Amec Foster Wheeler


AMEC is a business with a long and proud history of achievement, a UK success story with the balance-sheet strength of a blue-chip plc and a global reach. It has a turnover of some £4.2 billion as a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world’s oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. See to discover more.

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK delivers environmental and related consultancy services to customers across the public and private sectors. From 13 office locations around the UK, and our wider network within AMEC, 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.

Performance and aims

We operate a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008, an Environmental Management System under ISO 14001, and have been certified to the Occupational Health and Safety standard, OHSAS 18001. To allow us to measure our performance against agreed standards and procedures, we operate under a range of policies which guide everything we do.

Performance and aims

Defence Sector

AMEC experience and capabilities in the UK Defence Sector are founded on some 20 years of working in partnership with the UK MOD, providing estate advice both within the UK and overseas.

Additional to our UK based staff, we are able to draw upon expertise gained through AMEC's world wide services to the US Department of Defense.

Spanning both the built and rural military estate, our specialists in defence estate management and development have built an enviable track record in the provision of advice to all three military services and to their estate and procurement agenciOur key services to the UK Defence Sector include:

  • Project management
  • Technical advice in support of procurement and contracts
  • Assessment and option studies
  • Environmental services
  • Town and country planning services
  • Health and safety advice and training
  • Engineering and facilities management advice
  • Building / infrastructure design advice and evaluation

Our clients include:

  • Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  • Defence Equipment & Support
  • British Army
  • Royal Airforce
  • Royal Navy

Central government & agencies

European Commission directives such as the Water Framework, Landfill and Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directives continue to drive environmental policy developments in the UK. Legislation, policy and strategy will continue to develop in areas such as sustainable development, climate change, renewable energy, land use planning, environmental impact assessment, contaminated land, noise, water quality, environmental management, air quality, resource efficiency and flood management.

We work with government departments and agencies, and at European Commission level, to assist with policy analysis and formulation (including research), technical support and identification, and dissemination of best practice.

Our customers

AMEC has worked alongside many government bodies and agencies. Our experience and knowledge has been built up through working with clients such as:

Environment Agency

Natural England


Health & Safety Executive

European Commission

National Health Service

Scottish Executive

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Central government & agencies


The property sector is undergoing major changes as it continues to restructure and refocus in response to the changing economic environment. Development sites are now subject to long-term, strategic thinking as land owners maximise the value of their assets. The industry is also adapting to green operating practices both at corporate and project level due to increased environmental best practice requirements.

We understand the fundamental trends affecting property clients: the need for practical applications of sustainable development, the importance of good strategic thinking on planning and environmental issues, and the increasingly regulated and complex environment.

Our property services cover three areas:

Project support: getting consents, design, and construction management

Portfolio support: assisting environmental performance and the sustainable use of assets

Corporate support: policy and management advice and assistance with re-structuring and deals.

We work with a wide range and size of organisations, helping them to deliver rapid progress in operational improvements and new projects to meet challenging standards and programmes.

Through careful recruitment and training we offer a breadth and depth of expertise capable of handling complex multidisciplinary projects. We make every effort to understand the way our clients want us to work, using our ability to react quickly with clear, effectively communicated advice as part of a project team including the client and non-technical advisors if required.

Our customers

We advise a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors including landed estates, investment trusts, volume house builders, commercial developers and land providers. Our customers benefit from a full range of technical and environmental management consultancy services, provided with an appropriately commercial and progressive approach. They include:

Banks Developments

Bellway Homes

Bloor Homes

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Ecosse Regeneration

Harrow Estates

Harworth Estates

Kennet Properties

Land Securities

National Grid Property

Northern Trust

Redrow Homes


The Crown Estate

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