Geo-Environmental

Matthew Bickley

Head of Geo-Environmental
&
Principal Geo-Environmental Consultant

TSP Projects has a dedicated Geo-Environmental Team with considerable expertise in the design and execution of geological, hydrogeological and contaminated land studies for clients across the UK. We have extensive experience in a broad range of sectors – Industrial & Power, Rail & Highway Infrastructure, and Nuclear – through all stages of project development.

Our core services include:

Our Services

Pre-site assessements

Regenerating industrial and brownfield sites can be extremely problematic; understanding legislative constraints on developing contaminated land can be key to a successful project. We identify these constraints early on to record risks, minimise costs and reduce delays. We offer the following services:

 

  • Preliminary (desk based) contamination assessments
  • Qualitative risk assessments
  • Conceptual Site Models
  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Scoping Reports
  • Hydrogeological desk studies
  • Environmental auditing and site familiarisation walkouts

Site Assessments

Efficient and cost effective data collection helps to reduce project risks. Our experienced geoscience professionals can manage data collection and provide the following support services:

 

  • Ground investigation specifications
  • Direct supervision of a wide range of investigation techniques
  • Targeted contamination ground investigations in conformance with BS10175
  • Soil and rock logging in conformance with BS5930
  • Monitoring well installation and design
  • Factual and interpretative ground investigation reports
  • Hydrogeological ground investigation
  • Design and implementation of permeability testing
  • Monitoring and data analysis

Enabling Works

Planning conditions require a site not to pose a risk to the environment, human health or controlled waters. We use the data collected through ground investigation and monitoring to assess these risks and, if we identify significant risks, recommend remediation. We can help lead you through the management of contaminated land by providing these services:

 

  • Generic (Tier 1) and detailed (Tier 2 and 3) quantitative soil and groundwater risk assessments
  • Contaminant fate and transport modelling
  • Ground gas risk assessments
  • Remediation options appraisals
  • Contamination remediation strategy and verification plans
  • Remediation works supervision

Pre-construction

Managing Geo-Environmental risks also involves developing practical solutions to construction issues. We have worked alongside Principal Contractors and specialist subcontractors to successfully de-risk construction works by identifying and addressing risks in advance, to minimise potential delays and prevent negative effects on the environment. In partnership with our Environmental and Civil Engineering teams, we offer the following services as part of a complete package:

 

  • Groundwater modelling
  • Pore pressure modelling
  • Temporary works groundwater control solutions
  • Dewatering design
  • Surface water features maps
  • Foundation works risk assessments
  • Waste minimisation
  • Discharge route assessments

Construction

In partnership with our Sustainability team, we can ensure that site works are completed in accordance with environmental regulations, allowing the Principal Contractor to focus on project delivery.

To support construction works, we offer the following services:

  • Planning application support
  • Construction environmental management plans
  • Negotiation with Local Authority, Environment Agency and other consenting authorities
  • Material Management Plans
  • Site Waste Management Plans
  • Environmental Management Plans

Close-out and Operation

During project close-out, we focus on ensuring a smooth handover through the completion of contaminated land management, validate remediation works, and verify construction works. We then capture any residual risks to ensure that they are passed on and understood by future stakeholders. Working alongside the Client or the Principal Contractor, we offer closeout support through the following activities:

 

  • Dewatering closeout reports
  • Contamination verification reports
  • Earthworks compliance reports
  • Residual Risk Registers
  • Ongoing monitoring requirements
  • Satisfying planning and Environment Agency conditions

Some examples of recent project successes

Leeds RERF - Contaminated Land Study

Detailed Environment Risk Assessments undertaken, including remediation strategy and verification plans.

Bradford & Calderdale RRF - Phase 2 ground investigation

Multiple goelogical cross sections and mitigation measure proposed

Network Rail - Railway Overbridge Surveys

Multiple ground investigations, buried service mappings, soil and bridge paintwork contamination testing.
Careers

We have new projects coming in all the time, so if you’d like to be a part of our team then we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our career page  to see what openings we currently have.

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