout the project lifecycle supporting sustainable developments, regulatory compliance, environmental permitting and property risk management.

Our tailored solutions identify and mitigate potential risks that could have a significant impact on your project. We also manage the effect to the environment from existing or proposed developments, and recognise and report opportunities for environmental improvements.


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.

  • Energy, Power & Renewables
  • Industry, Mining & Waste
  • Property
  • Residential
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Urban Regeneration


REC provides a comprehensive range of environmental and risk management services to suit your requirements. From small sites with specific constraints to major development schemes, we provide reliable, cost-effective solutions that help you meet your objectives.


Do you need environmental or risk management support for your project? Get in touch with the team on 0845 676 9303 or email who will be happy to support you.

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 […]

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 […]


Our operations are spread across 6 key locations in the UK including:


Latest News

Air Quality: EV charging points to become mandatory for new homes


Slithering into summer: REC ecologists undertake reptile survey


  REC’s ecologists have been busy undertaking a reptile survey over the last month at a site near Chesterfield in Derbyshire proposed for residential development. No reptiles have been found thus far, however we have found some common toads (Bufo bufo). Common toads are a priority species under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) […]

Defra introduce updated biodiversity metric 2.0


Defra along with Natural England and other key stakeholders have been working with the aim of updating and improving the 2012 Defra biodiversity metric which measures biodiversity losses and gains. The proposed updated Defra Biodiversity Metric is designed to provide ecologists, developers, planners and other interested parties with a means of assessing changes in biodiversity […]



Take a look at the 10 key themes discussed by REC that are crucial to successful sustainable developments. View our e-book here.  

The hedgehogs’ highway to recovery


Hedgehogs are a native and widespread animal in Great Britain, and are one of the nations most loved animals. However, they are suffering steep declines due to habitat loss and fragmentation. A recent estimate has stated that there are approximately 1 million hedgehogs in Great Britain which represents a 97% fall from the 30 million estimated to […]

Infographic: Fire Risk Assessments – What gets reviewed?


Infographic: Environmental considerations to secure planning permission


REC kickstart Mayfield Ground Investigation


  Project Background Mayfield is a transformational regeneration project for Manchester. It will become home to over 10,000 jobs, 75,000 m2 of new commercial office space, retail and hotel accommodation, as well as more than 1,400 homes and community uses. REC Approach Understanding risk within the ground is a key part of the development. Our phase 1 […]

REC ecology team on the look out for the Black redstart


The REC ecology team have recently been involved in undertaking surveys for one of the rarest breeding birds in the UK, the black redstart. Black redstart originally habituated stony areas around mountains, especially cliff faces and rocky outcrops, however have recently migrated into brownfield sites in city centres (primarily London) due to the habitats mimicking […]

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. […]