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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

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. […]

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 […]

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