The loss of biodiversity has become a critical issue at a global scale and in the UK species distribution and abundance (as reported in the 2019 National Biodiversity Network ‘State of Nature’ report) is assessed to be in drastic decline versus the 1970 baseline. At the same time, the value of nature to individuals, the economy and society is becoming more widely recognised.
As a Wildlife Trust Consultancy, making a positive contribution to nature recovery is core to our ethos at Middlemarch. Our team of expert biodiversity consultants works with our clients to help them achieve fantastic results for nature: in doing so we support the attainment of organisational sustainable development goals and ultimately contribute to the bottom line.
Our ecologists apply their expertise in diverse contexts and at a range of scales, from individual and multiple-unit residential developments to the largest landscape-scale infrastructure projects, rural estates and diverse multi-site property portfolios. We work to achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity on urban regeneration and garden village schemes, on mineral workings restoration and construction of new fixed assets such as sewage treatment, power generation and multi-modal logistics facilities.
We are experts in the design and delivery of habitat enhancement and biodiversity net gain to satisfy planning requirements. We start with baseline assessments then progress to options appraisals, feasibility studies, habitat design and, management planning including costing and implementation. We model different habitat scenarios to inform design and land management decisions, using a science-based approach to ecological engineering to optimise outcomes.