Highways

Our consultants have worked on a number of important UK road schemes, deploying a range of skills to ensure effective environmental management and long-term sustainability.

Our experience ranges from early stage Environmental Appraisal of options to conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a major scheme. It also includes providing such technical services as air quality monitoring, acoustics, ecology and resource efficient construction, for both national agencies and local authorities.

Our wider transport experience, including our rail sector work on some of the UK’s most high profile schemes, has helped us develop an in-house capability suitable for all sizes of road development and maintenance projects. This applies as an individual contractor or working in partnership with other firms and as part of a consortium.

Our services for the environmental appraisal and more detailed assessment of road schemes include:

Air Quality

Our consultants have provided air quality technical advice and assessment on a number of schemes, including sections of M4 widening and the A34 Wolvercote viaduct replacement. Our air quality team has particular experience meeting the challenges of an urban environment where, in addition to our monitoring and modelling work, we can carry out public consultation and liaise with relevant authorities.

Noise and Vibration

We have a strong team of noise and vibration experts who have worked at all stages of the project lifecycle, from early stage modelling and data gathering to expert witness support at public inquiry.

Ecology

Working closely with The Ecology Consultancy, our sister company we can undertake a range of ecological surveys, including wintering and breeding birds, great crested newts and bats. Where appropriate we can manage the translocation of species and the creation of habitats in alternative locations. We can also offer landscape appraisals and assessments at the pre-consent stage.

Landscape

Working with our trusted associates and partners we can undertake detailed landscape and visual impact assessments at the pre-consent stage, including developing visual envelope maps, viewpoint analysis and assessment and production of high resolution photomontages.

Resource Efficient Construction

Roads development and maintenance have both been candidates for Resource Efficient Construction, which Temple developed as part of a project for the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Through workshops, early collaboration and innovation we can help improve road construction and maintenance processes, as well as helping to reduce costs by in some cases several million pounds.

Key clients

  • City of London
  • Local Authorities
  • SYSTRA