North Office

North Office

Omnia’s North Office

We are pleased to announce the opening of a third UK office, based in  Preston, Lancashire   

The natural progression for us is to expand regionally throughout the country and, having looked around, we really focused in on the North West. We settled on Preston and it’s hugely exciting. It opens up a whole new market for us and it really draws on our skillset across the board. There’s a huge amount of industrial heritage and brownfield regeneration, with an awful lot of investment going into the region. There are some great skillsets and some great people up there, so we’re excited about stepping up into the North West and bringing our unique offering of multi-disciplinary consultancy to the region.

– Lee McDonald, Managing Director

Omnia has grown significantly, from one office in the South, to opening a Midlands office in 2019, and now to opening a third office in 2022. Last year saw the team more than double in size, with a surge in recruitment across our different service lines. Our growth of workforce has enabled us to carry out more projects than ever before, including an increased demand for work in the North West. A third office felt like a natural progression for Omnia and the base in the North West will help us better serve the whole of the UK.

Our Director, Tim, has relocated from the South and will be overseeing the expansion and the operations  in the region. Tim has been with Omnia since our beginning and is now keen to progress our expansion to the North.

The North West is a key growth area of the country, with Preston considered to be the ideal location for accessing the main urban areas of the region including Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester and across into east Lancashire. Our core service offering are tailored to fit into the progression of a scheme from due diligence and throughout the planning process, and I’m sure this will allow us to increase our work with developers in the region, achieving the high level of recommendations and quality reputation we have elsewhere in the country.

– Tim Mitchell, Director

Acoustic Consultant

There is an increasing number of high-profile projects in the North West region, and we want to have a base within close proximity to areas of regeneration. This applies to Preston, which is benefitting from the Government’s Towns Fund, making it a hub for regeneration and prominent projects.

 

Our base in Preston is ideal for accessing other major cites. With the M6 right on our doorstep, Manchester and Liverpool are only a short drive away and we have the ability to easily reach locations further North. With the addition of HS2, Preston will be just one hour20 minutes  from London, allowing good connections to both the North and the South.

Please get in touch with any queries about our new office: [email protected]

#ThisIsOmnia

#ThisIsOmnia

#ThisIsOmnia

We have recently launched a new campaign called #ThisIsOmnia as we thought that people ought to know more about who we are and what we do. We truly believe that our staff are our best asset, and we want to show the world how our dedicated employees work together to provide our five core services.

We have the in-house expertise to support our clients with Geo-Environmental, Geotechnical, Acoustics, Air Quality and Ecological services.

To elaborate a little on this, Omnia is a multi-disciplinary company and we want to show both our current and future clients how we bring together a range of disciplines to create a great package of services. To convey this, in an exciting and engaging way, we have created a corporate video to sum up our five core services, told by members of our team! This can be found here.

We are also very conscious of not being a ‘faceless business’ and are very proud of our team, so we thought why not show them off?

You might have seen our ‘Meet the Omnians’ series on LinkedIn (if not, take a look at our LinkedIn now!), where we have been introducing a member of our team, week-by-week. Through asking them the same five questions listed below, we have provided a chance to get to know each Omnian  in a little more detail. We have now curated our team members all in one place – our Meet the Omnians page. If you’re nosey like the rest of us, you’ll probably want to see who you could be working with so please do take a look.

 

Meet the Omnians Questions:

  1. Why do you enjoy working for Omnia?
  2. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
  3. Where’s your favourite place in the world?
  4. If you could be really good at one skill what would it be?
  5. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose?
Completed Project in Brighton

Completed Project in Brighton

Completed Project in Brighton

We love seeing completed projects!

Our work on this complex development in Brighton included intrusive ground investigation over three phases which you can read more about on our case study page.

Here are some before and after shots of the development. The first photo is during the construction phase, while Omnia were completing additional ground investigations, working in unison with the construction workers. Omnia were able to work closely with the local authority, maintaining clear correspondence to allow construction to progress whilst works were ongoing.

Brighton PMC

The second photo shows how the development looks now. We are proud to say that our work contributed to the construction of 59 residential apartments and 6 terraced family homes. It’s great to know that our work helps to house more people – especially living by the seaside in sunny Brighton!

We look forward to working on new projects like this in the future, investigating derelict brownfield sites ahead of regeneration into new homes.

Good News! Plan Approved!

Good News! Plan Approved!

Good News! Plan Approved!

Recently, we were delighted to see that the plan to develop the former Debenhams store in Southsea was approved by Portsmouth City Council.

Omnia provided environmental planning services for our client, which was required as part of the pre-planning assessment (read about the services we provided here).

We are pleased to share that the project will bring an empty high street store back to life. It will see the creation of 134 residential flats, a GP surgery, dental practice and commercial units.

We’re looking forward to continued involvement on this scheme and can’t wait to see the results of what promises to be a great project, benefitting the community.

ISO AUDIT

ISO AUDIT

ISO Audit

We are extremely proud to share the news of another successful pass following the annual surveillance audit of our ISO 9001/45001/14001 combined management system.

 It was a real team effort by everyone at Omnia in demonstrating to the UKAS accredited audit team that we continue to have all the correct systems and processes in place to enable us to continually provide the best service possible to all our clients.

We feel particularly pleased to have demonstrated continual conformance to the ISO standards during the lockdown and furlough periods, meaning that the commitment to our clients has remained unaffected and our absolute priority.

Our Quality, Health & Safety and Environment systems were scrutinised during the 3-day audit returning no significant shortfalls in meeting the ISO international standards.

Tim Mitchell, Director –

Our thanks go out to the whole team who have shown a proactive attitude to our quality system, building on the standards achieved at our 2019 accreditation.  Omnia’s ISO accreditation continue to show our ongoing commitment to build on our reputation as an outstanding Multi-disciplinary Consultancy.

RISQS Verified

RISQS Verified

We have been successfully verified on the rail railway industry supplier scheme (RISQS) for several product codes enabling us to be a supplier to the rail industry. RISQS helps supplier sell into the GB rail industry and by being verified Omnia are formally recognised as capable providers of products and services scope of works Network Rail and Durham County Council were proposing to construct a new station at Horden in Durham to assist with the progression of this scheme in terms of design and planning a range of geo-environmental services were required in order to provide information on potential contamination associated with the historic and current usage of the site area. Works included a phase 1 desk top study, with subsequent intrusive ground investigation works and interpretive reporting to assess any potential impact from contamination in soils that may be on site.  The ground investigation was undertaken by bridgeway consulting ltd on behalf of the Network Rail Building and Civils Design Team and Omnia were appointed as environmental consultants. The ground investigation was undertaken by Bridgeway Consulting Ltd on behalf of the network Rail Building and Civils Design Team and Omnia were appointed as the Environmental Consultants. Works included desk top study reporting on the site supervision, sampling, laboratory testing, monitoring and interpretative reporting.