We have successfully helped design and deliver the transformation of former power stations into renewable energy hubs, development of a new village in a former abandoned quarry saving hundreds of acres of green belt in the process, turned thousands of tons of asbestos filled soils into wildflower meadows and created a wide range of new habitats and ecosystems.

Years of Experience

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Peter Cooke

Owner, Founder & Chairman

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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

We believe in working beyond remediation, prioritising quality, innovation, environment improvement and sustainability in everything we do.

Founded almost 20 years ago by our Chairman Peter Cooke in his vision of creating a better place to work where collaboration, quality and working smarter are embedded in everything we do.

Sanctus has grown in this philosophy and was proud to be named Best Placed to Work in Gloucester and Best Green Business in the South West.

We take our social responsibility very seriously and use our contracting works to provide local employment, training and development, volunteering opportunities as well as direct reinvestment into local communities.

Our People

As one of the Best Places to Work in the country Sanctus are uniquely able to attract the most talented engineers, scientists, project managers and senior management team.

Our approach to recruitment is based on finding unique people with fantastic technical qualification, diverse experience and background to help contribute to making us a greater collective team. We invest heavily in training and development, helping everyone within the business maximise their potential.

Sanctus also has a sister training company that carries out a wide range of training courses, assessments and NVQ’s particularly for the development sector at its training centre at Sanctus’ HQ in Quedgeley. Therefore, all Sanctus site personnel are accredited with the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and are qualified first aiders as a minimum.


Environmental Stewardship

Sanctus are committed to working safely, sensitively and sustainably in everything we do. This commitment extends beyond the specific scope of our contracting works to inform the way we work and how we manage our own properties and land.


Our Clients

Over the last 18 years we have completed almost 4,000 environmental engineering / improvement projects, successfully delivering projects for a variety of clients including: Homes England, Kier, AECOM, AMEY, HS2, Balfour Beatty, Willmott Dixon, Midas, Harworth Estates, OPUS Land, Galliford Try, Redrow, Taylor Wimpey, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, Lidl, Hanson, Tarmac and a number of Local Authorities.

We are also proud of our impressive catalogue of environmental work with the Severn Rivers Trust, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Canal and River Trust, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, Leicester City Council and Exeter Council.

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