Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

EIA is a legal requirement for development that may have a significant effect on the environment. It also offers an opportunity to maximise the environmental and social outcomes of projects, helping create attractive and sustainable places to live, work and play.

Waterman is a market-leader in EIA and environmental planning support and has held the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s EIA Quality Mark since its inception in 2009.

We offer a bespoke, commercially-minded approach to projects, advising at all stages from feasibility and planning through to design and implementation. Our focus is on early engagement with relevant stakeholders and providing proportionate, yet robust assessments to facilitate timely planning decisions on schemes that are cost-effective and deliverable.

Waterman can provide most technical services in-house, which gives us greater control over the timing and quality of studies within the Environmental Statement. This engagement means our EIA coordinators are aware of the latest issues across the broad spectrum of disciplines. Clients benefit from consistent advice from pre-planning through to project completion and monitoring. We have strong relationships with ‘best in class’ niche specialists which allows our clients to make a single appointment for all environmental/engineering services.

Operating from London, Redhill, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, our EIA team has helped clients successfully deliver high-profile estate regeneration projects, mixed-use urban developments, strategic land schemes, tall buildings, industrial & logistics facilities and port upgrades across the UK.

Our project portfolio includes; Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal, Battersea Power Station, Victoria Gate Leeds, Edinburgh St James, Brent Cross Cricklewood, Aberdeen Harbour Extension, Elephant & Castle, Heygate Masterplan, Stag Brewery, Three Elms Hereford, Old Oak Park, and Canada Water.

Our Projects

  • St James Quarter

    Waterman coordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for the development of the St James Quarter in Edinburgh.

  • Liverpool Cruise Terminal

    Liverpool City Council is seeking outline planning permission for a new cruise terminal located at the former Princes Jetty, close to the ‘Three Graces’ at Pier Head.

  • Elephant & Castle

    Waterman worked with Lend Lease to put forward planning applications to develop three areas of the £3 billion Elephant & Castle regeneration project.

  • Battersea Power Station

    Battersea Power Station is a residential led mixed-use redevelopment on a 39-acre site which includes the Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station.