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Our highly qualified specialists – many of whom are leading authorities in their fields – are ready with expert advice to help you make your project a success.

Drawing on significant experience and wide-ranging multi-disciplinary expertise, we’ll bring the right integrated team together with the right skills to guide you and your project through each critical stage.

Whatever the technical difficulties, however tight the time constraints and whatever obstacles seem to be in the way, we’ll take on your challenge with enthusiasm – helping you get the best possible returns while doing things sustainably and professionally. 

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Recent Projects

Polyhalite deposit in northern England Polyhalite deposit in northern England

The mineral potash has attracted significant interest in recent years as it is a key ingredient of fertiliser with a rapidly rising price on world commodity markets.  Th... READ MORE

Valuation of building stone quarries across northern England Valuation of building stone quarries across northern England

Building stone is an attractive vernacular building material in many parts of the country such as Yorkshire, Lancashire, the Cotswolds and other rural areas.  Our client... READ MORE

Over Hulton waste transfer station Over Hulton waste transfer station

Viridor is one of the UK's leading waste management operators. When they were awarded the Greater Manchester residual waste treatment PFI contract in April 2009, they realise... READ MORE

Solar PV EIA in Cornwall Solar PV EIA in Cornwall

We were commissioned by 35 Degrees to carry out an EIA, submit a planning application and discharge planning conditions for a 6.8MW solar PV farm in north Cornwall. The proje... READ MORE

Platina Resources – Greenland Platina Resources – Greenland

Platina Resources Limited is an international resource company with a global portfolio of precious and specialty metal projects. They needed an updated mineral resource estim... READ MORE

Stakeholder mapping and engagement – Liberia and Brazil Stakeholder mapping and engagement – Liberia and Brazil

As part of their overall corporate social responsibility strategy, Hummingbird Resources PLC in Liberia established an informed consultation and participation programme to en... READ MORE

Drop Weight Tester Drop Weight Tester

In late 2013, we expanded our testing capability with the introduction of a state of the art physical testing laboratory.  The facility is the largest of its kind in Eur... READ MORE

CMM/CMB – Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China CMM/CMB – Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China

With a view to promoting and introducing new modern in-seam methane drainage and underground gas gathering technology, we were appointed by the Asian Development Bank to revi... READ MORE

Underground Experience Museum - Staffordshire Underground Experience Museum - Staffordshire

The Museum is part of the former Chatterley Whitfield Colliery which is listed as an Ancient Monument.  The assignment was to make safe the Museum, following several col... READ MORE

La Quintana Gold Mine - Columbia La Quintana Gold Mine - Columbia

La Quintana is a small 65tpd underground gold mine in northern Colombia. The dipping gold bearing quartz veins occur in a competent granodiorite host rock, and are worked fro... READ MORE

Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

When Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust were planning a new car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s Radiology Centre, we were commissioned as part of the Trust’s advisor... READ MORE

Suplja Stijena Pb Zn Mine Montenegro Suplja Stijena Pb Zn Mine Montenegro

We assisted Glasmin Resources (UK) Limited and Traxys Europe in auditing the Gradir zinc-lead open-pit mining operation and process plant in Montenegro.

An initial... READ MORE

Clanway, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent Clanway, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Since our initial involvement in 1995, we have had a continuing and on-going involvement with the redevelopment of a ‘land locked’ 23 hectare derelict site in Stoke-on-Trent.... READ MORE

Hallam Land Management - Walton Hill Hallam Land Management - Walton Hill

Plans for a new residential development on the edge of Stone in Staffordshire include up to 500 homes, the creation of a new community park, provision for an extended junior ... READ MORE

Scotwaste – Bathgate Scotwaste – Bathgate

A long-established regional waste management company operating in West Lothian, Scotwaste runs a successful waste collection and treatment service from its material recovery ... READ MORE

Johnson’s Wharf, Hanley - Gladedale Homes Johnson’s Wharf, Hanley - Gladedale Homes

Building houses on brownfield land can throw up many challenges. When Gladedale Homes were developing at Johnson’s Wharf in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, for a residential developm... READ MORE

De Bu Si – Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China De Bu Si – Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China

We were commissioned by Seamwell International Ltd to provide assistance with the development of an underground coal gasification project in north-east Inner Mongolia. UCG wa... READ MORE

Mauritanian Copper Mines - First Quantum Minerals Mauritanian Copper Mines - First Quantum Minerals

The Guelb Moghrein copper/gold mine in Akjoujt, Mauritania, is operated by Mauritanian Copper Mines. They commissioned us to audit every aspect of their carbon in leach proce... READ MORE

Household waste recycling centres - Lanarkshire Household waste recycling centres - Lanarkshire

When North Lanarkshire Council were developing two new public household waste recycling centres, they commissioned us to carry out the design, planning, permitting and constr... READ MORE

Co-op AD plants Co-op AD plants

Enhancing a well established commitment to sustainability, the Co-operative are developing AD facilities across their UK dairy farm estate. Farms in Leicestershire and Wiltsh... READ MORE

David Wilson Homes and Wieneberger - mixed use development David Wilson Homes and Wieneberger - mixed use development

David Wilson Homes' masterplan for a mixed use residential scheme of 140 units in Staffordshire looked to create a new garden suburb set within a strong landscaping framework... READ MORE

Whitemoor Yard and Conington – Network Rail Whitemoor Yard and Conington – Network Rail

Since depot construction in 2004 of a new Local Distribution Centre (LDC) for the East of England, we have been responsible for the implementation and management of a ten yea... READ MORE

Fron Haul Quarry - North Wales Fron Haul Quarry - North Wales

Fron Haul sand pit in the valley of the River Wheeler or Afon Chwiler in Flintshire is home to a host of wildlife. The site is owned and operated by Lloyds Quarr... READ MORE

Central Outpatients Department and Central Pathology Laboratory Central Outpatients Department and Central Pathology Laboratory

Wardell Armstrong was commissioned by the North Staffordshire NHS Trust to specify, procure and oversee the demolition of these large, brick built, single to three storey bui... READ MORE

Canal stop gates - Bridgewater Canal Company Canal stop gates - Bridgewater Canal Company

Wardell Armstrong LLP were commissioned by the Bridgewater Canal Company to design and oversee the construction of 2 sets of canal stop gates.

As a result of coal ... READ MORE

Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre

Viridor is one of the UK's leading waste management operators, and the largest in Scotland. When they were awarded the Glasgow residual waste treatment PPP contract, they rea... READ MORE

Napier - Craig House Development, Edinburgh Napier - Craig House Development, Edinburgh

Wardell Armstrong has been involved in a comprehensive landscape analysis and masterplan proposal for new residential development within the existing Craig House estate.... READ MORE

Treliver Minerals - UK Treliver Minerals - UK

Treliver Minerals are involved in a tin exploration project in Cornwall, England. They wanted an independent party to maintain their database as the project progresses to be ... READ MORE

Disposing of salt – a successful marketing campaign Disposing of salt – a successful marketing campaign

During the last century, a large area of the mineral rights to salt in Cheshire was acquired by the salt-producing companies operating in the county. Most of the ownership ev... READ MORE

Glasgow waste PPP contract – Handback plan Glasgow waste PPP contract – Handback plan

To fulfil their waste PPP contract in Glasgow, the largest to date in Scotland, Viridor are called on to manage, treat and dispose of over one hundred thousand tonnes of annu... READ MORE

MCP analysis for anemometry mast – Newbiggin MCP analysis for anemometry mast – Newbiggin

We were commissioned by Pure Renewable Energy Ltd to carry out an MCP analysis (measure correlate predict) on data collected from a meteorological mast installed at the propo... READ MORE

Marr Windfarm Marr Windfarm

Wind farm developments create unique challenges in terms of foundations due to their size and siting within often highly exposed areas.  At Marr Windfarm, Doncaster, we ... READ MORE

Severn Trent Water AMP5 - Southern Area Severn Trent Water AMP5 - Southern Area

As Severn Trent Water's retained planning consultants for their Asset Management Programme 5, we provide all the planning services in this area including the West Midlands co... READ MORE

Northumberlandia Northumberlandia

Designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, Northumberlandia is the largest human landform sculpture in the world. His stunning creation of a reclining woman was create... READ MORE

A residential development of 12,000 homes - Houghton Regis A residential development of 12,000 homes - Houghton Regis

When Land Improvement Holdings were preparing plans for a very large building development of up to 12,000 homes at Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, they commissioned us to revie... READ MORE

Due diligence audit – Bulgaria and Namibia Due diligence audit – Bulgaria and Namibia

Based in Canada, Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is an international gold mining company involved in the exploration, mining and processing of precious metals. They needed to tra... READ MORE

Keighley Clean Energy Facility Keighley Clean Energy Facility

The Halton Group commissioned Wardell Armstrong to prepare an Environmental Statement for a proposed facility at Keighley. The proposals, located within a vacant brownfield s... READ MORE

Hayling Island - Scottish and Southern Energy Hayling Island - Scottish and Southern Energy

When Scottish and Southern Energy were drawing up plans for a replacement 33KV cable route supplying Hayling Island in Hampshire, they commissioned us to carry out an environ... READ MORE

Former RAF Culmhead - Taunton, Somerset Former RAF Culmhead - Taunton, Somerset

Our Heritage Team was responsible for producing a detailed Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Spitfire Pens and Control Tower of the former RAF Culmhead Spitfire Squa... READ MORE

Minorca - Proposed Opencast Coal Mine Minorca - Proposed Opencast Coal Mine

A proposed opencast coal mine on a largely agricultural site, covering an area of approximately 130ha, located in Leicestershire. The site has historically been used as a dee... READ MORE

Anaerobic Digestion Plant - Cambridgeshire Anaerobic Digestion Plant - Cambridgeshire

This pioneering project involves the development of an anaerobic digestion plant for processing mixed food waste on behalf of Local Generation at Westry near March in Cambrid... READ MORE

East Sakaro Midroc Gold Mining - Ethiopia East Sakaro Midroc Gold Mining - Ethiopia

Midroc Gold Mine PLC planned to expand their gold mining operation into the East Sakaro area of Southern Ethiopia. – an underground development that would extend the existing... READ MORE

Design Competition - Belgorod, Russia Design Competition - Belgorod, Russia

Wardell Armstrong worked in collaboration with K4 Architects to provide a concept design to be used as a blueprint to inform how other city blocks could be transformed in the... READ MORE

Gas pipeline stability assessment and diversion - Shawell Quarry Gas pipeline stability assessment and diversion - Shawell Quarry

We were appointed by National Grid to prepare a pipeline stability assessment for an existing gas pipeline running through Shawell Qu... READ MORE

Methane Resource Assessment – UK Coal Methane Resource Assessment – UK Coal

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) was instructed by UK Coal Plc (UK Coal), to carry out an assessment of the existing potential of coal methane resources at sites belongi... READ MORE

Rhodes Avenue Primary School Rhodes Avenue Primary School

The Wardell Armstrong Landscape team are currently on site delivering the external works for Phase 3 of Rhodes Avenue Primary School in Haringey, North London with Rolfe Judd... READ MORE

Design Competition - Rochdale Design Competition - Rochdale

The design aimed to create a vibrant, coherent and interactive series of overlapping public spaces connected along the uncovered River Roch. The focus lies in ‘The Butts’ and... READ MORE

Due diligence – far east Russia Due diligence – far east Russia

Due diligence informs investors and banks on potential environmental, social and health and safety risks associated with a project. This enables our clients to make informed ... READ MORE

Recovery of royalty underpayment Recovery of royalty underpayment

A landowning charity - the freeholder of a sand and gravel pit in the Midlands - was unsure whether the royalty mechanism for the sand and gravel was being correctly implemen... READ MORE

Minerals Valuation – Members of the Hemerdon Mine Association Minerals Valuation – Members of the Hemerdon Mine Association

Following a long period of dormancy, increasing world tungsten prices created renewed interest in the Hemerdon Wolframite deposit.  Mineral property interests in the sit... READ MORE

Polyus Gold - mineral resource and reserve update Polyus Gold - mineral resource and reserve update

We were commissioned by the largest gold producer in Russia to carry out mineral resource and ore reserve estimates for three major operating gold deposits located in the Kra... READ MORE

Doseley Development, Telford Doseley Development, Telford

We acted as planning consultant for David Wilson Homes and provided a full range of environmental technical disciplines in support of an outline planning application for this... READ MORE

The Crown Estate The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is a diverse property business with a capital value of £8.6 billion, and a total property value of £8.1 billion. Part of that diverse portfolio includes mine... READ MORE

Neves Corvo Mine - Portugal Neves Corvo Mine - Portugal

Somincor (Sociedade Mineira de Neves-Corvo, SA) was incorporated in 1980 after the discovery of a massive sulphide deposit with significant amounts of copper and zinc. The ... READ MORE

Solar PV site finding – Cornwall Solar PV site finding – Cornwall

When SunRay Renewable Energy Ltd were looking for the most suitable sites in Cornwall to develop a series of 5MW generating stations - each made up of around 15 hectares of s... READ MORE

Tattenhall Housing Sites Co-joined Planning Appeal Tattenhall Housing Sites Co-joined Planning Appeal

Jon King was instructed by Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide landscape evidence at Public Inquiry, dealing with the key issues which included; the context of three... READ MORE

Stafford Castle Stafford Castle

Maintaining our historic structures brings novel and interesting issues and Stafford Castle is no different. The  Castle was originally a motte and bailey castle built i... READ MORE

Lydian - Amulsar Lydian - Amulsar

Lydian International is a mineral exploration and development company with expertise in discovering and developing new gold projects in unfamiliar and frontier settings. The ... READ MORE

Zinc exploration in the North Pennines Zinc exploration in the North Pennines

We manage the mineral interests of three severed mineral owners across 200km² of the Pennines - Allendale Estate, Church Commissioners, and Trustees for Roman Catholic Purpos... READ MORE

Soil Survey – Lydian International Ltd Soil Survey – Lydian International Ltd

As Project manager for the ESIA, we were commissioned to study the potential impacts on soils, landuse and land management within the study area that extended to 7,900ha of m... READ MORE

Keighley Clean Energy Facility Keighley Clean Energy Facility

The now-approved Keighley Clean Energy Facility, put forward by Endless Energy Ltd, comprises a pioneering three-pronged Energy from Waste scheme. It consists of a Refuse Der... READ MORE

EMINCAR – Cuba EMINCAR – Cuba

The inadvertent oxidation of sulphidic mine wastes - and the consequent release of acid mine or rock drainage - is one of the main environmental issues facing the mining indu... READ MORE

Barratt Homes – Plymouth Barratt Homes – Plymouth

When Barratt Homes were developing the 6.8 hectare former Hooe Lake Quarry site in Plymouth (now known as 'Reflections'), they commissioned us to design and oversee the remed... READ MORE

Deposition of inert material - Bolton Estates Deposition of inert material - Bolton Estates

Shawl Quarry is a disused former limestone quarry near Leyburn in North Yorkshire. The site was never restored by the original operator and was a historic liability for its o... READ MORE

University Hospital, Staffordshire University Hospital, Staffordshire

We were commissioned to review the proposals for a series of light-well courtyards within the new build University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

Utilising desig... READ MORE

Hanley Grange, South Cambridgeshire Hanley Grange, South Cambridgeshire

We have an in-depth knowledge of the Hanley Grange site, having undertaken a number of environmental studies on the site over several years. In 2008 we undertook the environm... READ MORE

Barr Killoch Energy Recovery Park Barr Killoch Energy Recovery Park

Barr Environmental Ltd, one of Scotland’s leading waste management companies, is proposing to build and operate an energy recovery park in Ochiltree, East Ayrshire. It will h... READ MORE

Middleton South Middleton South

We were successfully appointed by HCA through a mini competition to provide Broughton and Milton Keynes Borough Council with an area of passive recreation in the form of mead... READ MORE

Cuadrilla Resources – Fylde Cuadrilla Resources – Fylde

After a series of public meetings about the exploration for potential shale gas resources in the underlying West Lancashire Basin (also known as the Bowland Basin), we were c... READ MORE

Thetford sustainable urban extension Thetford sustainable urban extension

5,000 new homes, three new primary schools, improved GP and dental services, a new bus system, cycle and pedestrian links and new community, leisure and retail facilities. Th... READ MORE

Maltby Colliery – England Maltby Colliery – England

Owned by Hargreaves, Maltby Colliery in Yorkshire produces a mix of coking and thermal coal for the local market. When a sudden outburst of gas, oil and water stopped the dev... READ MORE

From quarry to nature reserve From quarry to nature reserve

1.8 million tonnes of high quality wet sand and gravel is to be extracted  from a site to the west of Queen Mary Reservoir near Manor Farm in Laleham, Surrey. It then wi... READ MORE

Energy from waste in Glasgow Energy from waste in Glasgow

In January 2013 we successfully gained planning permission for Viridor’s proposed £154 million recycling and renewable energy centre at Polmadie Road, Glasgow. Treating 200,0... READ MORE

Sherwood Rise - Mansfield Sherwood Rise - Mansfield

As part of the regeneration of a former colliery site as a residential development, a new 400m access road was proposed - together with off-site Section 278 works for an enla... READ MORE

Lydian International – Armenia Lydian International – Armenia

Exploration company Lydian International are developing a gold resource on Amulsar Mountain in Armenia. With global investment secured from the IFC and EBRD, they need to mak... READ MORE

BDW Trading - Brookhay villages and Twin Rivers Park BDW Trading - Brookhay villages and Twin Rivers Park

An ambitious and imaginative plan is taking shape in Staffordshire. Led by BDW Trading (including Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Ward Homes), it envisages an infrastru... READ MORE

Energybuild - Aberpergwm Colliery Energybuild - Aberpergwm Colliery

Operated by Energybuild and owned by Walter Energy, Aberpergwm Colliery mines high quality anthracite coal from seams between the Nea... READ MORE

EuroChem - Russia EuroChem - Russia

Usolskiy Potash Complex is owned by EuroChem, Russia's largest producer of mineral fertiliser. We were commissioned by EuroChem to carry out technical due diligence at the ... READ MORE

Coal Mining Risk Assessments - City of Stoke-on-Trent Coal Mining Risk Assessments - City of Stoke-on-Trent

The City of Stoke-on-Trent is by no means unique in terms of the impact that historic mining activity has on new built development. When the City Council brought forward a pa... READ MORE

Brookhay/Twin Rivers Brookhay/Twin Rivers

A mixed use development of approximately 830 hectares of land to the east of the A38, between Burton-on-Trent and Lichfield, comprising commercial, business, watersports and ... READ MORE

Priors Hall – a ten year involvement Priors Hall – a ten year involvement

A 420 hectare site on the eastern flank of Corby, Priors Hall is currently greenfield although much of it has been worked in the past for ironstone. A major new settlement pr... READ MORE

National Grid Gas - CPO of land for gas pipeline National Grid Gas - CPO of land for gas pipeline

When National Grid Gas were identifying the route of a proposed new gas pipeline to transport liquefied natural gas from Milford Have... READ MORE

Inheritance tax - Londonderry Administrative Services Inheritance tax - Londonderry Administrative Services

When a valuation was required for inheritance tax purposes of minerals beneath Low Raisby Farm near Kelloe, County Durham, we were instructed by Londonderry Administrative Se... READ MORE

Broomlands Residential Development - Kelso Broomlands Residential Development - Kelso

When Eildon Housing Association commissioned the construction of a 36 unit general needs housing development at Kelso in the Scottish Borders, we were commissioned to provide... READ MORE

Crewe Lifestyle Centre Crewe Lifestyle Centre

We were commissioned to produce a landscape design for the Crewe Lifestyle Centre. As part of a large delivery team we worked alongside traffic engineers, contractors, archit... READ MORE

Monkston Park Monkston Park

A sensitively designed play facility to engage the local community of Monkston Park, Milton Keynes. We were appointed by HCA to resolve historic objection to a larger single ... READ MORE

Prospect Lane Prospect Lane

We were commissioned by Prospect Target Club Limited to provide an assessment of the potential ornithological  impacts arising from an application to Warrington Borough ... READ MORE

WSR – Merseyside WSR – Merseyside

A fast growing waste management company in the north west of England, WSR operates a large material sorting and recovery operation at a site on Merseyside. But a growing shor... READ MORE

Pride Park Velodrome Pride Park Velodrome

Work has started on Derby’s long-awaited velodrome and sports arena. The £28 million development is funded by Sport England’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy and by Derby City ... READ MORE

Unity House, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent Unity House, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Unity House was a 19-storey, steel framed office building which dominated the skyline in Hanley.  Having concluded that the building had reached the end of its useful li... READ MORE

Residential development – North Wales Residential development – North Wales

A major national house building company was planning a significant residential development on eight acres of land in north Wales – a location subject to an extensive mineral ... READ MORE

Isle of Portland - Scottish & Southern Energy Isle of Portland - Scottish & Southern Energy

A proposed 33kV cable route along Chesil Beach in Dorset and the causeway linking the Isle of Portland to the mainland was due to cross a number of sensitive special protecti... READ MORE

Northumberlandia Northumberlandia

Designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, Northumberlandia is the largest human landform sculpture in the world. His stunning creation of a reclining woman was create... READ MORE

Temple Group – Overground Capacity Improvement Plan Temple Group – Overground Capacity Improvement Plan

TfL’s London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme (LOCIP) is a £320m programme of infrastructure improvements across the overground rail network, designed to implement n... READ MORE

Scottish Power - offshore wind resource assessment Scottish Power - offshore wind resource assessment

When Scottish Power were looking to identify potential sites for offshore wind farms in the most cost-effective way, they asked us to assess and provide the mean offshore win... READ MORE

Saltom Pit – safeguarding a Scheduled Ancient Monument Saltom Pit – safeguarding a Scheduled Ancient Monument

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology were invited by Entec UK Limited, on behalf of their clients, Copeland Borough Council, to maintain an archaeological watching brief&n... READ MORE

Inata Gold Mine - Burkina Faso Inata Gold Mine - Burkina Faso

The Inata Gold Mine is in the northern part of Burkina Faso, where logistics are a significant challenge. We were commissioned by Societe des Mines de Belahouro to produce th... READ MORE

Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC Kazakhmys Exploration LLC – Kazakhstan, QA/QC

Kazakhmys Exploration commissioned us to review the exploration methodology and QA/QC procedures at five of their deposits in Kazakhstan to ensure compliance with internation... READ MORE

Diverting a pipeline for West Coast main line improvements Diverting a pipeline for West Coast main line improvements

Planned improvements to the West Coast main line in Staffordshire would increase capacity and reduce delays. Part of the Norton Bridge area improvements scheme, it was a nati... READ MORE

Advice on shale gas Advice on shale gas

Our vocabulary gained a new word during 2013. “Fracking” is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing to release gas that’s trapped in shales - at considerable depth in the UK. ... READ MORE

Polyus Gold International - Russia Polyus Gold International - Russia

The largest gold producers in Russia, Polyus Gold International are also one of the top ten gold miners globally by ounces produced. As part of their portfolio they operate t... READ MORE

Lundin Mining Corporation – USA Lundin Mining Corporation – USA

With headquarters in Toronto and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Lundin Mining Corporation is a diversified base metals mining company with operations and projects in P... READ MORE

Maghull Central Square - Liverpool Maghull Central Square - Liverpool

When Gee Squared were preparing a planning application for the redevelopment of Maghull Central Square - including the redevelopment and refurbishing of retail units, alterat... READ MORE

Treliver Minerals – Cornwall Treliver Minerals – Cornwall

Actively exploring in Cornwall, UK, Treliver Minerals is currently investigating near surface, open-pittable tin deposits in the St Austell area. An exploration target of 10M... READ MORE

Independent audit of technical financial models Independent audit of technical financial models

We’ve been commissioned to audit and carry out independent reviews of technical financial models for a number of assets around the world - taking into account all possible ex... READ MORE

Residual waste treatment PPP/PFI contracts Residual waste treatment PPP/PFI contracts

Many major UK waste management operators have commissioned us to provide technical advisor services to help them in their bids for residual waste treatment PPP and PFI contra... READ MORE

Freehold advice - Australia Freehold advice - Australia

In addition to a substantial property portfolio in the UK, a major institutional landowner also owned a quarry in Australia. It was operated by a tenant that’s part of an int... READ MORE

Caphouse Colliery mine water treatment works Caphouse Colliery mine water treatment works

When the Coal Authority was planning the construction of an engineered wetland environment for mine water treatment at the national mining museum at Caphouse Colliery in Wake... READ MORE

Chatterley Whitfield - Stoke-on-Trent Chatterley Whitfield - Stoke-on-Trent

When Birse Civils Ltd were planning to redevelop the Chatterley Whitfield site, we were commissioned to carry out drainage investigation work and prepare a surface water run-... READ MORE

Grantham, Linconshire Grantham, Linconshire

We were commissioned by Persimmon to undertake and manage the Environmental Impact Assessment for a proposed mixed use development within Grantham, Lincolnshire.

... READ MORE

EnerG Natural Power EnerG Natural Power

A well established renewable energy company, EnerG Natural Power are developing a number of anaerobic digestion plants at farms around the UK. The facilities will be fed on a... READ MORE

Cammell Laird, Birkenhead - port facility for offshore wind farm Cammell Laird, Birkenhead - port facility for offshore wind farm

When RWE npower renewables were developing their plans for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm off the coast of North Wales they commissioned us to carry out detailed site inv... READ MORE

Midlothian Council Social Housing Residential Development Midlothian Council Social Housing Residential Development

We were appointed as part of a design team to Midlothian Council’s social housing programme. The design team developed three sites to a pre-tender stage including obtaining p... READ MORE

EIA - Hallam Land Management EIA - Hallam Land Management

When Hallam Land Management were developing plans for a wind farm at Cleek Hall, near to Selby in Yorkshire, they commissioned us to produce a detailed environmental impact a... READ MORE

Ffynnon Oer Wind Farm Ffynnon Oer Wind Farm

The design and construction of wind farms can be a both interesting and challenging due to their often remote and secluded location.  Ffynnon Oer Wind Farm is one such e... READ MORE

Wheal Jane - the UK's first solar PV park Wheal Jane - the UK's first solar PV park

It was a hugely ambitious project. 35 Degrees Ltd were drawing up plans for the first solar PV park in the UK, to be built at the old Wheal Jane mine site in Cornwall. Partly... READ MORE

Bishops Court Quarry – Exeter Bishops Court Quarry – Exeter

From the late 19th century, the former Bishops Court Quarry (just off junction 30 of the M5) operated as an opencast site for the extraction of aeolian sands. After the late ... READ MORE

Academy of Light - Sunderland Association Football Club Academy of Light - Sunderland Association Football Club

Sunderland Association Football Club (SAFC) were planning a new indoor training facility at their Academy of Light facility in South Tyneside. The proposed development was lo... READ MORE

33kV electricity route through AONBs 33kV electricity route through AONBs

When a 33kV electricity route was proposed between two substations - with every potential route passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty - we were commissioned by ... READ MORE

Newcastle Eagles Newcastle Eagles

The tower blocks of Cruddas Park in the west end of Newcastle had long been associated with crime and vandalism. Initiatives by the city council to improve the site and halt ... READ MORE

Gold mine - Ethiopia Gold mine - Ethiopia

We were commissioned to provide hydrogeological input to a definitive feasibility study for an open pit mine design.

We reviewed previous pre-feasibility hydrogeol... READ MORE

Forticrete Tile Factory - Leighton Buzzard Forticrete Tile Factory - Leighton Buzzard

The Forticrete Tile Factory was a major roofing tile production facility consisting of various sheds, offices, outbuildings and concrete yards, all of which were demolished t... READ MORE

Cyanide transportation - Mauritania Cyanide transportation - Mauritania

Part of the A.P. Moller - DamcoMaersk Group, Damco is a global logistics company managing and serving some of the most advanced supply chains in the world. Aiming to make sur... READ MORE

Energy Recovery Facility, South Street, Glasgow Energy Recovery Facility, South Street, Glasgow

Wardell Armstrong was commissioned by W.H. Malcolm Ltd in 2014 to prepare an Environmental Statement for a proposed Energy Recovery Facility in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow.... READ MORE

Isle of Man - quarry extension design and reserve assessment Isle of Man - quarry extension design and reserve assessment

In a remote upland area of the Isle of Man, Cringle Quarry produces aggregate and small amounts of building stone. It's run by A V Cr... READ MORE

West Midlands Fire Station West Midlands Fire Station

We were appointed to act as heritage consultants for the proposed development of the former West Midlands Fire Station, a Grade II listed building within the Steelhouse Lane ... READ MORE

Namib Lead Mine – Namibia Namib Lead Mine – Namibia

The Namib Lead Mine is located near Swakopmund, western Namibia. Its previous owners asked us to assess the potential for re-opening mine workings, and to develop a conceptua... READ MORE

Biomass heating for social housing, Stoke-on-Trent Biomass heating for social housing, Stoke-on-Trent

Following an earlier study we'd carried out to assess the renewable energy generation potential in Stoke-on-Trent, we were asked by the city council to look at the opportunit... READ MORE

JSW - Poland JSW - Poland

A large Polish mining company with five underground mines, JSW SA produces over 13Mt of coking and thermal coal per year for the coke-making and energy industries. As part of... READ MORE

Beauly - Denny borrow pits Beauly - Denny borrow pits

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL) submitted an application seeking consent to install a 400kV overhead electricity transmission line, to run between Be... READ MORE

Newcastle Science City Community Engagement Project Newcastle Science City Community Engagement Project

The Newcastle upon Tyne Science City initiative aims to maximise the city's scientific potential and raise awareness of expertise across the world. It included an ERDF-funded... READ MORE

Greater Manchester waste PFI contract Greater Manchester waste PFI contract

When they were bidding for the Greater Manchester waste PFI contract, Viridor Laing had to assess the suitability of a huge number of potential sites for the location of new ... READ MORE

Expert witness Expert witness

One of our clients is a regional waste operator who operates a waste transfer station and recycling facility. They realised they needed expert witness support when they were ... READ MORE

AngloAmerican PLC AngloAmerican PLC

AngloAmerican PLC regularly carry out audits of their health and safety management systems. This is done by AA’s own people, with assistance from outside. AA realised that al... READ MORE

Bjorkdal Gold Mine - Sweden Bjorkdal Gold Mine - Sweden

The Björkdal mine is the largest gold mine in the Skellefte district of northern Sweden. Owned by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elgin Mining, Björkdalsgruvan AB, the mine has ... READ MORE

Lease terms for a sand and gravel pit in the Midlands Lease terms for a sand and gravel pit in the Midlands

Wardell Armstrong was approached by the trustees of an organisation that owned the freehold of a gravel pit in the Midlands.  The trustees wanted to know if the royalty ... READ MORE

Archaeological investigation at railways sidings Archaeological investigation at railways sidings

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was commissioned by Network Rail to undertake a programme of archaeological investigation including trial trenching and excavation... READ MORE

Bayston Hill Quarry Bayston Hill Quarry

Amongst the most valuable aggregate deposits extracted in the UK are those with the rare high ‘Polished Stone Value’ or PSV. This material is commonly used in the surface wea... READ MORE

UK Coal - Measham UK Coal - Measham

We were commissioned to carry out a flood risk assessment as part of wider EIA when UK Coal proposed to extract coal from their Minorca site at Measham using surface mining. ... READ MORE

Stafford Shakespeare Theatre Stafford Shakespeare Theatre

We set the stage for the Stafford Festival Shakespeare - a prestigious Open Air event, which has become established as one the region’s Summer highlights. The event is the ce... READ MORE

Social impact assessments and management plans - Armenia Social impact assessments and management plans - Armenia

Social impact assessment calls for a close understanding of the environment and communities around a proposed project. We managed this for Lydian International Ltd in Armenia... READ MORE

Marshgate - Doncaster Marshgate - Doncaster

Doncaster has suffered significant flooding in the last decade. The proposed Marshgate development site, close to the town centre and bordered on three sides by large waterco... READ MORE

St. Georges Park - FA Training Facilities St. Georges Park - FA Training Facilities

A national football centre and inspirational sports training destination to rival any other in the world. That was the burning ambition of the FA when they bought Byrkley Par... READ MORE

Iron Ore mines - Russia Iron Ore mines - Russia

A competent person's report on a detailed feasibility study was needed for the combined development of two iron ore mines in Russia. This included a review of a hydrological ... READ MORE

Initial cyanide pre-audit at Dolores Mine, Mexico Initial cyanide pre-audit at Dolores Mine, Mexico

The Dolores gold and silver mine, operated by CM Dolores, is located in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range about 250km west of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. The minin... READ MORE

Langtree Park Langtree Park

In the 1800s, it was an industrial site for coal mining, chemical works and glass production, with the inevitable sad legacy of tipped spoil waste, land instability and conta... READ MORE

Hanley Grange, Cambridgeshire – Jarrow Investments Hanley Grange, Cambridgeshire – Jarrow Investments

Environmental Appraisal and Sustainability Appraisal for proposed Eco-town, examining ecology, hydrogeology, drainage, archaeology and landscape impact. A key issue was the p... READ MORE

Sandbach Market Place Redevelopment Sandbach Market Place Redevelopment

We were commissioned by Sandbach Partnership to produce environmental improvement concepts and designs for the High Street, Hightown and Market Square part of the town centre... READ MORE

Strategic mine closure programme - Romania Strategic mine closure programme - Romania

The restructuring of the Romanian mining sector by its national government called for the closure of hundreds of mines of all types. In a project funded by the World Bank and... READ MORE

Russell Foster Russell Foster

The plan was ambitious. Twenty new outdoor pitches, a changing pavilion, an outdoor store and car parking would give the Russell Foster Tyne & Wear Youth League much need... READ MORE

Marshalls Mono - extension to dimension stone quarry Marshalls Mono - extension to dimension stone quarry

Just north of Pontardawe in South Wales, Gwrhyd Specialist Stone Quarry is operated by Marshalls. Originally part of a hill farm and ... READ MORE

Dalfad Surface Coal Mine – Scottish Resources Group Dalfad Surface Coal Mine – Scottish Resources Group

As part of a major surface coal mine development at Dalfad, East Ayrshire, we were commissioned to define a compensatory scheme to mitigate for the loss of blanket bog habita... READ MORE

Brightenber Windfarm Planning Appeal Brightenber Windfarm Planning Appeal

We represented Craven District Council following the appeal of a decision notice for a five turbine wind farm at Brightenber Hill, near Skipton. We provided evidence in relat... READ MORE

Glasgow waste PPP contract Glasgow waste PPP contract

To fulfil their waste PPP contract in Glasgow, the largest to date in Scotland, Viridor are called on to manage, treat and dispose of over one hundred thousand tonnes of annu... READ MORE

Edgewater Exploration -Turkey Edgewater Exploration -Turkey

Based in Canada, Edgewater Exploration Ltd is a TSX listed mineral development and exploration company with a primary focus on gold mining. They commissioned us to act as ret... READ MORE

Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was commissioned by Gallagher Estates to undertake a phased programme of archaeological investigation at the proposed Milton Keyn... READ MORE

Coatsgate Quarry - Planning Application Coatsgate Quarry - Planning Application

We were commissioned by Tarmac to prepare and manage the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Planning Applications for a periodic review of Old Minerals Permission an... READ MORE

Water storage modelling - Mexico Water storage modelling - Mexico

Water abstraction from a nearby river was enough to meet the existing needs of the Dolores gold mine in Mexico. But with expansion plans calling for an increase in volume, we... READ MORE

Gas pipeline stability assessment - Lafarge Tarmac and Transco Gas pipeline stability assessment - Lafarge Tarmac and Transco

We were jointly appointed by Lafarge Tarmac and Transco to prepare a pipeline stability assessment for an existing gas pipeline running through the proposed Lanton Quarry in ... READ MORE

Copper-zinc mine - Saudi Arabia Copper-zinc mine - Saudi Arabia

As part of a proposal to deepen an existing open pit gold mine from the oxide zone into the sulphide zone, we were commissioned to carry out a pre-feasibility and feasibility... READ MORE

Alcester flood alleviation Alcester flood alleviation

When Severn Trent Water's existing pumping station at Alcester was over capacity, sewage flooding was affecting a large number of residential properties. The existing sewer n... READ MORE

Marr Wind Farm Marr Wind Farm

Marr Wind Farm comprises four wind turbines. Construction was procured by the developer, H J Banks, via a design, supply and construct contract, with Cheetham Hill Constructi... READ MORE

Konongo Gold Project, Owere Gold Mine - Ghana Konongo Gold Project, Owere Gold Mine - Ghana

The Konongo Gold project is located in the world class Ashanti Gold Belt of Ghana. Gold production at the mine had restarted at 350ktpy after refurbishment of the CIL plant. ... READ MORE

Aberpergwm Aberpergwm

Aberpergwm Colliery located in South Wales is undergoing a programme of expansion to facilitate increased coal production.  Wardell Armstrong were appointed by Walter En... READ MORE

Kier International – India Kier International – India

At the start of its construction in 1992 by Enron and others, the Dabhol power station was the biggest foreign investment in India. When it was finally completed in 2010, it ... READ MORE

Weather radar horizon surveys Weather radar horizon surveys

As part of the development of two weather radars, we were commissioned to conduct detailed horizon surveys to assess existing features on the visible horizon.

On H... READ MORE

Guelb Moghrein - Mauritania Copper Mines Guelb Moghrein - Mauritania Copper Mines

When the Guelb Moghrien Cu-Au mine re-opened after being closed for several years, new tailings storage facilities were needed as part of an expansion programme. We were comm... READ MORE

UK Law Firm UK Law Firm

A UK law firm required a detailed expert report on a number of mineral assets in Argentina, Sierra Leone and South Africa which were held by their client. It was important to... READ MORE

Caffyns Land Rover - Lewes - Sussex Caffyns Land Rover - Lewes - Sussex

Caffyns Land Rover dealership in Lewes Sussex underwent refurbishment to increase the capacity of its showroom. Old workshops were demolished and replaced with a contemporary... READ MORE

Mann Island - Liverpool Mann Island - Liverpool

We project managed and undertook a variety of archaeological and heritage assessments undertaken by third parties and undertook a detailed historic townscape analysis and ass... READ MORE

Plymouth City Council – sustainable energy strategy Plymouth City Council – sustainable energy strategy

Following an earlier study in which we were involved with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Plymouth City Council wanted to look at the potential for renewable energy in two... READ MORE

Aberpergwm Colliery Aberpergwm Colliery

Aberpergwm Colliery located in South Wales is undergoing a programme of expansion to facilitate increased coal production. We were appointed by Walter Energy to undertake the... READ MORE

Landfill ownership transfer - the Northumberland Estates Landfill ownership transfer - the Northumberland Estates

With a property portfolio including quarries and landfill sites, the Northumberland Estates is a privately owned family business that represents the interests of the Duke of ... READ MORE

Quintana Mine - Colombia Quintana Mine - Colombia

Quintana Mine is a small gold mine in Colombia. The company recognised that their health and safety management wasn’t what it should be. Persistent accidents, poor ventilatio... READ MORE

North Mara Gold Mine - Tanzania North Mara Gold Mine - Tanzania

African Barrick Gold is Africa’s largest gold producer and the main gold miner in Tanzania. They requested expert help to identify and treat areas surrounding their mining op... READ MORE

Cyanide management plan – Armenia Cyanide management plan – Armenia

Cyanide will be used in the gold beneficiation process at Lydian International’s greenfield Amulsar Gold Project in Armenia. Recognising its dangers, Lydian want to adhere to... READ MORE

Minorca – Hydrological and Hydrogeological Assessment Minorca – Hydrological and Hydrogeological Assessment

We were commissioned to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a proposed Opencast Coal Mine, of which a hydrological and hydrogeological assessment was ... READ MORE

Keele University Masterplan, Staffordshire Keele University Masterplan, Staffordshire

With design principles based on sustainability, theproject included a central water corridor to allowsustainable drainage for the site, while also providing an attractive rec... READ MORE

The Western Isles Connection – Scottish and Southern Energy The Western Isles Connection – Scottish and Southern Energy

As lead consultant, part of our commission was to study the potential impacts on soils, peat, land use, and land management along the route to form part of an Environmental A... READ MORE

Atherleigh business park - Leigh Atherleigh business park - Leigh

We were approached by Rok Developments to support the implementation of  a mixed use, office and industrial business park with associated infrastructure, located outside... READ MORE

CBM (Coal Bed Methane) Assessment – Stoke-on-Trent City Council CBM (Coal Bed Methane) Assessment – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

We were commissioned to undertake a study to assess the geological conditions beneath parts of the City of Stoke-on-Trent with respect to methane content. The study is to ass... READ MORE

Gwynt Y Mor Wind Farm – Assembly area Gwynt Y Mor Wind Farm – Assembly area

RWE npower are responsible for the construction of the Gwynt Y Mor wind farm, a major 576MW wind energy project located off the north Wales coast. In preparing the onshore fa... READ MORE

Enviroparks – South Wales Enviroparks – South Wales

Enviroparks are developing a large scale waste treatment and energy recovery facility on an industrial site in South Wales – with an automated, mechanical system for recoveri... READ MORE

Priority Sites – Falmouth Business Park Priority Sites – Falmouth Business Park

When Priority Sites Ltd were carrying out the phase one extension to Falmouth Business Park, they were looking for a detailed investigation of their energy needs. We estimate... READ MORE

Killerby sand and gravel quarry Killerby sand and gravel quarry

We were appointed by Tarmac to prepare and manage the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Planning Applications for the extraction of sand and gravel at Killerby Quar... READ MORE