Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services

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ECL is a leading provider of Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services in the UK. Our experienced team of expert geo-environmental consultants provide a wide range of geo-environmental services to businesses, including Contaminated Land Assessments, Soil Investigation, due diligence, and waste management.

Our Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services are designed to help your organisation by proactively assisting with all stages of your projects life cycle, from the Environmental Due Diligence required for acquisition, the technical reports needed for planning to the engineering assessments associated with the site design.

We identify and mitigate ground and environmental risks and design constraints early to ensure compliance with all current UK environmental regulations.


Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services.

With our extensive 80+ year experience, knowledge and expertise, ECL can provide comprehensive practical solutions to even the most complex environmental challenges, from scoping and supervising to the analysis of data to provide quantifiable conclusions and recommendations for all ground-borne risks.

Our team of professionals have a deep understanding of current UK environmental regulations and guidelines and use our knowledge to provide both innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet your businesses specific project needs. 

With the help of ECL, our clients have been able to remove the liabilities associated with brownfield and geo-technically challenging sites and evolve them into an environmental, economic and social asset. 


What Are Geo-Environmental Services?

Geo-Environmental Services refer to the assessment of the interaction between the geology, soil, and hydrology of a site and the environment.

The primary objective of Geo-Environmental Services is to identify and mitigate environmental risks associated with a site and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Geo-Environmental encompasses a range of services, including contaminated land assessment, soil investigation, environmental due diligence, and waste management:

Contaminated Land Assessment: We offer a comprehensive range of contaminated land assessment services, including Site Investigations, risk assessments, and remediation strategies. Our team of experts have the skills and experience necessary to identify and mitigate risks associated with contaminated land, ensuring your site is safe and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Soil Investigation: Our soil investigation services include geo-technical and geo-environmental investigations, Soil Sampling, remediation and analysis, and Groundwater Remediation. Our environmental consultants have the knowledge and expertise required to provide accurate and reliable results, allowing you to make informed decisions about your site.

Environmental Due Diligence: We provide a comprehensive Environmental Due Diligence service, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments. Our team will help you identify and mitigate any environmental risks associated with your site to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

Waste Management: We also offer a range of waste management services, including Waste Classification and Waste Minimisation. Our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you manage your waste in a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective manner.


Who Requires Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services?

Geo-Environmental Services are required by a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure development.

Any organisation that owns or manages a site, particularly sites with a history of industrial or commercial activities, may require Geo-Environmental Services to identify, assess and mitigate the environmental risks associated with their development sites, activities and to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. These include:

  • Architects
  • Construction companies 
  • Developers
  • Government agencies
  • Industrial companies
  • Property owners
  • Real estate developers

ECL provide Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services to a diverse range of clients, including private and public sector organisations.

Our team of Geo-Environmental experts have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide customised solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. 


What Are The UK Regulations Regarding Geo-Environmental Services?

In the UK, Geo-Environmental Services are subject to a range of regulations, including those related to contaminated land, waste management, and Environmental Impact Assessments.

Contaminated Land Regulations: The Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006 and the Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2011 set out the legal framework for the identification, assessment, and remediation of contaminated land in England and Wales. The regulations require local authorities to inspect their area to identify any potentially contaminated land, and if contamination is identified, the landowner or occupier must take appropriate remedial action.

Waste Management Regulations: The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 regulate the management, disposal, and treatment of waste in the UK. These regulations require businesses to classify and manage their waste in accordance with specific procedures, including identifying waste types and disposal methods.

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations: The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 2017 require developers to assess and report on the environmental impacts of proposed developments that are likely to have significant effects on the environment. The regulations apply to a wide range of developments, including infrastructure projects, new buildings, and industrial activities.

In addition to these regulations, there are a range of other UK laws and guidelines that impact Geo-Environmental Services.

ECL have a deep understanding of all UK environmental regulations and guidelines, and we ensure that all of our Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services are compliant with the relevant, current regulations.


Your Expert Geo-Environmental Consultancy Service

ECL has numerous years of experience providing Geo-Environmental Consultancy Services to companies in the UK and around the world including, Phase 1 Assessments, Phase 2 Intrusive Investigations; (Trial pitting, Window Sampling, Borehole Sampling, Ground Water Monitoring, Soakaway Testing) and Waste Characterisation / Waste Acceptance Testing.

ECL can deliver tailored, high-quality, bespoke solutions to your organisations challenges. Helping you manage potential liabilities and highlight potential opportunities associated with the acquisition, operation, development and divestiture of land.

Our network of local offices across the UK, in Cardiff (Wales), Leeds (West Yorkshire), Newcastle and the West Midlands, allow ECL to provide a cost-effective service nationwide.

ECL develop durable, sustainable solutions, offering:

  • Desk Top Studies (Phase 1)
  • Site Investigation (Phase 2)
  • Remediation Method Statements (Phase 3)
  • Validation Investigation and Reports (Phase 4)
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Soakaway Testing
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Contaminated Land Assessments
  • Ground Gas Assessments
  • Remedial Works Supervision Including Tank Removal Validation and Groundwater Improvement Works
  • Ground Investigation Surveys and Reports
  • Geotechnical Design and Reports (GDR);
  • Slope Stability Assessments.
  • Remediation strategy and design
  • Gas protection validation and verification
  • Geotechnical Assessments
  • WM3 Assessments

Our expert geo-environmental consultancy technicians specialise in quantitative risk assessments for human health, waters assessments, ground gas and waste/materials reuse. Servicing all project sizes from small business to large corporate infrastructure projects, including on site testing, laboratory analysis, land contamination risk assessments and complete thorough interpretive reporting. 

Contact us today via our ECL Enquiry Form, via email at or via phone (01443 801215) to learn more about how ECL can help you meet your environmental obligations.