Nova provides innovative environmental and engineering services in the areas of risk assessment, investigation, management, compliance and corrective action activities.
Environmental Due Diligence
Whether you’re acquiring or divesting a property, a business or a portfolio of assets, we have extensive experience identifying key material issues. Our goal is to provide commercially focused advice and solutions to help you complete a successful transaction.
We present our assessment findings in a clear and comprehensive report. As well as giving our practical commercial opinion, we’ll recommend appropriate management strategies for identified material issues and make suggestions for improvements which could help deliver longer-term benefits. We also provide Phase I reports adhering to the US standard ASTM E1527-05 if required.
Environmental Property Management
The ongoing environmental management of your property is one of our core strengths. Together we will:
Address residual environmental liability and compliance issues
Establish good management practices, which may assist in attracting potential investors and occupiers
Demonstrate active environmental risk management to investors and debt providers
We’ve created an online environmental management database to achieve the best results. This database contains a full record of environmental information for each asset. It provides real-time status reports for individual assets and overview reporting for a specific fund or group of assets. Think of it as your online data room, with restricted access for third parties as required.
Technical Due Diligence
Nova undertakes a range of scopes from desk-based reviews of third party reports through to highly detailed technical due diligence. Our scopes are tailored to our clients due diligence needs and their often tight timescales.
Land Quality Assessment / Brownfield
Whether you need help with a planning application or have a specific environmental concern, our land quality service provides you the advice and support you require. We carry out a range of services from limited, desk-based reviews to full Phase I assessments. We’ll help you understand ground conditions, identify potential sources of contamination and assess any associated environmental risks.
We can also facilitate the design and implementation of Phase II Intrusive Site Investigations. For all site investigations it is our policy to ensure an appropriate scope of works is in place and clear interpretative reporting is provided. Where environmental concerns are present, we work with regulators and owners or operators to identify and implement the most effective management solutions.
Construction Loan Monitoring
Nova provides construction loan management services to a number of debt clients. A typical project scope usually starts with an initial assessment of the project viability, when we undertake review of the tender documents, BoQ, contractor bids, the developer QS reports etc.
Our team has extensive experience in environmental auditing, from simple light industrial activities to complex manufacturing operations. Our auditing service focuses on providing you with a clear understanding of the environmental performance of your facility and developing practical improvement programs.
Commercially focussed advice including Asbestos surveys, Legionella assessments and Energy performance certification.