Middlemarch Environmental is one of the UK’s leading natural environment consultancies, based in Coventry, West Midlands. Since 1989, we’ve been helping our clients to get their ecology surveys actioned in time to meet tight planning deadlines. Today our expertise is called upon to address the many challenges that arise at the interface between nature and human society. We aim to be the consultant of choice for biodiversity advice and our mission is to create an enduring natural environment legacy.
Our size and nationwide coverage means that we can be on site quickly and in an average month we successfully complete more than 200 ecological and biodiversity projects nationwide for a wide range of public and private sector companies, including developers, minerals operators, landowners, utility companies, architects, and local authorities.
In addition to our offices in Coventry and Ashbourne, Middlemarch has staff permanently based at these locations serving projects throughout the UK.
Middlemarch Environmental have extensive experience of providing cost-effective ecological solutions for all aspects of your project, ranging from initial survey work to support a planning application, to the design and on-site delivery of mitigation. Our range of services includes:
- Preliminary ecological appraisal
- Ecological impact assessments
- BREEAM/Home Quality Mark (HQM) assessments
- Tree surveys and assessments
- GIS mapping and analysis
- Habitat design and creation
- Biodiversity services
Middlemarch was set up in 1989 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, which is itself part of The Wildlife Trusts, the largest voluntary organisation in the UK concerned with all aspects of nature conservation and the environment. Our vision is taken from the classic novel ‘Middlemarch’ written by George Eliot, published in 1872, from which the quote “to do good small work for Middlemarch and great work for the world” is taken. George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans on 22nd November 1819, at Arbury Farm in North Warwickshire – just over 5 miles away from our head office.
The company and/or our staff are members of the following organisations;
- Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
- Arboricultural Association
- Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
- Society for the Environment (SocEnv)
- British Ecological Society (BES)
- Society for Ecological Restoration
- Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI)
- Institute of Chartered Foresters
Our ecologists hold protected species licences in England, Wales and Scotland for European Protected Species including bats, dormice and great crested newts.
Health and Safety
The team at Middlemarch Environmental works to a very high standard of safety in the field. Middlemarch Environmental is accredited to OHSAS 18001 standard for occupational health and safety management systems, many of our field staff carry Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards to prove that they have the appropriate training and qualifications for their work on site. The company is also registered with
- Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) via both Worksafe Consultant and SafeContractor
- Constructionline Member
- Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS)
- Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB)
- Avetta (Aggregate Sector)
Middlemarch’s quality systems are accredited to ISO9001:2015, health and safety management system to OHSAS18001:2007 and the company’s environmental management system is accredited to ISO14001:2015. These are run as an Integrated Management System supporting the business processes and to provide a structure for Continuous Improvement Activities.