Conservefor Ltd

Conservefor Ltd is an award winning rural conservation and recreation construction contractor involved in all aspects of habitat management, from peatland restoration to wetland creation. The company has been at the cutting edge of peatland restoration for over a decade, creating award winning habitats and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for clients, including wind farms and renewable energy projects. Hyndburn Wind Farm was winner of the North West Construction award for Sustainability. Conservefor was established in 2012. We have a broad wealth of knowledge and experience working in nature conservation projects, access and restoration. We offer a full project package from the initial conception to completion.

The Team

Conservefor Limited is led by Managing Director, Gareth Evans who has over 30 years experience working within countryside management. Gareth started his career in the industry in 1991 at the Yorkshire Dales National Park working on the 3 Peaks Project restoring severely damaged footpaths across peat bogs. This project was the first peatland restoration project in the United Kingdom. Gareth has been at the helm of Conservefor for over 12 years and has built up an experienced team of qualified individuals with expertise working on peatland restoration, access and recreational projects. The company has developed cutting edge methods of working to ensure that restoration and conservation work is completed professionally, sensitively and successfully. Our ethos is to offer best practice and best value – always.

Our friendly team are highly motivated and committed to employing the best operatives. We invest in full training for all of our staff which includes placements on upland & moorland restoration projects and mountain bike, pump track and skills area projects. At the end of each project we review and appraise our work objectively to ensure continued improvements.

To help support the company and continual improvement on quality, safety and protecting the environment we have achieved the following accreditation.

  • ISO 14001 Environment British Assessment Bureau
  • ISO 45001:2018 British Assessment Bureau
  • Construction Line Gold
  • Acclaim Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSiP) – Construction Line
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)  – Membership No. M401717527
  • Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) – Membership No. 626

Clients

We work for both public and private sector organisations on projects including Wind Farms and Solar PVT Construction.

Public sector clients include:-

Natural England, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Moors for the Future, Forestry England/Scotland, Yorkshire Peat Partnership, Pennine PeatLIFE and many more.

Private sector clients include:-

Capita Infrastructure, Pick Everard, Energie Kontor, A E Yates Ltd, DONG Energy, WSP,  Fortem, Ridge Carbon Capture, and many more.

Projects

We have successfully completed hundreds of habitat restoration projects, minor civils projects and have constructed hundreds of miles of new and maintained existing multiuser access/MTB routes and pump tracks across the UK.

We specialise working on nationally (NNR, BHS) and internationally designated sites (SSSI, SAC and SPA) ensuring all projects are completed on time, within budget and exceeding the clients expectation. We operate both nationally and within the Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Northern regions of the UK (including Southern Scotland). Our regional focus brings about a localised understanding and commitment to the unique characteristics of these areas.

Award Winning

Hyndburn Wind Farm was the Regional North West winner for sustainability in the Constructing Excellence Awards. It went on to be highly commended at the National Finals. The Project team demonstrated that true sustainability (not just promises) must evidence the success and benefits through monitoring. The initial project was a 12 turbine wind farm, developed on Oswaldtwistle Moor, Lancashire. The habitat restoration enhancement work carried out by Conservefor achieved some amazing results and the site has become a template for developing energy infrastructure on remote sites in the UK.