ENDS Directory

The complete guide to environmental consultants and service providers

ESI Consulting

ESI is one of the UK’s leading independent scientific environmental consultancies specialising in water, land and sustainable development. At the forefront of applied groundwater, geotechnical and land contamination analysis and science, we offer a unique combination of technical and project management expertise, to the highest professional standards.

Featured services

Brownfield regeneration/remediation

ESI provides a broad range of land quality assessments covering geoenvironmental issues from contaminated land to geotechnical investigations.All of ESI’s land assessments have been designed to arrive at conclusions clearly presented in easy to read but factual reports prepared to answer the questions required by the local authority, regulator or architect and civil engineer.

Contaminated land

ESI undertakes both simple assessments for small developments and complex intrusive investigations for large developments. With a team of over 35 geoenvironmental consultants ESI is the the right consultancy to support your environmental needs. Whatever your project ESI can provide solutions quickly often offering innovative solutions that might save time and money.

Due diligence/auditing

Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) is an increasingly important part of the corporate due diligence process. Environmental liabilities can be large and hidden, and there are many examples of purchasers and funders being hit with unforeseen costs. Unrecognised liabilities relating to land or water contamination, or impending permitting requirements, can cost purchasers and lenders dear and, in a worst-case scenario, they can result in criminal penalties for directors.

Ecology/land management

Traditionally, water resource assessments for groundwater abstraction have focused on the impacts at a relatively large or catchment scale. However, ecological concerns are often very local and site specific. Assessments therefore need to combine the broad, catchment-scale approach with a more detailed local understanding. ESI’s combination of strong technical skills with a detailed experience of local scale processes is essential to resolving these issues.

Energy/climate change

Ground source energy can be a cost effective and low carbon solution for a building’s energy requirement, providing both heating and cooling needs. It can be installed at most locations within the UK but not all. The scale of scheme that can be deployed at a given site will depend upon the site area available and the thermal and hydrogeological properties of the ground beneath the site.

Active services

Services/specialisms by percentage of recent turnover
Brownfield regeneration/remediation8
Chemicals emergency response1
Contaminated land8
Due diligence/auditing2
Ecology/land management2
Energy/climate change3
Environmental fate & degradation2
Environmental law/compliance3
Environmental management systems (EMS)2
Environmental risk assessment5
Environmental testing/analysis3
Environmental/sustainability strategy3
Expert evidence/witness2
Geotechnical investigation7
Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)3
Landfill services4
Nuclear services1