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Sectors Building developments

Many of the sites that we have worked on have been commercial development sites or housing developments.

Thomson Habitats is able to provide multiple services for commercial/housing developers and their agents, ranging from initial habitat and invasive species surveys through to invasive species management, site clearance and the delivery of large-scale ecological mitigation schemes.

With our sister company, Thomson Ecology, we offer a pragmatic, professional approach, and are able to combine our extensive development working experience, with the latest technical innovations such as our bespoke interactive mapping software.

Our project experience on commercial developments includes DP World, Wellesely development at the former Aldershot Garrison Barracks and the Northstowe housing development.

In practice

One of the largest commercial developments that we have worked on has been the London Gateway port and logistics park development.

As part of our mitigation programme on this, the largest ecological project in Europe, we assisted our client in translocating newts and reptiles from a 42ha area involving installing 60km of wildlife fencing.

We turned a 30 hectare area of open land into a receptor site for newts and reptiles, including the design and creation of 39 wildlife ponds, planting 12,000 native trees, and creating log piles and hibernacula for invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.

We also enhanced habitat for water voles involving managing vegetation and reprofiling a water channel.

We enhanced and reprofiled a ditch for water voles as part of the large-scale habitat creation works