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Our experience in the environmental and geotechnical sector dates back to 1998, having worked for various independent and 'global' consultancies on contaminated land, waste management, nuclear and geotechnical related projects. Born out of the last financial crash, Groundsmiths was established in 2009 to serve Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire given the lack of 'client focused' consulting engineers. Since then we have completed over 450 projects and have developed close working relationships with a client base of private developers and national housebuilders who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for commercial, industrial and residential end use. We have also worked with numerous homeowners who have either extended or completed new self-build projects.

Our work centres on providing timely solutions to problems associated with the redevelopment of land that is often affected by mining legacy, geotechnical issues as well as soil, groundwater and ground gas contamination. We encompass all aspects of site characterisation and work closely with a select group of fellow professionals including structural engineers, planning consultants, civils and drainage engineers, slope stability experts and architects who are local to the area, whilst maintaining excellent links with the regulatory officers and building control.

Straight talking. We are here to help!

ABOUT US...

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WHAT WE DO...

Stage 1 LCRM Risk Assessment  

Preliminary geotechnical and land contamination risk assessment

Intrusive Ground Investigation

Mining legacy, contaminated land, geotechnical

Regulatory liaison

Coal Authority, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Sheffield, NEDDC...

Need something else?

Utility clearance, topographical survey, structural design...

Call or email to discuss. We work with these people.

Stage 3 LCRM Remedial Strategies

Method statements, validation sampling, verification reporting

Ground gas monitoring

with risk assessment

Coal Mining Risk Assessment

Factual and interpretative Ground Investigation Reporting

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Drilling is often an integral part to the investigation of a development site, but unfortunately the risks and costs associated with the assessment and treatment of ancient coal and ironstone mining are often overlooked, or misunderstood at best. Chesterfield and its surrounding area is 'mining country' so there's every chance that your development could be affected by shallow mining legacy if you are building here.

Groundsmiths have worked on many development sites with complex mining legacy. We are ideally positioned to assist you with your scheme, so contact us to discuss your requirements.

ROTARY BORING...

"Those old miners have a lot to answer for!"

Structural engineers we support

Terry Lee Associates

Peak Engineers

 

SinMa Ltd

Gary Pagdin

J.A.M Structural Ltd

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WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Competitively priced fees

  • Quick turnaround

  • Residential, commercial & industrial development sites covered

  • Excellent knowledge of the local ground conditions

  • Proactive, reliable and professional approach  

  • Retained and respected client base

  • Collaborative working undertaken where necessary to achieve project objectives

  • Complete end-to-end service

  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance

  • No BS!

Some Recent Projects...
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Tupton, Chesterfield (January 2021)
Wingerworth, Chesterfield (December 2020)
Holmesfield, Derbyshire (December 2020)
Oriel Road, Sheffield (December 2020)
Grangewood, Chesterfield (November 2020)
Coal Aston, Derbyshire (October 2020)
Apperknowle, Chesterfield (October 2020)
Upper Haugh, Rotherham (September 2020)
Brampton, Chesterfield (September 2020)
Holmesfield, Derbyshire (August 2020)
Shuttlewood Road, Bolsover (August 2020)
Clay Cross, Chesterfield (July 2020)
Fallgate, Derbyshire (May 2020)
Fir Street, Sheffield (March 2020)
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Brampton, Chesterfield (January 2020)
Clay Cross, Chesterfield (September 2019)
Saltergate, Chesterfield (June 2019)
Stretton, Chesterfield (January 2019)
Woodhouse, Sheffield (January 2018)
Swanwick, Derbyshire (November 2017)
Peak Resort, Chesterfield (January 2017)
Dunston, Chesterfield (November 2016)
Poolsbrook, Chesterfield (April 2014)
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