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Habitat creation and restoration Brownfield

We have worked on a variety of brownfield sites all over the UK

Brownfield land is land which had been previously used for industrial, or commercial development, and which has become disused or derelict. Brownfield sites often require extra care when working, due to hazards such as unexploded ordnance (UXO), underground pipes, overground cables and contaminated soil.

We have worked on many sites with these hazards, and we ensure that our staff are fully health and safety trained, and always employ the correct methods of working, such as carrying out thorough catscans of the area, and deploying a trained UXO banksman.

In practice

Some of the brownfield projects that we have worked on have included: great crested newt (GCN) mitigation on a disused quarry; large scale wildlife translocation and habitat creation on a disused oil refinery, wildlife fence installation at a disused hospital, vegetation clearance on derelict urban inner city sites, and invasive species treatment on a landfill site.


Thomson Habitats have turned a 30 hectare area of open land into a receptor site for newts and reptiles. This extensive project formed part of our mitigation programme on the largest ecological project in Europe.

The works included:

Thomson Habitats worked on this brownfield site creating newt and reptile habitat.