United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Banchory (Scotland) Winfrith (South West) Monks Wood (East England) Oxford (South East)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 December 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology is to close sites at Banchory in Scotland, Winfrith in Dorset, Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire, and Oxford. This will result in scores of research scientists losing their jobs as across the UK. The restructuring could see 200 of its 600 staff made redundant, the job cuts will affect researchers and technical and administrative staff. A spokeswoman for the Natural Environment Research Council, which runs the centres, said: 'The council has recognised for some time that the current structure of the centre is unsustainable'.


  • 9 December 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62658, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62658.