ST Consult Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Southern Testing are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our regional office near Northampton on the 6th February 2016. The office trades under the name of ST Consult.
The office was set up in a converted farm building in the village of Creaton, just to the north of Northampton. It enjoys very pleasant surroundings and good communication links with the core business areas.
Dedicated Geotechnical Team
The office was opened by Dr Joe Kelly as Regional Manager along with Chris Lennard as Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Emily Lennard as Office Manager. During 2006 they were joined by Andrew Moffatt (Environmental Scientist) and Chris Nolan (Senior Engineering Geologist). Chris and Emily returned to the East Grinstead Head office after one year and Ruth Potts took over as Office Manager. Since then Dr Kelly has been appointed a Director of Southern Testing and Andy Moffatt has been promoted to Senior Environmental Scientist. After building up a good client base, the office has recently expanded with Anthony Paton joining as an Engineering Geologist in 2013 and Immanuel Yartel-Kubin joining as a graduate Engineering Geologist in January 2016. Paul Osborn is the senior field technician and is assisted by Tom Cox, who joined in 2015.
Growing ST Consult
Due to the expansion in staff numbers and projects, ST Consult took on another unit in April 2013. This unit serves as a sample and plant storage area and includes a small soils laboratory run by Rachael Loynes. More recently, the front area has been converted to create an office for the technicians and a meeting room. These services are backed up by our main facility in Sussex.
Ground Investigation & Consultancy
ST Consult is able to offer the full range of ground investigation and consultancy services provided by Southern Testing and has built up a good knowledge of ground conditions in the Midlands, the east of England and in the Home Counties north of London. The majority of the work comprises combined Phase I and II ground investigations for clients, covering geotechnical and contamination issues, although all types of assessment are undertaken (including phase 1 desk studies and validation of contaminated land remediation work). The site services capability means that we can offer stand alone site investigation contracting whilst the laboratory can provide geotechnical testing where this is just required.
Southern Testing along with ST Consult has an extensive database on all the investigations carried out over the last 48 years which can be very useful when assessing new site enquiries.