Geotechnical Engineering

BWB offer a range of Geotechnical services including:

- Engineering Geology including desk study, aerial photo interpretation, site reconnaissance, site investigation, in situ testing, geophysics, laboratory testing, site instrumentation and monitoring

- Geotechnical Engineering such as foundations, excavations, slopes, retaining structures, tunnels and ground improvement

- Numerical Analysis in 2D and 3D for the optimized design and assessment of ground displacements and soil-structure interaction

We combine the above techniques in situations to often help clients achieve significant savings.

Related Projects

Port of Felixstowe Distribution Development

Planning permission has been secured for 900,000 square feet of distribution development on the port of Felixstowe. BWB were appointed by First Industrial and Hutchinson Ports to provide civil structu...

Key contacts: David Hollingsworth

Arena Central, Birmingham

BWB are delighted to be providing multi-disciplinary engineering services to Arena Central Developments Ltd for this exciting project in the heart of Birmingham's city centre.

The 9.2 ...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Wakefield Eastern Relief Road

BWB Consulting provided multi-disciplinary services for the £33 million Wakefield Eastern Relief Road scheme. The by-pass was designed to ease congestion in Wakefield city centre by providing a direc...

Key contacts: Simon Stanley Daniel Bailey

Student Accommodation, Portswood Road

BWB are proud to be involved in this purpose-built state-of-the art student accommodation in Southampton.

The development will create a metropolitan and homely environment for the stude...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

New Walk Centre Offices, Leicester

BWB Consulting have been appointed to provide structural, civil and geotechnical design services on this mixed used city centre development, comprising of residential accommodation, office space, reta...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Canary Wharf College, London

Canary Wharf College is a new build school in the Isle of Dogs that comprises of education and community accommodation for the locality offering up to 280 primary school places.

BWB w...

Key contacts: Nicola Moriarty

Lime Lane

BWB were commissioned to provide advice to support the land sale of this proposed residential development which would comprise of 250 plots with associated parking, landscaping areas, infrastructure a...

Key contacts: David Radley

Great Hammerton

BWB were commissioned to provide advice to support the land sale of this proposed residential development which would comprise of 80 plots with associated parking, landscaping areas, infrastructure an...

Key contacts: David Radley Matt Allcard

Royal Docks Hotels

BWB provided various design and project management support in relation to the external works, drainage and utilities for this development of two new hotels at the Royal Docks in the London Borough of ...

Key contacts: Daniel Bailey

East Side Locks Student Accommodation

BWB are proud to be providing multi-disciplinary engineering services for Alumno Developments 659 bed Student Accommodation for Birmingham City University Centre Campus project at Number 1 City Locks....

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme

The Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (WGIS) is £30M worth of road improvements that are being delivered by a joint venture between Hochtief and the Buckingham Group. BWB has been commissioned to...

Key contacts: Steve Wooler

Worcester Six

BWB is proud to have played a key role at the planning stages of Worcester Six, a 70-acre development of office and industrial space at Junction 6 of the M5.

The site was originally int...

Key contacts: Andy Passmore

Biomedical Phases 1 & 2, University of York

BWB Consulting were instructed by The University of York through Faithful & Gould to undertake civil & structural design services for a proposed new Biomedical & Natural Sciences Building off Wentwort...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Lewisham Gateway, London

Lewisham Gateway is a PPP venture between Muse Developments, TfL and LB Lewisham. The scheme requires major infrastructure changes to the existing roundabout to create a new improved transport circula...

Key contacts: David Hurren Richard Lowenthal Iqbal Rassool

Strand East

Strand East is a 10.5 Hectare regeneration scheme in Stratford, just south of the Olympic Park. The scheme will provide a mixed use development delivering 1200 homes, 58,000 sq.m of commercial space,...

Key contacts: Tim Hull Tim Loveridge Iqbal Rassool

Harington School, Oakham

Harington School is a £4.2m new build sixth form centre including general teaching classrooms, specialist information technology classroom, science laboratories, music practice and performance facili...

Key contacts: Glenn Foulk

Resorts World, Birmingham

BWB Consulting is proud to have been the Civil and Structural Engineers for Resorts World at Birmingham's NEC. The £150m development includes a casino, four star hotel and five-star suites, spa inclu...

Key contacts: Mark Jones Andy Passmore

Gloucester Gateway Motorway Services Area

In 2012 BWB were appointed as the Civil and Structural Engineer for the new £40m dual-sided Gloucester Gateway Motorway Services Area (MSA) between Junctions 11a and 12 of the M5. BWB were brought on...

Key contacts: Simon Hilditch Darren Hodgson

Ernesford Grange Community Academy

Ernesford Grange Community Academy in Coventry is due to be handed over this week, 6 weeks ahead of schedule.

The new academy is one of 5 schools being delivered as part of the 'Midlan...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Multi-storey Car Park, Durham Road

Following an extensive tendering period and after completion of a detailed value engineering process, BWB Consulting worked with appointed contractor Simons Construction for delivery of the new £8M m...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Operating Theatres, City Hospital

BWB are very proud to act as main structural engineers for this exciting development on the City Hospital campus, just north of Nottingham city centre.

The Elective Orthopaedic Theatres...

Key contacts: Kris James

INTU Potteries Centre Stoke on Trent

BWB have been appointed to develop the new Intu Potteries shopping centre redevelopment in Stoke. The 58,000 sq. ft. scheme comprises a new 9 screen multiplex cinema and the refurbishment of the exist...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Laleham Gap School

Laleham Gap School is a specialist SEN provision for high functioning pupils aged 3-16 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Speech and Language disorders. The school has been relocated through the P...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Barons Quay, Northwich

The proposed development included the construction of an ASDA retail unit with associated service yard, parking and service centre together with an energy centre, cinema, restaurant and small retail u...

Key contacts: Chris Sakalas

Rossington Colliery Redevelopment

The former Rossington Colliery site near Junction 3 of the M18 south of Doncaster is to be regenerated into a mixed-use development comprising approximately 1200 homes when complete. In October 2013...

Key contacts: Simon Stanley Chris Sakalas

Prince of Wales Colliery Re-Development

The former Prince of Wales colliery site near Junction 32 of the M62 on the northern outskirts of Pontefract is to be regenerated into a mixed-use development comprising approximately 900 homes and 21...

Key contacts: Simon Stanley Ashley Lowe

College Gate, Oldbury

The College Gate development site is situated in Brandhall, a heavily urbanised area of Birmingham.

Following the original Outline Planning approval and purchase of the College Gate dev...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Graham Littlewood

Waitrose Malmesbury

BWB Consulting provided a range of multi-disciplinary services for a new Waitrose store at the historic Wiltshire town of Malmesbury. The food retailer had purchased a 28,000 sq ft site on the outskir...

Key contacts: Stuart Nelmes

Asda, Chester

BWB Consulting were employed to provide design services for the construction of a new Asda Supermarket on an existing retail park.

An existing Bowling alley and Cinema were demolished ...

Key contacts: Robert Henshall

Caledonian Road, London

A mixed use development providing 350 bed spaces, located adjacent to the Caledonian Road Tube Station with excellent transport links to Kings Cross Station. The site also provides 7,000 sq ft of reta...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Sports City, Manchester

BWB's involvement in this 40 hectare urban regeneration project commenced when we were appointed by Buckingham Group to act as their Consulting Engineer for a Design & Build tender for the remediation...

Key contacts: Ashley Lowe

Witham St Hughes (Former RAF Swinderby)

BWB were appointed in Autumn 2005 by Strawsons Property to provide comprehensive environmental and civil engineering services for the redevelopment of the former RAF Swinderby into a new village settl...

Key contacts: Daniel Bailey

Oxylane Sports Village, Nottingham

BWB were proud to play a key role in preparing documentation for this planning submission which proposed siting a major £20 million sporting venue on greenbelt land in Nottingham. The 50-acre Oxylane...

Key contacts: Tim Cooke Colin Langford

Gildersome Primary School

The £5m refurbishment and extension at Gildersome Primary School was carried out under the Primary Capital Programme in 2011.

The project involved the refurbishment and extension of a ...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Bosideng, London

Bosideng, the Chinese menswear specialist branched out into the UK market with this state-of-the-art flagship development located in prominent position on Street.

The striking building ...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Travelodge

BWB were central in the design and development of this 80 bedroom hotel for Wykeland on Pryme Street in the centre of Hull.

BWB are experienced in the delivery of similar developments ...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Bullwell Joint Service Centre

BWB Consulting was part of the project team from the outset for this £22m state-of-the-art joint service centre in Nottingham which incorporated a significant healthcare facility. The 91,500 square f...

Key contacts: Peter Davies Mark Jones

York Sports Village

York Sport Village was a £9 million sports facility on Heslington East Campus that featured a competition-standard, eight lane, 25-metre swimming pool, learner pool, full size 3G Astroturf pitch and ...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Darlington Campus, University of Teesside

BWB Consulting were a major part of the winning bid team for the delivery of the striking Darlington Campus Building for Teesside University. A major feature of the building is the creation of a 'shi...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

EMDC (East Midlands Distribution Centre)

East Midlands Distribution Centre is a 250 acre multi-modal industrial and logistics facility close to M1 Junction 24and East Midlands Airport.

BWB were commissioned to undertake the ci...

Key contacts: Colin Langford David Mackrory

E-On HQ, Nottingham

"Project Green" was the aspirational title adopted for this £30m scheme to provide energy giant E.ON UK with a new regional HQ for circa 1000 staff in Nottingham.

BWB were appointed t...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

West Dorset District Council Offices & Library, Dorchester

BWB have acted as Civil/Structural and Geo-Environmental Engineering consultants to Simons Group to deliver a high specification offices to West Dorset District Council.

Developed on ...

Key contacts: Colin Langford Mark Jones

New Primark Store - The Bridges Shopping Centre

BWB Consulting were appointed by Land Securities as Structural, Civil, Geotechnical and Traffic Engineers for the construction of a New Primark Store in Sunderland City Centre, within the Bridges Shop...

Key contacts: Robert Henshall

St Anns Joint Services Centre

BWB Consulting were appointed from the concept and feasibility stage of this project to work with CPMG Architects, CPW Services Engineer, and Greater Nottingham LIFTCo, as Clients Representative, to d...

Key contacts: Peter Davies

Chettles Yard, Nottingham

Completed in three phases in 162 weeks, Chettles Yard student accommodation centre sprawls over 10 acres and provided 1,063 student accommodation units also houses five retail units, a Magnet Showroom...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Passivhaus, Watermead Business Park

Interserve's office at Watermead Business Park was the first Carbon Negative PassivHaus Accredited office building in the UK. BWB were engaged as part of the design team formed by Interserve/Raynsway ...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Farnley Park Academy, Leeds

The £23M improvement scheme to Farnley Park Maths & Computing College contract was constructed as part of the Leeds Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The project involved the construc...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Severn Trent Water HQ, Coventry

BWB were appointed by Stoford Developments Ltd to provide civil, structural, geo-environmental, flood and traffic services on Severn Trent's £35m Headquarters Building in Coventry City centre.
...

Key contacts: Mark Jones Andy Passmore

The Roundhouse, Derby College

This multimillion development saw the regeneration of a strategically important and historic site to become the home of the Derby College Centres of Vocational Excellence in technology, construction a...

Key contacts: Colin Langford Mark Jones

Raynesway, Derby

BWB's full range of multi-disciplinary engineering services were utilised in the detailed design of the primary infrastructure required to facilitate the construction of over 2,100,000 sq. ft. of indu...

Key contacts: Simon Hilditch Iqbal Rassool

Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Centre

BWB Consulting formed part of the Interserve bid that was successful in being awarded this strategically important scheme to combine the neonatal units of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicest...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

School of Sports Science, University of Teesside

BWB Consulting were a major part of the winning bid team put together to deliver the School Of Health and Sport Science Extension for Teesside University at their city centre campus in Middlesbrough. ...

Key contacts: Mark Jones Colin Langford

Kingswood School, Corby

The Kingswood School in Corby caters for 1200 pupils and is built partly on the site of the existing Kingswood School and partly on the site of the former Our Lady and Pope John School.

...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Trinity Walk, Wakefield

BWB were the civil and structural engineer for the prestigious redevelopment of the old Market Quarter of Wakefield Town Centre. The 500,000 sq. ft. scheme provides retail space over three floors conf...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Erdington Retirement Village

Erdington Retirement Village is a £30 million 260 unit developement for the over 60's provided on a 2.6 hectare brownfield site. As well as residential units, the development includes community facil...

Key contacts: Peter Davies

Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University

This 100,000 sq.ft. new-build faculty brought together two University Schools, eight departments, 250 staff and 5,000 students into one landmark building at one of the most prominent positions in Leic...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

M&S Distribution Centre, Bradford

At the time of construction this flagship distribution warehouse, with a gross internal area of 1.1 million sq.ft, was one of the largest enclosed spaces in the UK.

BWB were involved ...

Key contacts: Tim Loveridge Dominic Ginty

Leeds Trinity, Student Accommodation

BWB were appointed by Morgan Sindall to provide civil and structural engineering services for 2 phases of student accommodation in Leeds. The new All Saints Court complex at Leeds Trinity University C...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

Clumber St, Nottingham

BWB Consulting Ltd were appointed to undertake the Geo-environmental and Civil and Structural Roles for the redevelopment of an existing retail plot on Clumber Street in Nottingham.

The...

Key contacts: Nicola Moriarty

Highfields Science Park

BWB Consulting was appointed by Blueprint, a public/private sector JV regeneration company, to apply our full range of multi-disciplinary services to the challenging task of helping to secure planning...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Wilton Logistical Platform

Katoen Natie's £15M logistical platform forms part of a wider £200m, LDPE plant built together with JV partners Huntsman International on the Wilton site.

The 30 shining silos, at 35...

Key contacts: Stefan Zalega

The Pod, Nottingham

The Pod development is an important landmark site in the heart of the City of Nottingham. It consists of three retail floors, a two storey bar and restaurant complete with a terrace garden and a four ...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Prologis Park, Coventry

Prologis Park Coventry is one of the country's most successful industrial parks. The scheme provides more than 2 million sq ft of mixed commercial/distribution development and is excellently located t...

Key contacts: Stefan Zalega Greg Nicholson

Hicking Building, Nottingham

The Hicking Building represents the flagship development for the Southside regeneration Nottingham City Centre.

The development consists of the revolution of 4 listed iron framed textil...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Litmus Building, Nottingham

The Litmus Building forms Phase 1 of the larger Litmus Project which will be the largest residential new-build project of its type to be built in Nottingham.

The Litmus complex is bein...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Huntingdon Town Centre, Cambridgeshire

The Combined Justice Centre formed a part of the Huntingdon Town Centre re-development scheme that was successfully tendered by Clegg Developments through the OJEU process. BWB Consulting formed part ...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Sandwell Ambulatory Centre

This £35m development provided state-of-the-art facilities for one-stop diagnosis and treatment, including an ambulatory surgical unit, six theatres, extensive imaging facilities and an oncology clin...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Experian Landmark House, Nottingham

This striking project was phase 1 of a three phase office development designed to centralise Experian's Nottingham operations and provide expansion space.

BWB worked as part of the d...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

The Cornerhouse

BWB were appointed by Wilson Bowden Developments to provide environmental, geo-technical, civil and structural engineering solutions for this unique mixed use development in the centre of Nottingham. ...

Key contacts: Colin Langford

Conkers Discovery Centre

The discovery/visitor centre development is located within a reclaimed mining area which is surrounded by a mature woodland environment. The primary objective of the project was to create a fun learni...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Didcot A Power Station Redevelopment

BWB has played a key role in the acquisition and planning stages of a £100m mixed-use development at the former Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire. The proposals from Clowes Developments and Graft...

Key contacts: David Hurren Chris Holloway David Hollingsworth

Ellistown, Coalville

The development is a proposed distribution park across a 40 hectare site to the west of Coalville.

The site had many constraints, including potential mining subsidence, visual impact co...

Key contacts: Darren Harvey Karen Sinclair David Radley

Cumbria Bank Stabilisation

Significant, prolonged rainfall and flooding of the Croasdale Beck near to the site in November 2009, contributed to the deterioration and eventual failure of the embankment supporting the public high...

Key contacts: Dr. Lauren Tewson Darren Harvey

iPort, Doncaster

BWB Consulting is proud to be part of the team delivering the exciting £400 million iPort logistics development in Doncaster. The 700-acre scheme has outline planning consent for up to 6 million sq f...

Key contacts: Bouziane Boukhateb David Hollingsworth

Trafford Waters

Trafford Waters is a major mixed use development alongside the Trafford Centre and the Manchester Ship Canal. The development provides a highly sustainable and high quality built environment with ext...

Key contacts: Warren Bennett David Hollingsworth

Bell Farm

BWB played a key role in helping to secure planning permission for a development of approximately 650,000 square feet of distribution warehouses at Bell Farm in Bedford. The site was secured from Bedf...

Key contacts: Stuart Nelmes

Brough South

BWB are delivering a range of multi-disciplinary services for the £100 million Brough South mixed-use development in Yorkshire. The 175-acre site in the town of Brough includes the former airfield of...

Key contacts: Simon Stanley Ashley Lowe

ARNDALE HOUSE, BRADFORD

BWB has been involved in the planning stages of this exciting project to convert an iconic office building in Bradford into almost a hundred residential apartments. Arndale House is an 8-storey office...

Key contacts: Shazad Khan

NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) schemes

BWB Consulting are involved in four NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programmes working with Laing O'Rourke as part of the Primary Plus consortium.

The first tranche of these ...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

Newmarket Lane Infrastructure

The masterplan for the former Newmarket Colliery site in Wakefield proposes a major mixed-use development of distribution and commercial office space, residential dwellings and a new 12,000 seat stadi...

Key contacts:

NG2

The ng2 business park is a showcase of BWB Consulting's multi-disciplinary talents. The opportunity to regenerate the 42-acre strategic employment site which was created by the closure of Nottingham's...

Key contacts: Mark Jones

OPTIMUS POINT

BWB Consulting was appointed by Wilson Bowden Developments to deliver multi-disciplinary engineering services for the Optimus Point distribution park at Glenfield in Leicestershire. The 65-acre scheme...

Key contacts: Kris James

RADBROOK COLLEGE, SHREWSBURY

BWB Consulting played a key role in helping to secure outline planning permission for the conversion of this historic college site in Shrewsbury into up to 165 new homes. The proposed 10-acre redevelo...

Key contacts: Tim Cooke Stuart Nelmes

Markham Vale

BWB's multi-disciplinary expertise has been utilised throughout the development of this 200-acre business and distribution park on the former Markham Vale colliery site in Derbyshire. This major regen...

Key contacts: Greg Nicholson

COPCUT RISE, DROITWICH

BWB's earthworks and drainage expertise is being utilised by housebuilder William Davis Ltd for this major 740-home residential development in Droitwich. The 100-acre Copcut Rise scheme includes affor...

Key contacts: Andy Passmore

Eastside

BWB Consulting provided multi-disciplinary engineering services for this prestigious £900M development scheme to transform a 17 hectare (42 acre) site at the heart of Nottingham's Eastside Regenerati...

Key contacts: Steve Wooler

Holly Road

BWB were instructed to inspect a site in the town of Scisset. The site was located along a riverside walk which formed part of a public open space. The River Deare ran at the base of the riverside wal...

Key contacts: David Radley

Spring Bank Landslip

BWB were instructed by Wade Group to act as Geotechnical Designers for a site at Spring Bank Close in Blackburn. The site comprised a recently failed slope which was bounded to the north by industrial...

Key contacts: David Radley

Owlers Farm

Initially BWB were commissioned to undertake a Geotechnical Assessment of this site in order to advise on the land sale. 114 residential properties were proposed to be built on the Greenfield site.

Key contacts: David Radley

Plot K Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale

The development comprises the regeneration of a Brownfield site with the construction including four industrial units built speculatively by an investor. The business park is one of the largest devel...

Key contacts: Ashley Lowe

Loundsley Green Road

The Client was seeking to market the site for residential use and sought advice on the development abnormals. The site comprised approximately 1.1ha of pasture land and had been subject to significant...

Key contacts: Chris Sakalas

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