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Amec Foster Wheeler

Limited Company | www.amecfw.com

Gables House
Kenilworth Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 6JX

Telephone: 01926 439000
Fax: 01926 439010
Contact: Mr Clive Harridge

Other offices in: Edinburgh, London, Newbury, Newcastle upon Tyne, Shrewsbury

Email: clive.harridge@amecfw.com

Website: www.amecfw.com

Leamington Spa

Gables House
Kenilworth Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 6JX

Telephone: 01926 439000
Fax: 01926 439010
Contact: Mr Clive Harridge

Email: clive.harridge@amecfw.com


12th Floor
25 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5LQ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3215 1700
Fax: 0203 2151701
Contact: Mrs Caroline Searle

Email: caroline.searle@amecfw.com


Canon Court North
Abbey Lawn
Abbey Foregate

Telephone: 01743 342000
Fax: 01743 342010
Contact: Mr David Kenyon

Email: david.kenyon@amecfw.com

Newcastle upon Tyne

Partnership House
Regent Farm Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 272 6100
Fax: 0191 272 6592
Contact: Mr Neil Marlborough

Email: neil.marlborough@amecfw.com


Lomond House
Newbury Business Park
London Road
RG14 2PS

Telephone: 01635 275800
Contact: Mr Brian Hamilton

Email: brian.hamilton@amecfw.com


Doherty Innovation Centre
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan, Penicuik
EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 445 6115
Fax: 0131 445 6113
Contact: Miss Heidi Thorsdalen

Email: heidi.thorsdalen@amecfw.com

Mr Clive Harridge MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Caroline Searle MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Brian Hamilton MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Heidi Thorsdalen MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Neil Marlborough MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr David Kenyon MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Neil Hall MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Diversification, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Flood Risk Assessements, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Web & Graphic Design


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Health Assessments, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning, Transport Assessments


Advocacy, Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Development Management, Local Plan Making


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Change of Use, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Golf Courses, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      606
Total Professional Staff      544
Chartered Town Planners      30
Architects      2
Chartered Surveyors      3
Chartered & Professional Engineers      124
Landscape & Environment Professionals      93
Transport Professionals      12
Economic Development Professionals      1
Management Professionals      10
Overseas Offices      8
Turnover      48,719,000
Year Project Value      48,719,000
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2008
Legal Firms      Yes

Countries operated in: Africa

Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tunisia

Countries operated in: Asia

Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

Countries operated in: Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yugoslavia

Countries operated in: North America

Canada, Cuba, United States of America

Countries operated in: Oceania


Countries operated in: South America

Brazil, Chile, Peru

Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler is one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange where it is a FTSE 100 company with some 36,000 employees worldwide.

Our Environment & Infrastructure business forms part of one of the worlds largest environmental and engineering consultancies with 7,000 employees globally. We deliver environmental, engineering and related consultancy services to customers across the public and private sectors.

From 17 office locations around the UK, and our wider network within Amec Foster Wheeler, our people contribute across the business cycle from policy setting through strategy into implementation, development and operational effectiveness. With skills ranging from development planning and design through an array of environmental and engineering disciplines, we have a comprehensive service portfolio and applied experience in a wide range of markets. To discover more about us, our aspirations, our people and track record, visit www.amecfw.com.

Primary Services:

  • Contaminated Land
  • Renewable Power and Energy
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Risk & Safety Management
  • Development Planning
  • Sustainable place-making /Masterplanning
  • Environmental Impact Assessment & Appraisal
  • Transport
  • Environmental Management & Compliance
  • Waste Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Project Management Services
  • Water Management
  • Regeneration

Amec Foster Wheeler and development planning

Development planning, led by the principles of sustainable development, seeks to create high quality places and deliver infrastructure projects in a timely and efficient way. Whatever the nature of the task, having access to the right advice is critical to maximising efficiency and cost-effectiveness, whilst helping to minimise risk.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s award-winning planning consultancy team provides a full range of services to assist our clients in realising their needs and aspirations, from strategy development to project implementation. In an increasingly complex policy and regulatory environment, sound advice has never been so valuable.

Our development planning services and skills

Working with our clients Amec Foster Wheeler’s planning specialists provide expert advice and guidance, drawing on an extensive range of in-house professional skills. We provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary planning service covering:

  • Preparation of planning applications, including the preparation and management of technical supporting evidence including EIA, TAs, FRAs, etc
  • Negotiating S106 Agreements and conditions
  • Major infrastructure planning and consenting, including preparing applications to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC)
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Strategic land appraisal
  • Research and evidence-gathering including preparation and critical appraisal of Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments (SHLAAs) and Employment Land Studies
  • Preparing strategy documents and feasibility studies
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Sustainability appraisal
  • Urban design and masterplanning
  • Urban regeneration
  • Appeals, public inquiries and examinations in public

Amec Foster Wheeler offers a wide range of in-house skills covering allied services including: minerals and waste planning, engineering, climate change and energy, Environmental Impact Assessment, air, land and water quality, ecology, transport, archaeology, noise, and landscape design.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s clients and projects

Amec Foster Wheeler works with a wide range of clients across the UK and beyond, from public, private and voluntary sectors, at all scales from newly-formed businesses to multinationals. Clients include: the Crown Estate, BAA, Duchy of Lancaster, National Grid, Land Securities, O&H Properties, regional and national housbuilders (including Bloor Homes, David Wilson, Redrow and Westbury Homes), Severn Trent Water, Scottish Power and EDF Energy, a wide range of local authorities (including Birmingham City Council, Newcastle City Council, Wolverhampton City Council, Westminster BC, Greater London Authority) plus central government departments and agencies (such as CLG, Defra, DIO, DECC, HCA, MoD, ODA, Sport England).