Nature-based solutions provider, Land Studio is expanding with the launch of a new ecology division, ahead of the Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) legislation being introduced in November.
The division will be headed up by director of ecology Val Gateley and will provide a range of services, including “ecological surveys, biodiversity net gain assessments, habitat creation, enhancement and restoration,” says Simon Richards, managing director of Land Studio.
“We look at all our projects from a holistic perspective that considers both the built and natural environments in equal measure,” adds Richards.
“This streamlined approach will create high quality integrate design solutions and save our clients time and money, removing the need to engage multiple consultants to address the requirements of a project.”
The Chester based group became the first nature-led landscape architecture practice of its size in the UK to have an in-house civil engineering and sustainable drainage design division, and now operates throughout the UK.