Wardell Armstrong Proven to Demonstrate High Quality EIA Services

Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team recently passed the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA) EIA Quality Mark review for the 2019/20 term, demonstrating the high quality of our EIA services.

Being a member of the IEMA EIA Quality Mark means that clients can be sure that their Environmental Statement is being prepared by ‘competent experts’, as required by the EIA Regulations.

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Jo Baillie

Jo Celebrates 45 Years at Wardell Armstrong!

Jo Baillie started at Wardell Armstrong in 1974 and 45 years later, is currently our longest serving staff member. Jo joined the Firm as a Receptionist and has witnessed the Firm expand from one UK office to 10, plus two International offices.

Jo reflects on her time here: “Wardell Armstrong are a progressive company who are always looking to the future. I have seen so many positive changes over the last 45 years, with staff numbers rising from 34 to over 450!

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St Georges Mansions

St George’s Mansions Wins at the LABC Building Excellence Awards

St George’s Mansions in Stafford was the winning project in the Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion category at the Regional Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards. The project will now represent the region at the Grand Finals of the Awards next month.

The project has also been nominated for a 2019 Housebuilder Award in the Best Refurbishment Project category.

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Construction Rocks 2019

Forge Lane Take to the Stage Once Again at Construction Rocks!

For the third year running, Wardell Armstrong’s house band ‘Forge Lane’ competed against industry bands in the property and construction sector, and in front of 500 people at ‘Construction Rocks’.

Forge Lane, from our Stoke Office, is made up of Keith Mitchell, Managing Director on rhythm guitar, Adam Burnham, Technical Director and Head of Civil & Structural Engineering in Stoke, on lead guitar, Sue Roberts PA to the Managing Director on vocals, Glen Shah, Associate Director on bass guitar and Bryn Griffiths, Senior Environmental Scientist on drums.

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Earth Science Week 2019

Earth Science Week 2019 – Meet our Hydro Team!

It’s ‘Earth Science Week’! With this years theme being “Earth Science is for Everyone” our Hydro Team look at three famous Earth Scientists, before sharing how they each got into earth science.

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ION4RAW Test Work Starts in Earnest

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) has a significant role in a major EU funded Research and Innovation programme called Ion4raw funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 auspices. Although we are not coordinating the project (as we previously did with the FAME project) we still has a significant role as a Work Package Leader (for upstream processing) and as part of the overall management team.

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Stoke Ops Fayre

Helping to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

At Wardell Armstrong, we are passionate about supporting the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

On Friday, Civil Engineer Sunil Abhol, Resourcing Advisor Janine Davies and HR Administrator Claire Price attended the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunities Fayre at St Peter’s Academy, hosted by Jack Brereton MP and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

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Our New Careers Page is now LIVE!

We are committed to helping our people achieve their ambitions and rewarding them not just on financial results but on how they help develop, grow and shape the business and how they interact with and support colleagues, clients and the public.

Our new careers page now promotes our culture and values, covers the main benefits currently offered to all staff and acts as a portal through which our latest vacancies are advertised.

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paradise farm, kent

Paradise Farm Brickearth Extraction – Planning Success!

Wardell Armstrong was commissioned by Wienerberger Ltd to prepare and manage the Planning Application and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the extraction of up to 900,000 tonnes of brickearth over a period of 19 years on land at Paradise Farm in Kent. The application was originally submitted in 2014, however it was subsequently withdrawn due to a number of technical issues. In 2016, our environmental planning team were instructed to prepare a new application, resolving issues within the 2014 application and undertaking more detailed technical assessments to ensure a robust and sound application for submission.

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Zinc project mine, spain

We’ve Assisted ‘Variscan Mines’ in the Acquisition of Two Advanced Zinc Projects in Spain

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) were engaged by Variscan Mines Limited (Variscan) to undertake a high-level Due Diligence of the Novales-Udias and Guajaraz Projects, Spain. Variscan is an ASX listed Australian resource company focused on exploring and developing mineral deposits and the work completed by WAI has assisted Variscan in the successful acquisition of the Novales-Udias and Guajaraz Projects on the 29th July 2019. Varsican believes this acquisition to be a highly strategic and valuable growth opportunity for the company.

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