Phlorum is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy. We are focused on identifying our clients’ unique needs and providing them with a transparent and personalised service in an approachable and open manner.
We offer advice, monitoring and assessment services to compliment the requirements of all aspects of environmental, ecological and sustainability issues affecting construction projects, industrial processes and businesses in general.
We principally provide technical input to, and overall management of, the formal Environmental Impact Assessment process. However, our broader interests include collaborative research and software solutions for the public and private sector.
Our core skills in environmental consultancy are primarily in the areas of air quality, ecology and Japanese knotweed removal. However, we also have a diverse range of environmental expertise ranging from noise & vibration and flood risk to renewable energy and sustainability assessments.
The UK’s landscape has been managed for many centuries, which has resulted in most of our habitats being shaped by human interference.
This can make their ecology extremely sensitive to small changes in land use that are not always immediately obvious. Various legislation has been devised over the years to protect species and habitats and a comprehensive understating of ecology is therefore essential for any proposed works that change, fragment or damage wildlife and its varied habitats.
Ecological impacts from large development and remediation projects can usually be expected, but something as small and seemingly simple as a domestic loft conversion could cause significant ecological damage – e.g. by disturbing bats (a protected species) within their roosts, which could lead to criminal prosecution. It is therefore vitally important for potential impacts on ecology to be assessed by competent professionals before any building or development planning works are undertaken.
Phlorum staff hold numerous licenses and qualifications for undertaking the full range of ecological assessment and mitigation works. You can read more about them here.
As experts in Japanese knotweed management we are able to use the latest technology and science to solve our clients’ problems with this
and other non-native invasive weeds. We employ a large variety of treatment methods, often used in combination, to ensure the safe and efficient removal of Japanese knotweed from large development sites to small domestic properties.
If you’re unsure of whether the plant you are concerned about is in fact Japanese knotweed, or if you’d like to know what treatment options might be available, you can find out more here.
Air quality impact assessments are a vital part of many planning applications, from large scale multi-use developments to small residential
conversions in urban centres. We help our clients, big and small, to comply with the law and to obtain approval for their development proposals.
We also undertake assessments for industrial permit compliance and for occupational health and safety concerns, which includes monitoring exposure to ionising radiation.
We pride ourselves on our professional approach and competitive pricing.
We mainly operate in the UK but we are increasingly working in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
You can find out more about our air quality assessment services here.