McGowan’s commitment to protecting the fragile environments they work in including SSSI’s , SPA’s, SAC’s and NNR’s has attracted a diverse clientele who recognise our expertise in minimising habitat loss and disturbance.
I am happy to recommend McGowan Ltd. They were contracted by our subsidiary Nevis Environmental. They carried out the works professionally, to programme (in fact ahead of programme) and to budget. Communication and co-operation with landowners were good. In fact the landowner employed them to do some work for him while they were on site.
Paths projects often entail working in challenging locations, often with constraints on access. Extensive pre-planning is essential to ensure the correct materials, equipment and resources are deployed to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of projects with minimal environmental impact.
McGowan’s expertise in working in sensitive environments, has attracted clients implementing national conservation projects to restore moorland and peatland habitats. We deploy specialist plant, including low ground pressure excavators, to implement drainage reinstatement, gully blocking and re-vegetation works.
We employ several stonemasons with expertise in traditional techniques, to create bespoke stone structures, walling and grouse butts.
McGowan are actively involved in both private and public sector forestry operations. Activities include the maintenance and development of existing and new access track infrastructure including rock processing together with other forest operations including mulching.
McGowan undertake a wide range of in-river & riverbank restoration type projects, utilising environmentally sensitive construction techniques on its projects in order to protect, improve wildlife habitats, and further enhance our country’s waterways.