Geotechnical Services

ESG's geotechnical division provides a diverse range of services for land-based and overwater projects.

As a leading geotechnical services provider and the UK’s number one choice for site investigation, we provide a complete, integrated package of services, covering the whole project lifecycle from the pre-build phase through to site investigation, design, construction and the built stages.


  • Site Investigation
  • Geotechnical and Environmental Consultancy
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
  • Geophysical, Hydrographic and Topographic Surveys
  • Structural Consultancy
  • Brownfield Regeneration
  • Interpretation of ground conditions for engineering works
  • Design and analysis
    • Ground improvement and soil stabilisation
    • Slope stability
    • Deep excavations
    • Failure investigations
  • Foundation engineering
    • Raft, pile and spread foundations
    • Retaining structures and cofferdams
    • Slope design
    • Soil reinforcement, nailing and ground anchors
  • Dynamics, vibrations and earthquakes
  • Seismic hazards, engineering vibration, liquefaction 


We accurately investigate, test and advise on ground, geological and structural conditions. This includes the risks they pose, as well as identifying potential environmental impacts. Our reports then deliver the information required to create cost effective and safe solutions.


Our extensive experience in the UK, European and international markets, covers a wide range of industries, such as: transport, water, energy (incorporating nuclear and renewables), civil engineering, brownfield regeneration, offshore development, commercial and residential properties. The experience we have gained supporting end-clients, main contractors, consulting engineers, planners, site operators, developers and environmental professionals, allows us to share this wealth of knowledge and expertise for all sizes and types of projects.


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