Project: High Speed Rail 2 London to Birmingham
Client: Atkins Global Ltd.
Aspect Ecology was instructed by Atkins Global Ltd. to carry out Phase 2 protected species surveys for Otter, Water Vole, White-clawed Crayfish and bats with respect of new national rail infrastructure – HS2.
Aspect Ecology was well positioned to provide considerable expertise to assist this high profile project, due to our large team of ecologists with extensive experience in carrying out survey work and assessments for Otter, Water Vole, White-clawed Crayfish and bats. Due to the landscape scale of our field survey work, extending from Warwickshire to Staffordshire, a considerable amount of survey planning and logistical insight was required, in order to carry out all of the survey work within the required seasonal timeframe. Aspect Ecology worked in close liaison with the client and HS2’s land access team, in order to ensure that the survey work could be delivered as efficiently as possible.
The HS2 project has its own specific set of Phase 2 protected fauna survey methodologies, and reporting requirements, which Aspect Ecology was able to adapt to and undertake rapidly, supported by our extensive experience in all aspects of ecological field survey.
Aspect Ecology was able to provide a considerable amount of ecological survey resources to this nationally significant infrastructure project, including highly experienced surveyors and our remote wildlife monitoring equipment, which was deployed to complement standard survey techniques and reduce the overhead costs to our client through the associated reduction in survey hours.