Stantec expands in the UK acquiring ESI
The firm is one of the UK’s leading independent scientific environmental consulting firms with capabilities in groundwater, land, and sustainable development.
Stantec has acquired ESI Consulting (ESI) of Shrewsbury, England, expanding the firm’s environmental consulting capabilities within the UK.
With over 50 employees, ESI has three offices in England and Wales, including Shrewsbury, Reading, and Cardiff. With more than 20 years in the marketplace, ESI is one of the UK’s leading independent scientific environmental consulting firms with capabilities in groundwater, land, and sustainable development.
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Supporting a diverse spectrum of clients in the private and public sector, the firm maintains a consistent portfolio of projects in the water resources, transport and infrastructure, minerals and waste, and property industries. Among the firm’s notable projects include the development of a sophisticated groundwater model to assess effects on groundwater of Sirius Minerals’ Woodsmith Potash Mine, near Whitby, in the North York Moors National Park, plus support to gain planning approval.
Additionally, as part of the £1.5bn Highways England project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, ESI developed a groundwater flow model of the shallow groundwater system to assess the effect on key receptors of dewatering using the proposed borrow pit and recharge lagoon system. The firm is also leading an alliance of expert teams to manage water resources, hydrology, and hydrogeology projects for Severn Trent Water Limited’s Framework for AMP6 Asset Management Plans.
In all, Stantec currently has more than 2,400 team members based across the UK.