Specialist in the consultation, design, delivery, monitoring of ecological & environmental solutions

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We're FiveRivers.

FiveRivers is a leading industry specialist in the consultation, design, delivery and monitoring of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years’ working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a specific passion for rivers and wetlands.

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It’s in our nature.
Environmental monitoring services


Backed by science.

Environmental monitoring is critical in measuring the effectiveness of habitat management, to support an Environmental Impact Assessment, or to evaluate the performance of a restoration scheme. We’re here to ensure that your project will be a success, no matter the scale or the cost.

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It’s in our nature.
Design and consultancy services


From initial surveys to detailed drawings.

We provide a full suite of river restoration and habitat improvement design services from concept through to delivery. The plans we create are bespoke, designed to be sympathetic to the onsite conditions and will always look to utilise site won materials wherever possible.

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It’s in our nature.
Always Delivering Innovative Solutions


Always delivering innovative solutions.

We’re best known for the exemplary works carried out in and around aquatic ecosystems, including ecological mitigation. Our delivery expertise are applied across a multitude of projects and are designed to alleviate any harm which could come to the unique habitats and ecosystems found within the UK.

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It’s in our nature.
Consultancy services


Working together with you.

Our consultancy team consists of geomorphologists, ecologists, engineers and hydraulic modellers, all of whom play a vital role in ensuring that we only ever deliver sustainable solutions to meet your expectations.

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It’s in our nature.

Our services

Doing what we do best.

Ecological Design

Our design and consultancy team consists of geomorphologists, ecologists, engineers and hydraulic modellers.

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Ecological mitigation

FiveRivers are specialists in ecological mitigation services ranging from habitat creation to species translocation.

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Ecological surveys

Provision of honest, accurate and efficient data in order to identify any challenges preventing project success.

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Members of the Five Rivers team during environmental monitoring

Delivering reassurance your project or development is compliant to all environmental regulations.

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River & Wetland services

Our knowledgeable and experienced team will ensure projects are delivered on schedule and budget.

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A specialist of choice.

FiveRivers delivers customer reassurance by meeting the most demanding industry accreditations and certificates of competetence for safety, management, and delivery.

ISO Cert No. 7071

Latest news

On the grapevine.

22nd June 2022

National Insect Week – What are freshwater macroinvertebrates? How do we survey them and what good looks like.

11th May 2022

Over the last year we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 38%, this is largely attributed to the use of HVO fuel in all our plant machinery. Our targets for over the next five years are to reduce our emissions by 60% (576 tons).

26th April 2022

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Medium Consultancy of the Year in the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) awards.

1st March 2022

It’s world book day on Thursday, to celebrate we’ve asked the FiveRivers team to share books that have inspired them over the last year.  What books have inspired you?

8th February 2022

FiveRivers worked closely with Atkins and JCTR Ltd. to deliver this ambitious habitat restoration scheme for Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).

20th December 2021

With the new year fast approaching I wanted to take a moment of reflection, to look back over 2021 and celebrate our successes. All of which would not be possible without our FiveRivers team, our valued supply-chain, and amazing clients.

14th December 2021

We are recharging. We will be closed on Christmas Day through to January. We reopen on Tuesday 4th January.

Anglian Water AMP7 River Restoration Framework Success
30th November 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that FiveRivers, in partnership with Mott MacDonald and the Rivers Trusts, has secured a place as a key supplier on Anglian Waters AMP7 River Restoration Framework – a framework focusing on river habitat improvement elements of their Water Industry National Environment Program (WINEP). 

Rivers & Biodiversity Net Gain
29th November 2021

FiveRivers are perfectly placed to survey, design and build the required net gain for developers relating to rivers. An exciting opportunity for biodiversity and FiveRivers!

Green Jumper Day at Five Rivers – initiative to reduce carbon footprint & build a sustainable future
26th November 2021

Our employee led focus group, The Peat Boggers, promote education within FiveRivers, by hosting internal Lunch and Learn sessions on the company’s sustainability strategy, targets to achieve by 2025 and how we can make a difference.

Case studies

Fish surveys across the North East England

North East England
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Case studies

Blandford Ditch Naturalisation

Forge Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire
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River Restoration on River Nar

Castle Acre, Norfolk
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Lower Crane River Restoration

Craneford Way, Twickenham, TW2 7SQ
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River Kennet Restoration

Ramsbury, Marlborough
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