Geometric barnacle colonisation on an Artecology bio-tile.

Geometric barnacle colonisation on an Artecology bio-tile.

Artecology is an innovative new UK eco-engineering company based on the Isle of Wight, making space for biodiversity in the built  environment. We work with industry and research partners to create bioreceptive construction and landscape designs for marine, freshwater and terrestrial development. Artecology shapes green lifecycle solutions from new build, to retrofit and repair, from city to sea.

A cross-discipline team of ecologists and artists, we are one of only a handful of companies worldwide developing constructed wildlife habitats, combining this with unparalleled ecological advice. 

Our designs include artificial rockpools (the award-winning Vertipools!) and bio-tiles for the marine environment, small hand-designed habitats, and large, sculpted landscapes. 

Our innovations and services are being used for climate-change adaptation, tackling coastal squeeze on defended coasts; as retrofit urban ecosystem enhancement; in masterplanning design guidance for new developments and as a tool for stakeholder engagement.

We combine beautiful built installations with specialist planting, creating hotspots of wildlife activity, providing life-cycle resources for birds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, fish and marine ecology, creating enriched environments for wildlife and people.

Artecology advises on national infrastructure projects and is part of the Integrated Green-Grey Infrastructure network. We have recently been offered, and accepted, the position of Research Member at the Cluster for Sustainable Cities. We can advise you with specialist advice on policy and practice in green-grey infrastructure and asset resilience, bringing forward successful solutions for your built environment. 

Artecology installations become functioning parts of your local ecosystem services, bringing wildlife encounter into everyday places and adding natural resilience and protection to buildings and infrastructure.