An Environmental or Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is often required by planning authorities. Its purpose is not only to support compliance with legislation and planning conditions but also to provide advice and guidance throughout construction. Increasingly, planning conditions require on-site supervision during the development phase to ensure that ecological and wider environmental impacts are avoided or mitigated.
Atmos has extensive experience of providing ECoW services across a range of sectors and projects within varying scopes including: renewable energy, gas pipeline, overhead power line, residential housing and physical infrastructure (road, rail and grid) developments.
Our approach is to ensure that sensitive environmental site issues are identified early and managed according to good practice guidelines, whilst recognising the need to progress within the required time-scales.
We recognise that effective communication is paramount to project success and have a proven track record of effectively liaising with statutory bodies, site contractors and project managers to achieve successful and commercially pragmatic outcomes.
Working in partnership with developers and their contractors, we act in an independent capacity, undertaking compliance monitoring and providing good practice advice and guidance.
Our multi-disciplinary team are experienced with construction practices and can provide inductions and site training to ensure that environmental constraints are fully understood by contractors. We work to protect the interests of our clients throughout the construction and operational phase, with a focus on project delivery, on time and within the constraints of planning conditions and environmental legislation.
Our ECoW consultants hold up-to-date Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards and are very familiar with Health and Safety guidance and good practice. As such they are able to both supervise and actively undertake ECoW roles across a wide array of development sites.
We offer our clients the full ECoW package supported by specific technical services such as Ecology and Ornithology, Noise and Hydrology. Choose from an integrated service approach or one of our specialist services to seamlessly feed into your project. Including:
Contact us today to find out how we can successfully help you de-risk the environmental implications of your project.