CampbellReith is an independent multidisciplinary engineering practice, providing structural, civil, geotechnical, land quality, environmental and transportation services from five UK offices and overseas.
Established in 1960, the practice works across a broad range of sectors including health, education and residential – high rise residential and student accommodation. We work with commercial buildings such as offices, hotels, sports and leisure and we lead on large infrastructure and regeneration projects.
At CampbellReith the promotion of a responsible attitude towards the environment is central to the development of all our engineering solutions. The practice is committed to achieving the UK Government’s sustainable construction objectives with our aim being to consider all projects beyond ‘traditional constraints’. This enables appropriate consideration to be given to the environmental, social and economic impact of each project with which we are involved.
A specialist in-house team, comprising representatives from each of our disciplines, actively promotes sustainability in the built environment and provides support and encouragement to our engineers and scientists. This approach provides our staff with the knowledge and confidence to consider alternative and innovative solutions at all project stages.
“Whilst the notion of more sustainable development and safeguarding natural capital has been central to our work as a practice for many years, we are keen to make the very most of the opportunities that we have to support a natural capital approach.
The potential for embracing the natural capital approach more fully within our project work, particularly with respect to our infrastructure and ground conditions disciplines, was emphasised by a presentation given to the IES by Professor Kathy Willis in 2018 that highlighted the potential direction of travel for policy to put meaningful values on preservation of natural capital and ecosystem services.
“We see membership of Green Halo as a way to improve the knowledge base within our practice, to be able to share relevant case studies from our project work and to be able to contribute towards the shared objectives beyond the specific scope of our professional project work.
“The ability to influence a change in approach for developer or landowner clients can be aided by reference to comparable practical examples and we envisage that the shared knowledge base within Green Halo would be very beneficial in achieving positive outcomes in this respect within our project work.”
– David Smith, Partner