In the era of Biodiversity Net Gain, high quality habitat creation and design is becoming increasingly important, both for development sites and non-development sites. Middlemarch’s expert habitat design and creation team are uniquely placed to provide creative solutions.

We work with a range of clients on large and small-scale habitat creation projects, including restoration projects, helping to deliver measurable biodiversity enhancements. We are also experienced in working with conservation organisations to design and deliver high quality, cost effective, biodiversity rich wildlife habitats on existing nature reserves, or as new nature reserve areas.

Habitat Creation Process

Middlemarch’s experience in all stages of habitat creation, restoration and enhancement projects has resulted in the development of our habitat creation process which we use to ensure that your project is sustainably designed to fulfil its biodiversity potential, both now and in the future.

This process begins with an initial feasibility study based on a detailed assessment of environmental conditions at the site, followed by a detailed design process by our habitat creation specialists (including acquiring necessary licences and permissions). We then manage the delivery of the habitat creation solution on site and undertake post development management and monitoring as required.

Habitat Design and Creation Services

Middlemarch Environmental provides cost-effective solutions for all aspects of habitat creation. We can manage the habitat creation project for you, including the development of earthworks and planting contracts and tendering and setting-out using our experienced ecological engineers. We are experienced in the design and management of habitat creation and restoration schemes involving the following:

  • Woodland, hedgerow and scrub habitats
  • Water and wetland habitats
  • Grassland and heathland habitats
  • Tree planting and woodland management
  • Pond and wetland management
  • Meadow and heathland management
  • Fencing, paths and gates
  • Access improvement works
  • Interpretation and education