Our environmental teams are solving some of the world’s biggest challenges: creating new developments that preserve and improve our environment; finding ways to use and re-use our resources; and building safe and future-ready infrastructure to support places where communities can thrive.



We’re one of the most prominent and largest environmental consultants in the UK. We have nearly 1000 professionals on our team with a diverse range of environmental, health, safety, energy and sustainability expertise. We were recently voted The Guardian’s Sustainability Consultant of the Year and have been recognised as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

A collaborative, customised approach

With offices across the UK we work collaboratively with clients and local communities, delivering projects using a broad range of technical expertise at every stage of the project lifecycle, from initial impact assessment to construction and operation through to decommissioning. Our work often spans a combination of sectors as we unlock possibilities for clients including local government, major developers, contractors, architects, energy companies and rail operators. We build long-term relationships with our clients, built on trust and clear, practical and specific advice.

With a further 5,000 multidisciplinary environment colleagues worldwide at WSP, we have the world-class knowledge, resources, and expertise in-house to deliver the best solutions for our clients’ challenges, wherever they are in the world.

We’re planning for the future

Many of the projects we work on have long design-lives and will be in operation for many years to come. Our ground-breaking sustainability programme, Future Ready, gives our experts a consistent and clear view of the changes to climate, society, resources and technology that we can expect and forecast. It challenges them to consider both current standards and also how the world will change over time – producing advice and designs that are ready for today and for the future.

Creating a prosperous, resilient and sustainable society.

From reducing Walmart’s CO2 emissions by 1M tonnes and saving them $250M a year with our innovative global refrigeration strategy, to cleaning up groundwater for 450 homes at the Wixams in Bedford - we’re passionate about transforming the built, restoring the natural and designing future-ready solutions into everything we do.

Together, let’s build a sustainable future.

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Our environmental work covers a full range of services, from designing the infrastructure projects of the future to managing historic legacies and developing and delivering sustainability strategies for the world’s most prestigious projects. We deliver world-class technical expertise, management consulting and engineering, from first-rate advice through to full implementation.

  • Acoustics, noise and vibration
  • Air quality
  • Archeology and heritage
  • Compliance monitoring and management
  • Contamination risk management
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Environmental health and safety management systems
  • Property and business due diligence
  • Energy performance; management and compliance
  • Environmental assessment and planning
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and planning
  • Geotechnical and ground engineering
  • Surveying, mapping and GIS
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Materials engineering, testing and quality management
  • Natural environment and ecology
  • Sustainability, energy and climate change
  • Waste management and landfill
  • Water
  • Energy management
  • Land referencing
  • Consent management and stakeholder engagement