We are currently experiencing the global implementation of a vast number of transport, energy and utilities projects, many of which are in the UK. New rail infrastructure, road improvement and expansion, electricity generation and distribution dominate the headlines, but alongside these major schemes utilities companies are busy improving drinking water and waste water services, gas distribution is being expanded, and our ports are experiencing a renaissance in activity and investment.
We provide our experience and expertise into all aspects of infrastructure and utilities development projects. In doing so, we have delivered on time, on budget, a wide range of technical services to our clients who include:
- Network Rail
- United Utilities
- Severn Trent Water
- Horizon Nuclear Power
- Cadent Gas
- Associated British Ports
Many of the projects we work on are linear schemes passing through urban, suburban and rural areas where mitigation involves addressing the many constraints to development highlighted within the planning legislative process:
- Noise & Air Quality
- Contaminated land, geology and geotechnics
- Civil and structural engineering
All major schemes will inevitably be affected by former and current land use, habitat, and sensitive receptors. For example, Wardell Armstrong’s heritage advisors and our field archaeologists have striven to minimise disruption, cost and time delays resulting from the need to deal with the recording and excavation of artefacts and buried structures beneath the route of electricity distribution cables connecting offshore windfarms to onshore substations. Similarly, our geologists and geotechnical engineers have supported Network Rail in solving complex ground subsidence issues affecting their network, whilst ensuring continued running of services.
Whilst our client’s programme and budget are always of primary importance, we ensure that the requirements of the statutory bodies are met in full.
Because of our multi-disciplinary approach, our service support is wide ranging and can support the entire lifecycle of your project, from environmental impact assessments, early identification of geo-environmental hazards and expert advice on planning permission applications, so you can be confident your project can be delivered on time, constructed in a safe and sustainable manner and remain cost-effective.
Our aim is always to provide an excellent level of service to our clients by providing the simplest and most cost-effective solutions to any issues, and we place great emphasis on building and maintaining our client relationships.
As one of the most respected British based design, engineering and project management consultancies, Wardell Armstrong has helped to shape best practice in the utility and infrastructure industry, while assisting our clients to plan projects more efficiently and safely.