Welcome to MS Environmental, the home of cutting edge technical photography, camera location surveying, 3D modelling, visualisations, AVRs, photo-realistic photomontages and geospatial analysis.
We are the choice of strategic infrastructure developers throughout the UK and overseas. Projects supported include Oxford University Science Park, White Rose Carbon Capture, Durham University Mount Oswald Halls of Residence, large-scale tower blocks in London, Manchester and Malta, Wind Farm schemes across Scotand and the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen.
We constantly produce visualisations for cross-examination for Public Inquiries and Planning Hearings, working with developers, the National Trust and local authorities. Our founder, Mike Spence, was involved in updating the Landscape Institute’s ‘TGN 06/19’ and supported SNH research for their ‘Visual Representation of Windfarms Guidance’. Mike has been undertaking independent research into wind turbine aviation lighting which is also being used at Public Inquiry.
Mike presented Expert Witness evidence at major Public Inquiries including the Chiswick Curve, a 2018 tower block development in West London affecting the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the West Cumbria Mine, affecting local landscape character and of COP26 international interest. He continues to provide an independent source of technical solutions for everything to do with photography, accuracy and complete transparency.
MS Environmental specialises in technical photography, GNSS surveying (RTK enabled), 3D modelling, visualisations, AVRs, Verified Photomontages and geospatial analysis services. Our expertise aids landscape architects, architects, planners and other professionals working in environmental impact assessment, development planning and consultation.
Established in 2000, our practice is at the forefront of technical photomontage work. Using full frame sensor DSLR cameras, the latest GNSS survey and laser scanning equipment and complex 3D modelling procedures, we provide valued technical and professional services to clients across the UK and overseas.
Mike and his team gave a professional service in all aspects of technical photography for the Chiswick Curve Public Inquiry. Their approach to photography, surveying and 3D modelling gave everyone great confidence in the accuracy of the visualisations of the proposed Chiswick Curve tower block in views from the internationally sensitive Kew Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I just have to say that these visualisations look great. I am really pleased to have this technical level of visual support to our LVIA
We were very impressed with the visualisations of our 50MW solar farm, as too were English Heritage and the planning authorities. Mike turned the photography and 3D modelling round at very short notice which helped keep the project on track. The visualisations also made a significant contribution to the success of our planning application.
The project team are all extremely pleased with the quality of the visualisation work MS Environmental has provided for this complex project, their advice and attention to detail has helped the project engage and consult with the public and regulators through pre-application.
MS Environmental provided a fast and efficient service, working closely with myself, the architect and client, to produce some excellent visualisations which have been instrumental in clearly communicating a highly detailed residential scheme with the public and planning officers.