‘Uncovering Roman Carlisle’ Project Wins Two Archaeological Achievement Awards!

*Updated 27/11 – We won both awards!*

The Archaeological Achievement Awards (formerly the British Archaeology Awards) celebrate and recognise significant contributions to archaeology across the UK and Ireland and are coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology.

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Kingsnorth Green Development of 550 Homes Allowed at Appeal

Over 500 homes in Ashford, Kent have now been granted planning permission following an appeal on the grounds of non-determination!

Wardell Armstrong undertook the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the residential development, undertaking a range of environmental assessments including Ecology, Archaeology & Heritage, Landscape & Visual, Noise & Vibration, Air Quality, Land Use & Soils, Ground Conditions, Water Resources, Climate Change, Flood Risk and Arboriculture.

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GIS Day 2023!

Happy GIS Day!

What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system that captures, creates and manages digital data. The data is linked geospatially, allowing it to be analysed and visually observed based on its specific location. This helps users of GIS understand patterns, relationships and geographic content to make better informed decisions, improve communication and work more efficiently.

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World Town Planning Day 2023

8th November marks World Town Planning Day when planners and communities across the world come together to celebrate how good planning can improve the lives of people and benefits society, creating places to live, work and play together. This year’s theme is ‘Learn Globally, Apply Locally’ and focusses on the value of learning from planning and different planning cultures globally, developing innovative, sustainable and equitable solutions to address global challenges.

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Medieval Origins Discovered in Lowton, Greater Manchester

Prior to the proposal of a new housing development at a site at Heath Lane Lowton in Greater Manchester, Wardell Armstrong was commissioned to undertake a series of archaeological investigations by Bloor Homes. Services included a geophysical survey, evaluation trenching and targeted excavation.

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Dogger Bank Connects to the National Grid!

Earlier this month, the world’s largest offshore wind farm under construction, Dogger Bank, was connected to the National Grid and started to produce electricity for the first time for British homes and businesses. A single rotation of one of the 107m long blades on Dogger Bank’s first operational turbine can produce enough clean energy to power an average British home for two days. This is a huge milestone in the development of the offshore wind industry and the transition to a cleaner and more secure energy system.

Wardell Armstrong is proud to have been a part of this project’s success by working with our client Hitachi since 2020. Our multidisciplinary services on the ‘Converter Station’ parts of the project, (Dogger Bank A, B and C) which are the facilities that convert the electricity from direct current (DC) into an alternating current (AC) include:

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Wardell Armstrong Help’s to Prepare the Next Generation of Engineers for Industry

Renewables Engineering Director, Adian Harber and Technical Director Jane Clarkson recently visited Newcastle University to undertake mock job interviews with some of the 4th year MEng in Civil Engineering students.

The aim of the mock interview exercise was to help prepare the students for ‘real life’ interviews, which will support them in a smoother transition into industry careers once they have graduated from university.

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WATCH: Heritage Services for Network Rail on Grade I Listed Sankey Viaduct

Wardell Armstrong have worked as Heritage Consultants to Network Rail assisting in securing listed building consent approval for a programme of repairs to the Grade I listed Sankey Viaduct.

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WATCH: Applications of Hydrometallurgy

A complex testing service that our metallurgical laboratory in Truro, Cornwall offers is hydrometallurgy.

Defined as “the use of aqueous chemistry for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates and recycled or residual materials”, hydrometallurgy can be used both as a primary and secondary method of processing an ore to recover the metals of value and is likely to become an increasingly important part of future processing flowsheets as deposits continue to reduce in grade and become more challenging to process.

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Unanimous Planning Approval for Corby’s Employment Regeneration Plan

A 20-hectare site that was once used for steelworks and a tip for toxic substances, has gained planning approval for the development of an employment park, after multi-disciplinary services were provided by Wardell Armstrong.

Our team prepared the planning application on behalf of the Applicant, Storefield Group Limited, which was successful after a unanimous approval by the North Northants Council’s Planning Committee last month. We also carried out an environmental statement that was supported by a number of our inhouse technical teams. These included:

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