Pre-Purchase/Vendor Reports

We prepare geotechnical / geo-environmental reports for use in the sale of land and property and are also able to assist potential purchasers by reviewing and assessing reports prepared by others, advising on risk and development potential.

Geotechnical engineering

We can assist clients to review the scope of Investigations required to develop a site to assess the ground conditions and determine the Geo-technical and Geo-environmental considerations.

A well-considered and defined scope around the proposed development, considering historic site uses and site geology should ensure an economic design.


Foundation Engineering

Working closely with our Geotechnical specialists whom provide innovative foundation solutions to maximise the site opportunites (e.g. traditional strip, raft, trench fill, piled reinforced concrete ground beam, ground improvement) to various structures from low-rise private dwellings to multi-storey developments including basements and retaining structures.

Our team have extensive experience in providing engineering solutions for challenging sites including historic landfills, areas of high organic content and soft ground conditions and soils affected by trees and deep areas of fill etc.

Our team have also helped to deliver solutions where there is a requirement to build adjacent to railways, build over underground infrastructure including tube lines, road underpasses and drainage infrastructure.

Specialist 3rd Party Approvals

Our team have a wide range of expertise to help our clients with complicated developments adjacent to or in the vicinity of sensitive 3rd party infrastructure. These include existing Highways Structures such as retaining walls and underpasses, trunk sewers, Network Rail and London Underground infrastructure.

Our team can assist with resolving and obtaining consents for:- 

• Approval In Principle for Highways Structures
• Build over consent for Utilities infrastructure
• Party wall approvals
• Impact Assessments for building over or adjacent to Third Party assets

Civil & Structural Engineering

Our goal is collaborative working to contribute positively to the successful delivery of projects.

This we do by working in a pro-active manner with the design team to produce creative and inspired engineering solutions which respond to the projects constraints including technical, economic and environmental considerations.

Temporary Works Design

Our Engineers can offer design services to assist with temporary works design and inspections.

Our Engineers have extensive experience of delivering innovative design solutions to complicated inner city developments involving deep basements with considerations such as:-

• Party Wall awards
• De-watering
• Temporary Works
• Underpinning
• Secant/Contiguous/Sheet piling solutions
• Tanked/Waterproof Concrete/drained cavity construction etc.


  • Access Roads, Car Parks, Industrial Paving.
  • Blast Design.
  • Bridge Design and Assessment.
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM).
  • Civil Engineering Design.
  • Civil Engineering Structures.
  • Contaminated Land Assessment.
  • Demolition Advice.
  • Drainage Strategy.
  • Facade Engineering Design.
  • Flood Risk Assessment.
  • Ground Modelling.
  • High Rise/Tall Building Design.
  • Highway Design.
  • Historic and Listed Building Advice.
  • Land and Property Due Diligence.
  • Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
  • Sewers and Sustainable Drainage.
  • Structural Engineering Design.
  • Structural Survey/Assessment.
  • Sustainable Drainage Design.
  • Temporary Works Design.
  • Water and Waste Water Engineering.

2 Station Court
Radford Way
CM12 0DZ
Tel : 01277 314 455

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