Southdowns & RWDI

We are excited to announce that Southdowns Environmental Consultants have joined RWDI.  RWDI is a world leader in global climate engineering and environmental consulting and has worked on some of the most iconic and defining projects globally for over 50 years. Click here to learn how Southdowns’ clients will benefit from our expanded strength and […]

HSE crack down on construction dust

Regularly breathing in construction dust can cause serious diseases including lung cancer, occupational asthma and silicosis. These diseases can cause permanent disabilities and death, with HSE stating recently that more than 3,500 builders die each year from cancers related to their work and thousands more cases of ill-health and lost working days. The H&SE has […]

GOV.UK Update: Air Pollution and COVID-19 mortality rates in England

HMG has recently published on its website the results of an investigation into any potential correlation between common air pollutants and COVID-19 related mortality. Extracts from the findings of this investigation which can be found on government weblink are summarized below. Some studies have suggested that long-term exposure to poor air quality is associated with […]

Southdowns Business Continuity Plan: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following current Government advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives our employees are working from home under a remote working policy as detailed below. Travel to, and attendance at, work is only permitted where it is not possible to do this from home. Our Commitment Our primary consideration is staff wellbeing […]

Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Southdowns Environmental Consultants Ltd. The office will be closed as of 1pm on Christmas Eve, and will re-open on Thursday the 2nd of January at 09.00am. For any urgent enquiries please contact the following email address, and we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to […]

UK Rail Minister Visits Southdowns Stand at Railtex 2019

Following his Key Note speech at Railtex 2019 today, Andrew Jones MP the Parliamentary Under Secretary Secretary of State for Transport spoke to Director Rick Methold at the Southdowns stand today. He was interested to hear about Southdowns’ work on major UK rail infrastructure and the available options for retrofitting and conditioning track systems to […]

Hit the Downs 2019

Around 480 participants took to the South Downs on Sunday 12th May for the annual ‘Hit the Downs’ mountain bike challenge ride to raise funds for the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. Director, Rick Methold took part and completed the 60km route in 3hrs and 35 minutes, raising £525 for the trust in the process. […]

Hit the Downs Fundraiser – PLEASE DONATE

Southdowns Director, Rick Methold will be taking on the mighty 60km off-road ‘Hit the Downs’ mountain bike challenge on 12th May to raise crucial funds required for the ongoing operation of the Chestnut Tree House hospice in Sussex. All donations go to the Hospice. The challenge is one of the biggest fundraising events organised by […]

First Air Quality Plan approved for Nottingham, with others in close pursuit.

Following a £3.5 billion investment into the government’s plan to tackle harmful emissions from road transport across the country, Nottingham City Council’s hard work has paid off and can proudly announce that they are the first local authority to have their air quality plan approved by the government. The Nottingham air quality plan seeks to […]

Defra Warns Councils on Progress of Air Quality Plans

In a bid to improve air quality across the UK, letters have been sent from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to some City Councils outlining concerns at the progress of plans to improve air quality in certain areas. Ministerial Directions were sent previously to councils requesting that by 15th September […]


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