We are a planning, environmental and engineering consultancy with offices in the United Kingdom (York, Glasgow and Edinburgh) and South Africa (Cape Town).
Our expert team of consultants offers specialist services to a range of sectors including: minerals and waste, road and rail infrastructure, renewable energy, water and energy infrastructure. We always apply best practice, specialising in high profile, sensitive planning applications. Our industry respected teams have been responsible for gaining numerous planning consents for our clients.
Whether a project is at the early stages of inception, progressing through the consenting process, under construction or in the operational phase, we offer clients the advantage of having a single supplier for a range of integrated services.
Our services include: Planning, Ecology, Engineering, Noise & Air Quality, GIS & Visualisation, Hydrology & Flood Risk, Cultural Heritage & Archaeology, Traffic and Transport, Landscape Architecture.
Director, Bolsterstone Wind Power
We have worked with other Environmental Consultants, but prefer the clear unambiguous way in which the Environmental Statement is prepared by Arcus as this makes a difficult subject easier to read by those not involved in the industry. The prices which Arcus offer are on a par with the industry and the service is first rate.
Offshore Development Director, Mainstream Renewables
The team were consistently impressed with Arcus’ attention to detail, quality, performance and price. Arcus has the right mix of experienced professionals and competent junior staff, all who were committed to achieving our high expectations. I would also note that the management team were quick to respond when issues arose with projects, and the relationship between my team and Arcus’ staff remained strong.
I consider the Arcus EIA chapters to be of a very high standard overall. The Arcus documents are coming across at the top end of the range of what I see so well done. I have very few comments to make. Certainly, in terms of passing the test for whether these chapters satisfy the EIA Regulations, I have no hesitation in saying they do.
Project Manager, Kelda Water Services
Kelda Water Services (KWS) - with support from Arcus - is developing a range of renewable energy technologies including wind, solar, anaerobic digestion, combined heat and power and hydro. KWS has an excellent working relationship with Arcus, lasting almost 4 years. Their attention to detail and clear presentation of information allows the complex nature of Environmental Impact Assessments to be readily understood. Arcus’ work is always of a high standard and delivered within agreed timescales and budgets. I would not hesitate to recommend them in any capacity.
Director, Temporis Wind Energy Developments
Efficient, flexible, hard-working, trustworthy and enjoyable to work with are all characteristics of the Company and their employees, and this has allowed us to develop our own business quickly with their help. We have the highest opinion of this business and have no issue with recommending them to any third party who is looking to contract for their services.
Director, Enel Viento
Enel Viento has worked with Arcus for 8 years, with great success. Arcus staff care about our projects and they advise solutions where needed. The company is small enough for their work to be personal to them, and large enough to provide all the required services we have needed from feasibility to construction through a single point of contact. I have enjoyed working with them, and would recommend them to other developers.
Director, Blue Energy
I've worked with Michael on a number of projects over the past ten years or so. He knows his subject area inside out and back to front, and has answered questions off the top of his head which other consultants had been pondering for days. He is very easy to get on with, personable and friendly, and in all my experience working with him, has never missed a deadline. I would recommend him very highly.