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Wardell Armstrong Archaeological Acquisition Boosts Expansion

Multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering and mining consultancy Wardell Armstrong has acquired the business and assets of Archaeological Solutions Ltd (AS), an independent archaeological practice providing services to both public and private sector clients nationwide from their offices in  East Anglia and Bedfordshire.

The move is part of Wardell Armstrong’s plans to grow its existing archaeological and heritage team and expand services in the UK and Internationally.  This now makes Wardell Armstrong one of the UK’s largest suppliers of archaeological services.    

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Planning Won at Appeal in Grounds of Grade II Listed Building

Our Planning, Heritage and Arboriculture teams achieved a great result for their client by securing full planning permission at appeal for a new dwelling within the grounds of a Grade II Listed Building.

The property, a Grade II Listed 17th Century former farmhouse, is set within the wider landscape setting of the Cleveland Hills, and outside a settlement boundary in Hambleton District in North Yorkshire.

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Christine Blackmore, IOM3

Christine Blackmore is Appointed as New Vice-President of IOM3

Associate Director, Christine Blackmore has been elected as the new Vice-President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) from the 1st November 2020.

The IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution that aims to promote and develop all aspects of the Materials Cycle, from exploration and extraction, to characterisation, processing and application, to product recycling, repurposing and reuse. The institute has over 15,000 members.

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Hints of a Changing Water Framework Directive in the UK

Following on from Sir James Bevan’s (Chief Executive of the Environment Agency) 04 August 2020 speech[1] entitled ‘In praise of red tape: getting regulation right’, the issue of red tape and the Water Framework Directive (WFD) has become a ‘hot topic’ spurring a number of press articles, for example the Guardian’s article on 19 August 2020 entitled ‘Environment Agency chief supports plan to weaken river pollution rules’[2].  But has Sir Benan’s speech been misquoted in the newspaper articles?

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Simon Celebrates 40 Years at Wardell Armstrong

Simon Hake joined Wardell Armstrong on 29 September 1980 as an Engineering Geologist and has since witnessed and assisted the Firm expand from 28 to over 450 employees.

Over his 40-year career at Wardell Armstrong he has progressed from a Graduate to Board Director and was Regional Director of our Birmingham office for a period until 2015. Today, Simon is Director with overall responsibility for both our Ground & Environmental Engineering and Civil & Structural Engineering teams and is based in our Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Wildlife Now Thrives on an Operational Network Rail Site in Whitemoor

Whitemoor is the National Track Recycling Centre in March, Cambridgeshire, operated by Network Rail. Before re-opening in two phases from 2009, the site had been left disused for many years, over which time it developed a flora and fauna assemblage of County importance.

Wardell Armstrong have been involved in the project for over ten years, which initially involved technical support regarding grassland translocation.

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Wardell Armstrong Business as Usual - Covid 19

Phil Newall talks to Core Finance about operating during the Coronavirus pandemic

Phil Newall, Managing Director of Wardell Armstrong International, talks to Charlie Gibson of Core Finance, a TV production company based in Belgravia helping investors navigate global financial markets.

Phil discusses how Wardell Armstrong International, one of the world’s premier meteorological consultants, continues to operate during this unprecedented time.

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World Water Day 2020

World Water Day 2020 | Water and Climate Change

It’s World Water Day on Sunday, and for this year’s theme the United Nations have selected Water and Climate Change – and how the two are inextricably linked.

At Wardell Armstrong we have found that this topic encompasses many of our service areas in addition to the work our water and flood risk assessment teams do.  Each day this week, we will ask key personnel from various sectors – what does water and climate change mean to them?

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Major Planning Application and EIA Submitted for a Proposed Care Village in East Lothian

Wardell Armstrong has recently submitted a major planning application and environmental impact assessment (EIA), on behalf of Cinnamon Retirement Living (Inveresk) Limited, for a proposed care village on land at Inveresk, East Lothian, Scotland.

The project required input from our multi-disciplinary team including Planning, Environment (Heritage, Landscape Assessment, Landscape Design, Noise and Air Quality), Archaeology and Civil Engineering. Wardell Armstrong worked alongside PRC Architects, Meedhurst Project Management and Transport Planning Ltd.

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) | What Is It and Does Your Company Need It?

The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy is enforced through the Companies (Director’s Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018 and came in to force on the 1st April 2019.

The SECR will apply to all companies listed on the Stock Exchange (Quoted Companies) and UK companies with over 250 employees or an annual turnover of more than £36m or an annual balance sheet of over £18m.

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