Pre Planning Investigations

At Southern Testing we have completed more than 45,000 individual site investigation projects over the last 50 years, across a diverse range of environments enabling us to amass a unique and comprehensive database of ground conditions, and the services that we offer as part of our Pre Planning Investigation service are an integral part of this.

Pre Planning Services

The majority of this data has been scanned and is accessible via a geographically searchable database and therefore easily enables us to provide our clients with valuable advice, undertake desktop research or provide preliminary assessments, highlighting potential geotechnical and environmental issues at an early stage in the project or prior to land acquisition, including a high value, low cost Phase 1 Desk Study which can be used to identify any possible environmental geotechnical or ground engineering issues that may be present early on in the project.

Complete Ground Survey Package

Topographic Surveys, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Assessment Reports, Utility Searches and Site Detection and Mapping of Utilities are essential in advance of any intrusive site investigation works and can all be supplied at the pre-planning stage if required. We have developed a strong working relationship with a number of external specialists enabling us to extend our geotechnical and environmental services and provide our clients with a complete pre planning ground survey package.

BIA Service

In addition to these services we also provide Basement Impact Assessments (BIA) as part of our pre planning investigation services, which is essential for those looking to develop property in areas where space comes at a premium, such as London, where basements are a must.

Find Out More

At Southern Testing we offer a range of site investigation services that can be implemented from start to finish of any project that requires geotechnical surveys and work to be carried out. If you want to find out about any of the services that we offer and what we can do to assist you with your development project, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can contact a member of the team by completing our contact form, or alternatively contact one of our offices.

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.












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