Biodiversity Community of Practice Members 2023
Arcadis are delighted to support CIRIA’s Big Biodiversity Awards. Arcadis embrace sustainability in all that we do and are driven by our commitment to maximise our impacts in creating a more sustainable world and improving quality of life for all. Biodiversity is at the very heart of our sustainability vision as driven by our ecology team who are leading our clients through biodiversity and natural capital strategy, design and implementation, funding and maintenance. We are excited to share this journey with CIRIA and the profession, moving towards a greener, more sustainable and equitable future.
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth.
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For almost 150 years, BAM has been shaping the UK & Ireland’s vital infrastructure and creating many of the country's most iconic buildings. Today we're part of the Royal BAM Group, one of the largest construction companies in Europe with a turnover of over €7 billion.
Our aim is to leave our world a better place than we found it – to build a more sustainable tomorrow. We do this by connecting, building and maintaining places where people and the planet prosper together. This is our lasting legacy.
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Cormac Solutions Ltd
Formed in 2012 as a highways, engineering and construction specialist, Cormac is an arm's length management organisation (almo), part of the Corserv group of companies that is wholly-owned by Cornwall Council.
Today, we are one of the most highly-regarded, trusted and well known companies in the South West.
We provide highway and environmental design and maintenance services, design and construction of major highway schemes.
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Ecology and Habitat Management Ltd is an independent consultancy, specialising in airfield habitat management and ecology services. We support a vast network of clients across the UK and Europe providing high quality, bespoke services ranging from bird risk management to protected species surveys and mitigation.
Established in 2012, our team combines over 50 years of industry experience across ecology; airfield management, horticulture and landscaping. Operating internationally across the UK and continental Europe, we deliver expert advice and practical services. We are practiced in facilitating the continued compliance of a range of regulations and accreditations across the aviation and development industries, including CAP 772 and ISO 14001. Our team is proud to have been instrumental in gaining, and retaining, the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award for some of our clients
Heathrow Airport looks after more than just planes and runways – we have a huge interest in ecology and green spaces, we manage 170 hectares of land across 13 sites, and in finding ways to preserve them for future generations to enjoy. Heathrow’s biodiversity sites support thousands of species of flora and fauna which thrive around the airport. We’re delighted to have been recognised for our continued commitment by winning the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award for over ten years. We’re committed to operating Heathrow sustainably, now and in the future, and continually building on our success.
Kier is a leading UK infrastructure services, construction and property group.
Our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK, and we are committed to leaving lasting legacies through our work. Having a positive impact on the environment around and on the communities we serve.
We provide specialist design and build capabilities and the knowledge, skills and intellectual capital of our people to ensure we are able to project manage and integrate all aspects of a project.
J. Murphy & Sons Ltd
J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves life by delivering world-class infrastructure.
Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.
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Formerly Trustmgt, Trustgreen are a leading Open Space Management Company based in Cheshire. We provide an unrivalled specialist service for developers, private asset owners and landlords, encompassing all aspects of open space management and development.
With an ever-growing portfolio of sites under our management, our customer service led approach is what sets us apart. Our aim is to continually review, monitor and improve the way we care for the open spaces we manage.
Trustgreen work closely with our clients and residents across the UK, to build communities and environments that thrive. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond, exceeding our customers’ expectations every time to deliver a safe, reliable and professional service.
We care about the environment in which we work, that is why we strive to achieve biodiversity net gains on all our managed sites, creating welcoming habitats that support local wildlife and encourage nature back into areas impacted by construction.
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Vertical Meadow is the newest member of CIRIA Biodiversity Community of Practice.
Our patented, living wall systems create thriving vertical wildflower meadows from seed. They can be used for both temporary and permanent facade applications. They have been specifically designed to boost biodiversity, for low maintenance and ease of construction. They also happen to look awesome, we think.
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Founded in 2003, Wildflower Turf has pioneered and developed a soil less growing system which has transformed the concept of turf growing. Wildflower Turf is currently working with a number of organisations to help create wildlife friendly environments for species such as bees, butterflies, voles and slow worms, to name a few. These organisations include The Natural History Museum, Sainsbury’s, The Environment Agency and Natural England. A number of councils throughout the country have used the turf to improve parks and open spaces in their areas, and many more have made enquiries for future projects. In addition the turf is specified by many architects for both green roofs and landscaping projects as a simple way of guaranteeing a wild flower meadow and the ecological benefits this brings.
WSP is a leading engineering and environmental professional services consulting firm which supports significant multidisciplinary projects in both the built and natural environments. We provide engineering and design services to public and private sector clients in the transportation and infrastructure, property and buildings, earth and environment, power and energy, resources and industry sectors, as well as a strategic advisory offering.