Ground and Project Consultants provide a range of geotechnical and environmental services across a range of sectors for clients in the UK.

Key services and areas of expertise

Geotechnical Engineering

Ground and Project Consultants are ideally placed to help our clients understand the ground risks relating to their projects. We help our clients understand ground related project risks and how to best manage, overcome and reduce these risks.  

Understanding site engineering geology including overlying fill and made ground is essential in developing a thorough understanding of the interaction between the ground and the proposed (and existing) structure and wider development proposal.  Built on solid experience of ground investigation and using data acquired to assess and design foundations, earthworks and slopes, Ground and Project Consultants are ideally placed to help you understand the ground risks arising from your project.

Our services include:
  • Phase 1 Desk Studies and Preliminary Risk Assessments
  • Phase 2 Ground Investigation and Reporting
  • Coal Mining Risk Assessments
  • Geotechnical Interpretative Reports
  • Geotechnical Design Reports
  • Geotechnical Feedback Reports
  • Geotechnical Risk Register
  • Basement Impact Assessments
  • Ground Movement Assessments
  • Foundation Recommendations and Design
  • Slope Stability Analysis and Remediation
  • Retaining Wall Assessment and Design
  • Earthworks Specification and Monitoring
  • Performance of Engineered and Non-engineering Fills
  • Ground Improvement
  • Geotechnical Design and Feedback Reports
  • Piling Mat Design

We offer a range of expertise in engineering geology, drawing on a wealth of experience across many sectors.

Land Quality

Underpinned by a wealth of experience on some of the UK’s most contaminated sites, we offer our clients a comprehensive range of land contamination services, including:

  • Phase 1 Desk Studies / Preliminary Risk Assessments
  • Conceptual Site Models
  • Ground Investigation Design and Interpretation
  • Generic Quantitative Risk Assessments
  • Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessments
  • Remediation Options Appraisal and Design
  • Remediation, Validation and Verification

Our processes follow the recommendations of the government Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM).

Expert Witness and Claims Assessment

Ground and Project Consultants has experience of providing expert witness and claims assessment services both in geotechnics, particularly in relation to slope stability and earth retaining structures, and in contaminated land. Jon Smithson’s extensive training in the role of expert witness and forensic approach to understanding the problem mean he is fully versed in the requirements of experts in the legal and contract arenas.

  • Expert reports
  • Record of achieving successful outcomes
  • Clear concise written style
  • Experience of giving evidence in court
  • Detailed analysis of claims including unforeseen ground conditions and assessment of temporary works failures

Jon’s expert reports have been highly commended with an excellent record of successfully developing favourable outcomes for his clients.

Basement Impact Assessment