Environmental Management

Everyone benefits when our environment is managed well

Environmental management is an aspect of all of our projects and our multi-disciplinary team has the local knowledge and contacts as well as global resources to respond to any environmental challenge.

Opus provides environmental expertise for private individuals and small businesses to multinational companies and government departments. Our environmental management services can be applied to an incredibly diverse range of projects and schemes that need careful environmental management to succeed. From systematically removing asbestos to conducting detailed ecological surveys, we can help. 

Our experience in the UK

Our environmental management services include:      

Environmental permitting and auditing

We are experts in the latest environmental practice, permits and procedures, and our team has extensive capability in a wide variety of environmental, planning and development projects both in the UK and overseas, including the production of Environmental Statements (ES) and other environmental studies.

Our services include environmental scoping studies, baseline studies, mitigation plans, Cumulative Effects Assessment, public consultation strategies, environmental management plans, post development monitoring and due diligence.

Ecological assessment

We are trusted advisors providing terrestrial ecological services to a wide range of both public and private sector clients throughout the UK. Our clients include housing and commercial developers, NHS Trusts, contractors, statutory bodies including the Environment Agency, Welsh Government and local authorities through our framework with Hertfordshire County Council.  

Asbestos surveys

We have experience in asbestos management along with refurbishment and demolition surveys on a variety of properties from large scale industrial units to residential properties. Our qualified asbestos surveyors offer scoping, planning, reporting and advising on a number of asbestos issues for properties and infrastructure. Our team carry out type one, two and (small scale) three surveys and report back to clients with a maintainable asbestos register specific to their requirements. We can also help to prepare risk management plans.

Archaeological surveys

We have a team of qualified archaeologists who carry out a range of project work, ranging from desk-based archival research through to detailed onsite survey works. We have a diverse client base ranging from individuals to large infrastructure clients.

The key elements we offer are desk based assessments, heritage management and conservation plans, geophysical surveys and the surveying of upstanding monuments both by traditional means and by hi-tech 3D laser scanners.