Who we are

Place Services is the leading public sector provider of environmental assessment, planning, design and management services.  We trace our roots back to 1968 and became a local authority traded service in 2014. From our local authority beginnings, we have developed a unique specialism in this sector. Our role is to support public sector organisations enabling them to deliver sustainable development.

What we do

We work with over 60 local authorities across Essex, London, the South East of England, East Midlands and further afield.  We support our clients to protect and enhance the environment, deliver excellent value for money and create better places.

Our team is made up of a wide range of experts from the following fields

  • Planning
  • Urban design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Historic environment and archaeology
  • Ecology
  • Arboriculture
  • Historic buildings and conservation
  • Countryside management
  • Public art

Why work with us?

Accessibility - We provide our clients with access to the high-quality environmental planning advice and support they need and value.  We can help plug a recruitment gap or provide additional capacity.

Professionalism – Our people are qualified experts working to industry standards and best practice. We can help you to fill skills and knowledge gaps by providing the right type and level of expertise.

Flexibility – We offer a wide range of solutions from small discrete projects to long-term service levels agreements. We adapt to meet your needs and requirements.

Cost effectiveness - We offer a cost-effective solution for the public sector, whilst never compromising on the quality of work.