Atmos Consulting

Atmos Consulting

Atmos Consulting is a leading environmental consultancy.Our diverse and experienced team of over 45 multi-disciplinary consultants includes EIA consultants, project managers, ecologists, ornithologists, noise consultants, planners, hydrologists and GIS technicians. Together we provide expert technical, environmental and planning support and advice to utilities, developers, industry, communities and the public sector throughout the entire project life-cycle from feasibility to implementation.

Company details

Rosebery House,9 Haymarket Terrace , Edinburgh , EH12 5EZ United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Environmental Planning
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

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As one of the leading UK consultancy companies, Atmos Consulting focuses on providing high quality, independent advice and support to organisations investing in renewable energy and sustainable development projects.

Our senior staff have an average of 17 years consultancy experience each and are acknowledged experts in their respective fields. We understand the complexities and risks associated with development, making us the natural choice to deliver commercially and environmentally sound projects efficiently and with minimum risk.  Whilst a key area of interest to us is the renewable energy sector, we apply all of our skills to a broad range of environmental projects.

Our track record speaks for itself

  • Above industry average planning success rate
  • Providing consultancy services to major UK utilities
  • More experience of community and industrial renewable energy projects than any other UK environmental consultancy
  • Expert witness at over 30 public inquiries

What you can expect from us

  • A responsive, informed, commercially pragmatic approach
  • Rigorous project management accredited to ISO 9001:2008
  • Objective advice which gives you confidence that legislative and statutory requirements are met
  • A focus on increasing the value of your investment while minimising risk

Why 'Atmos'?
Renewable energy resources, ecosystems and society are linked with the earth's climate at every level. Atmospheric conditions and climate change shape our company's activities - so it's only natural that our name reflects this.

For us, corporate responsibility is about minimising our impact on the environment, encouraging sustainable travel for our employees, and supporting the communities in which we work.

Minimising Environmental Impact
We have efficient recycling and waste management processes in operation across our business and provide our staff, where possible, with environmentally friendly resources to undertake their work.  We also strive to work with local suppliers and resources as far as possible.

Scotland Offices

Our Inverness office is located in the city centre providing access to sustainable travel options for staff and clients.

Our Edinburgh office is located centrally, next to Haymarket train station, providing the ability to travel sustainably. 95% of our Edinburgh consultancy staff travel to work via train, bus, bike or on foot.

Wales Office

Our award winning 850m2 timber clad office in Mold, North Wales, has been accredited under the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) as 'excellent'.

Key sustainable build design features:

  • Glue laminated timber frame, Forestry Stewardship Council certified
  • High level of insulation and air-tight construction
  • Green roof featuring sedum plants to enhance biodiversity
  • Sun pipes for natural lighting
  • Natural ventilation
  • Sustainable drainage system
  • Movement sensor operated lighting
  • Landscaped grounds with locally sourced trees and wild flowers, improving surrounding habitat's biodiversity

North England Office

Our office in County Durham is located in close proximity to the local railway station, encouraging sustainable travel.

We joined the Government's Cycle to Work scheme in order to promote healthier and more sustainable journeys to work. We also encourage business travel by train, bus or car share wherever possible.

In total, over a third of our consultancy staff currently cycle or walk to work!

Community Support

Support in the field

Atmos Consulting has donated the time of one of our experienced conservationists to educate field officers in countries such as Bhutan, South Africa and China to advise on the best methods of protecting endangered species such as Cranes, Giant Squirrels and Leaf-nosed bats.

Support in the local community

Scottish Highlands

As part of our commitment to the local area, and our passion for cycling, Atmos Consulting sponsors a range of cycle sportive events. The races take place in the north of Scotland and are some of the toughest and most challenging cycling series in the UK, testing competitors' stamina and physical determination to the extreme.

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North Wales

We recognise the need to educate the future generation and get them interested in their local environment.

We fully support Flintshire County Council's forward thinking approach to environmental management and are sponsoring their Washed Up On The Shore campaign which encourages youngsters to learn to recognise the key species of the local habitat.

We donated the time of our experienced ecologists to provide an assessment of protected species for an environmental walkway being built adjacent to our Mold office.

We have also made donations to the following worthy causes:

  • Wateraid
  • MS Therapy Centre Lothian
  • KORU Foundation - instead of sending paper christmas cards, we made a donation to KORU in return for e-card design.  Our donation has gone towards funding a 15kW hydro scheme in Mozambique which will provide power for 80 families in the rural community of Ndirie.

About Feed-in Tariffs

On April 1st 2010, the UK Government, underwrote the new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme to reward small and medium producers of renewable energy. The scheme has now been in operation for two years, the tariffs have been subject to review, but are set to continue.

This means that if you have a suitable site you can take advantage of the scheme by producing power which you can use to directly reduce your electricity bills.

You are paid a fixed generation tariff for everything you produce, and additionally any excess power you do not use can be sold back to the grid!

The generation amount you will be paid by the government differs depending on scale.  This revenue stream is guaranteed for the next 20 years.

Feed-in Tariffs - How We Can Help You

Atmos Consulting offers objective advice on medium to large scale wind and hydro feed-in tariff projects (50kW and over) through our tried and tested three part programme:

  1. Initial Desktop Feasibility Study
  2. Full feasibility study & site inspection
  3. Planning submission

Our highly skilled and experienced team are ideally placed to guide you through this process, ensuring you always receive the most objective and realistic advice enabling you to make the correct decisions on your project development.