SPEAKERS // Mike Armitage and Phillip Thompson of REC (Resource & Environmental Consultants Ltd.)Mike Armitage will first explain protected species and mitigation measures in architectural design and scheme development including the regulations, survey types and timings, and the potential for biodiversity enhancement. Phil Thompson will then explain how land quality (contaminated land and geotechnics) is assessed and what architects need to consider in their scheme design. In both instances, relevant case studies will be used.
Mike Armitage is Head of Ecology at REC Ltd providing high quality ecological services for planning and development across the UK. He is an experienced, professional ecologist in the field of environmental consultancy and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and a Chartered Environmentalist. Over the last 15 years, he has been responsible for the development and management of the ecology business in multi-disciplinary environmental consultancies, responsible for team leadership and strategy, business development, stakeholder engagement and technical ecology work.
Philip has worked in the industry for 10 years, the first 4 of which was spent working on landfill engineering contracts across Scotland. He moved to REC to specifically work within the geo-environmental sector, working as part of team covering Scotland and Northern England. Philip now leads the Scottish geo-environmental team, covering a wide range of projects for both private and public sector clients with a specific focus on REC’s Local Authority Framework Contracts portfolio.