Southern Testing

Southern Testing was established in 1967 and has since grown to become a leading independent Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental and Ground Investigation Specialists providing Consultancy and Contractor Site Investigation Services to a broad client base throughout the UK. Our Head Office, Field Operations Centre and main Laboratory are based in Sussex, and we have regional offices (ST Consult) in Northampton, Warrington and Swindon.

We undertake all aspects of site investigation works; from initial feasibility / pre-purchase assessment, phase 1 desk study and basement impact assessment, to detailed ground investigation, in-situ testing, post field work monitoring and sampling, laboratory testing, contaminated land risk assessment, geotechnical and geo-environmental analysis and reporting. We have designed and managed award winning sustainable contaminated land remediation schemes and provide independent supervision, post-remediation certification and verification services.

Many construction projects are significantly influenced by soil, groundwater and land gas contamination. Our geotechnical consultancy services can help identify issues through risk assessments and provide site specific method statements to help ensure minimal environmental impact. We have a comprehensive in-house laboratory testing environment which meets both British and European standards for contamination and environmental compliance.

Our services cover a range of needs and sectors; from residential planning and regulatory compliance, to commercial properties, industrial projects and working with utilities and infrastructure growth such as gas and electricity distribution networks. Southern Testing environmental and geotechnical engineers have an extensive range of past experience to draw from.

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Our professional teams have a proven track record and the ability to cope with difficult access sites, ground conditions or terrain, both on land and over water, and no matter how challenging the project may first appear. The almost exclusive use of our own plant, equipment and skilled personnel allows us to design, effectively manage and tailor each project to our clients needs and react rapidly to any changing site conditions. This flexibility helps ensure that any risks are identified, promptly managed and thus minimised.

We provide an experienced, reliable and personal ground investigation service that our Clients can trust, that is evidenced by the high proportion of our work that is repeat business. Further information about our services can be found across our website or searched from the sector in which you work. Alternatively, if you’re not sure exactly what service you require please contact us and we will be very happy to discuss your requirements and see how we can help you.