John Baron is promoted to Geo-Environmental Associate

John Baron joined Patrick Parsons in 2016 as an Engineer and has successfully worked his way up to Associate. In this interview John takes a look at his career to…

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Patrick Parsons staff raise over £2,000 for suicide prevention charity

On the 30th October a number of our team took part in the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Lost Hours Walk. Campaign Against Living Miserably is the leading suicide prevention…

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Graduate Programme

Make a legacy, not a living As experts in our field, Patrick Parsons offers the ideal starting point for your career. We actively develop pioneering, passionate, creative and motivated engineers…

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Sustainable Management of Foul Water

As a follow on from the conclusions of previous articles, sustainable drainage systems for surface water are moving in the right direction for the environment. The management of foul water,…

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National Planning Framework

National Planning Policy Framework July 2021 Update

Since its introduction in 2012,  the National Planning Policy Framework has undergone regular changes  in the intervening years, with the most recent update being published last month in July 2021….

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National Building & Construction Awards Nomination

We’re pleased to share that Patrick Parsons has been named as finalists at this year’s National Building & Construction Awards.  Our teams have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to…

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Water Neutrality for Sustainable Developments

Conservation professionals and sustainability technologists have been discussing carbon neutrality for a while. Now the use of water is increasingly becoming an important environmental issue, in terms of quality and quantity available…

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Nutrient Neutrality and Sustainable Drainage for New Developments

Designated sites in England and Wales are protected under the Water Framework Directive Regulations (2017) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017). This means that all developments in…

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Incorporating Pillars of Sustainability in sites

The philosophy to implementing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on a proposed development has four key pillars to it, these are water quality, water quantity, amenity, and biodiversity. Water quantity is…

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Microplastics and Sustainable Drainage Design

Plastic pollution is an environmental topic that is getting increased coverage and is emerging on the public, scientific, and political agenda. While plastic pollution is often highly visible, with a gratifying…

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Carbon Reduction Through Sustainable Drainage Systems

On the 4th of December 2020, the Prime Minister announced ambitious new emissions target setting the UK on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. This new plan aims…

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Stem ambassador

What does it mean to be a STEM Ambassador?

What is a STEM ambassador? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths; being an ambassador means representing, in my case, engineering as a potential career opportunity. A key part of…

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