BSG Ecology, a leading provider of ecological consultancy services in the UK are pleased to announce the official opening of its Glasgow office on 2nd March 2015.
Since its inception in 1997, BSG Ecology has grown steadily to become one of the largest independent ecological consultancies in the UK, employing 37 ecologists. BSG Ecology has a wealth of experience: a portfolio of well over 6,000 projects from major new developments (such as housing, energy and transport), to significant biodiversity research, local authority support, and work for private clients on many protected species.
Recent projects in Scotland include baseline surveys and impact assessments for wind farms from Dumfries and Galloway, to Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, and for major mineral extraction projects in Fife and Dumfries and Galloway. We have also carried out BREEAM assessment of new urban developments in Aberdeenshire and East Ayrshire.
Partner Dr Peter Shepherd said “Our approach to successfully tackling complex ecological projects is based upon scientific rigour, sound defensible advice and pragmatism. This is underpinned by a commercial awareness that has developed over the last 17 years of operating within the environmental sector. The expansion of the Practice into Glasgow builds upon our successful completion of projects in Scotland and will allow us to provide a more localised service to our clients based in, or operating in, Scotland. We constantly look to build positive professional relationships and we have numerous long-term clients that we look forward to continuing to support from our new office”.
BSG Ecology has in-house specialists in a wide range of technical disciplines: birds, bats, botany, invertebrates, great crested newts, reptiles, impact assessment, habitat management and creation, biodiversity action planning and offsetting, green infrastructure and GIS.
The Glasgow office will be headed up by Greg Chamberlain who has extensive experience of working in Scotland, including ornithological surveys and preparation of Habitat Regulation Assessment of the Firth of Forth Replacement Bridge, baseline surveys of protected species and preparation of Ecological Impact Assessment for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road, and baseline ecological surveys for the M8 widening among others.
Greg will be keen to discuss further the ways in which the ecological services provided by BSG Ecology can support your Project Developments, and can be contacted on 0141 530 5764, BSG Ecology, Sovereign House, 158 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL.