New HQ for Midlands environmental consultancy on back of growing demand 

Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants

New work and new clients has seen environmental consultancy Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants move into larger premises.

Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants provide topographical surveys, tree and ecology advice, working on a wide range of projects for clients including developers, architects, planners, local authorities and landowners, nationwide.

Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants founder Peter Wharton said: “We are working on some large scale developments across the UK. It’s about care for the existing landscape that we live in and improving them with well planned and implemented design which integrate tree and ecological benefits. There has been a major change in attitude over recent years and people want to be a part of the countryside.

“We are helping produce developments that will produce benefits for our children and grandchildren. It’s very much the attitude the Victorians had, of building for the future.

“It is why we are involved with HS2. It’s been a controversial project, with the impact on ancient woodland, but by being engaged with the developers we can make sure things are done in the best way, with care for the environment.”

Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants has seen annual growth of 20 per cent over the past four years, which led it to look for new premises to cater for its 10-strong team as it outgrew its former home at Minerva Mill in Alcester.

Through property consultants John Truslove, Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants has now taken 1,035 sq ft of office space at Old Vicarage, Alcester Road in Coughton, near Alcester, on a five year term.