Stockley Business Park is located on the outskirts of west London in the London Borough of Hillingdon and is one of Europe's most successful business parks. The park (phases 1 and 2) currently employs around 7,000 people.
Almost 30 years after our first involvement, we provided an environmental impact assessment and other services in support of a planning application for the third and final phase. The scheme comprises offices, hotel use and a data centre and will integrate extensive areas of landscaping and propose innovative measures to promote biodiversity including a gateway sculpture that would also function as a bat roost.
Focused environmental assessment
Prior to commencing the environmental impact assessment, we prepared an environmental scoping report which was submitted to the London Borough of Hillingdon. Through the scoping process, topics were identified that did not require assessment, thereby enabling a much more focused and cost effective assessment to be produced. The areas that were scoped into the assessment were air quality, ecology, landscape and visual, noise and vibration, socio-economics and water resources.
The planning application was submitted in summer 2009, and has since received outline consent.
The project encompasses the design, construction and operation of a business park to complete the phased development of Stockley Park. The business park will contain commercial office buildings, a 3/4 star hotel, data centre, shops and other amenities.
We project managed the environmental impact assessment and undertaking assessments for air quality, ecology, landscape, noise, socio-economics and water.
We also offered design input to achieve the optimum environmental performance and enhancing the commercial appeal of the scheme.
Additionally, the team provided the following services: landscape masterplan, energy strategy, flood risk assessment and a transport assessment.