About Southern Testing

Southern Testing is as leading independent Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental and Ground Investigation Specialists providing Consultancy and Contractor Site & Ground 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 (trading as ST Consult) in Hannington, Northampton and Warrington.

Southern Testing  undertake all aspects of site investigation; from initial feasibility / pre-purchase assessment, phase 1 desk study and basement impact assessment, through to 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 sampling services.

Comprehensive Ground Investigation Service

We provide a comprehensive and versatile range of ground investigation services from simple trial pitting investigations to more sophisticated drilling and in-situ testing methods. Our professional site 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 effectively identified promptly managed and thus minimised.

Focused Technical Advice & Practical Solutions

With over 45,000 investigations completed over the last 50 years, we have amassed extensive technical knowledge relating to the geological engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental characteristics of land throughout the UK. By understanding our client’s needs and appreciating the role that the ground issues play within the wider context of the development, we are able provide focused, technical advice and practical solutions. We recognise the importance of quality in the work we do and continually strive to ensure that we provide the relevant information, first time, on time and within budget. A measure of the success of our approach can be evidenced by our excellent safety record, high levels of customer satisfaction across all sectors and the high proportion of our work that is repeat business.

Further information about the services we provide can be found across our website or searched via the sector in which you work. Alternatively, please contact us using the form below and we will be very happy to discuss your requirements and see how we can help you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our services or would like to discuss how we could help you, please get in touch using our contact form below. Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your enquiry, particularly the purpose of the investigation, the site address and postcode.

Any existing or proposed site plans are useful and can be attached beneath the message box. Please provide a contact address, email and telephone number. We will get in touch as soon as possible.












[recaptcha]

We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details. ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies?

Southern Testing are continuing to work through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, including carrying out site work where it is safe to do so.

The Government have given express support to the Construction sector and have issued specific guidance for working on site. The Construction Leadership Council have also issued guidance.

We have revised our travelling and working practices to ensure that our staff are protected, and to meet the particular requirements of the guidance as well as our own risk assessments. The guidance and our working practices are under constant review.

Most site investigation work can be undertaken safely under the current restrictions.

We are committed to helping all our clients, old and new, during this difficult time. Should you have any site investigation requirements, or wish to discuss a particular project, please do not hesitate to contact us.