Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering

At HSP Consulting Ltd, our extensive experience in the Geotechnical & Environmental division enables our engineers to provide a professional and cost-effective approach on a wide range of services.

Geotechnical Services

Geotechnical Investigation & Assessment

Appropriate intrusive exploration of site to provide information for:

  • Foundation design
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Earthworks specification
  • Piling mat and crane base design

Site Appraisal and Due Diligence Reports

  • Highlight potential development risks and abnormal costs
  • Suggest potential mitigation or remedial measures that may be required upon a site.

Environmental Services

Site Appraisal and Due Diligence Reports

Appropriate intrusive exploration of site to provide information for:

  • Highlight development risks and abnormal costs
  • Suggest potential mitigation / remedial measures

Phase 1 Preliminary Sources Study

  • Identification of the potential for on and off site sources of contamination
  • Deriving an initial Site Conceptual Mode

Phase 2 Detailed Intrusive Ground Contamination Investigation

  • Combined Contamination and Geotechnical Reports
  • Refining a definitive Site Conceptual Model

Negotiation with Regulating Authorities

  • Providing a technical buffer to ensure plans are cost effective

Remediation Strategy / Statement

  • Soil and groundwater risk assessments
  • Preparation of appropriate remedial solutions
  • Remediation Implementation

Validation Reports

  • Documentation of completed remedial action
  • Ensure smooth “sign off” of works

Waste and Re-use of Materials

  • Advice on WRAP, use of Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) and Materials Management Plans (MMP) under the CLAIRE DoW CoP

WRAS ( Water Regulation Advisory Scheme)

  • Recommendations for the selection of materials for Water Supply pipes to be laid in contaminated land

Director and Lead Geotechnical & Environmental Engineer

Our Investigations

Trial Pits

Kent BSF – Astor College – Trial Pits.

Tank removal and validation

Woodstock Road, Toton, Nottinghamshire Tank removal and validation

Gas monitoring installation

Middlesex University – Installing ground gasmonitoring standpipes

Borehole sampling

Bradford BSF – Beckford School – Borehole samples.

Lime treatment (Contaminated soil)

IMI Bentley Bridge, Wolverhampton – Lime treatment of phosphorous contaminated soil

Bioremediation (Contaminated soil)

IMI Bentley Bridge, Wolverhampton -Bioremediation of TPH contaminated land

HSP Consulting’ s Geotechnical and Environmental Division also manage a wide spectrum of surveys:

Arboricultural Surveys

  • Stage 1 – Tree Constraints Plan and Register
  • Stage 2 – Development Proposal Recommendations and Evaluation

Ecological Surveys

  • Phase I Habitat Surveys
  • Emergence Surveys – e.g. bats / reptiles /
  • protected species
    Invasive Plant Surveys – i.e
    Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed

Archaeological Phase I Desk Based Surveys

Asbestos Surveys;

  • Type 2
  • Type 3 – for refurbishment or demolition

Topographical Survey

Measured Buildings Surveys

Building Elevation Surveys

Drainage and Utilities Surveys – inc. CCTV

Flood Risk Assessments (Civils Team)

Traffic and Transport Surveys (Transport Team)

  • Travel Plans
  • Speed Surveys

DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) Compliance

Noise Surveys

Acoustic Surveys

Structural Surveys (Structural Team)

Non-destructive testing of Structural Elements

Condition Surveys

Mechanical and Electrical Surveys

Building Services Investigation

Energy Statements

Fire Risk Assessments


Environmental Impact Assessments

SWMP – Site Waste Management Plans

Munitions Surveys

To discuss your project needs, please contact us