We survey trees and vegetation providing reports and planning documents for residential, commercial, government, rail, road and most infrastructure projects.
Because of our extensive, ongoing works for London Underground we have a team of qualified IWA and PTS (Personal Track Safety) staff able to work on the Underground and Network Rail sites.
View Case Study Vegetation Surveys / Track
London Underground instructed us to conduct a full survey to map and classify the vegetation associated with the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Lines.
We surveyed 130km all trackside land having arranged all necessary documentation, access, training and protection. All the information collected was uploaded into our GIS and land management database system with enough data to risk assess all vegetation with regards to track safety.
Our client used our survey data, to manage their vegetation more effectively and reduce disruption to trains.
View Case Study Vegetation Surveys / Stations
We surveyed all vegetation and fencing at stations within the Central, Bakerloo, Victoria, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and District Lines. Data was mapped into our GIS and bespoke land management database system. All vegetation and fencing was risk assessed with regards to safety to track or third party.
On completion our clients received drawings and data on all assets for use with further, regular inspections plus a schedule of assets requiring urgent attention.
We offer regular inspections to many of our clients who appreciate that well managed vegetation can significantly reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and enhance bio diversity.
Inspection data can be loaded into our GIS system, which can be then queried to pull out such assets which are urgent and a high risk. Information collected can be further appraised to produce data for management plans, vegetation management contracts and budget costing.
View Case Study Inspections /Stations
Our regular inspection services are utilised by our client in order to keep an eye on the condition of ongoing vegetation management at 117 train stations.The information collected is recorded on our in-house Land Management System, through which we can report works in accordance with his monthly programme.
View Case Study Inspections / Track
Norton Associates are engaged to carry out quarterly inspections of over 250km of trackside land, reporting where vegetation issues are impacting upon track safety and affecting civil assets.
Our contract management service can be tailored to your needs, depending on the size of the site and the type of support you require. We prepare contract scopes, supply drawings, carry out site supervision, and audits. Our aim is to provide an effective management service that you can trust to give you the results you require.
View Case Study Management/ Track & Stations
The ongoing management of vegetation for off track and station environments requires continual assessments and work. To this end we are regularly commissioned to supply vegetation work packages which can mitigate potential damage and reduce long term costs. Our service often includes clerk of works responsibilities. We provide clear, regular information about track safety, leaf fall and other hazards that can cause disruption to the service.
SCHEME DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
The designing of landscapes not only needs to ensure safety, but should allow the natural beauty of our environment to flourish. At Norton & Associates we have considerable experience in implementing successful designs that fit with our ethos of protecting the natural habitat.
View Case Study Design / Northern Line
Our client needed to carry out improvement works in several locations across the Northern Line. We were commissioned to provide advice on the environmental restoration of embankments and landscaping design for stations. After creating the designs based on detailed specification including a schedule of rates and drawings, works commenced. On this assignment we acted on behalf of our client as a clerk of works, producing a cost effective, low maintenance solution.
View Case Study Design / Private
We were commissioned to design a small courtyard that reflected the local character of the surrounding houses and landscape.