WSP helps our clients responsibly manage and remove legacies and land contamination from the past. We facilitate new development, enhance and manage assets and future-proof designs to cope with an ever-changing regulatory landscape and climate.



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Our ground risk and remediation experts offer our clients expertise on all aspects of ground risk management – from contaminated site characterisation and remediation through to hydrogeology, water management and ground engineering.

Our capability covers a diverse range of sectors, countries and challenges. From project concept to completion and beyond, we have the scale and expertise to work with clients on anything from complex areas of contaminated land, to new infrastructure and construction schemes through to large scale mining projects.

Here are some of the things that set us apart:

Local, national and international

We are present throughout the UK providing a local contact supported by the depth and experience of a global business.

Design, management and implementation

We are designers, project managers and contractors giving our clients choice and flexibility and access to a wealth of delivery expertise.

Technology and innovation

We use technology to enhance our ways of working and the solutions we deliver. From asbestos in soils to molecular diagnostics through to environmental forensics, we support research and development to explore the issues that affect our clients.


We are passionate about our people, the projects we work on and the clients we work for and we are proud to have received numerous awards at the industry leading Brownfield Briefing Awards.

We remove and manage all the complexities and liabilities associated with historic contamination, leaving our clients free to focus on the future of their business. We can mitigate the risks posed by contaminated land, protect current assets through monitoring and management, and future-proof to cope with an ever-changing regulatory landscape and climate.

Minimising life-cycle costs and increasing asset values

We understand what matters to shareholders, management and regulators and can deliver holistic solutions to ensure client assets are monitored, managed and protected, to minimise life-cycle costs and maximise higher-end values, while remaining environmentally compliant.

Our engineers, biologists, chemists, geologists, hydrogeologists, toxicologists and hazmat specialists combine their knowledge of ground conditions with practical and innovative investigation, diagnostic and characterisation techniques to accurately profile client sites.

Breadth of expertise to deliver complete solutions

Incorporating the impacts of climate change into our solutions, we are leading the way in sustainable remediation and engineering and have an established track record delivering successful projects of all sizes around the world, across a multitude of sites, land uses and sectors — chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, roads and rail, oil and gas, mines and quarries, industrial and brownfield sites, commercial developments and residential buildings. Where appropriate our remediation experts can apply advanced tools and technologies to design and implement on-site remediation solutions.

We provide comprehensive services related to soil and groundwater contamination issues:
• Contamination assessments to identify and mitigate risk and to plan and implement remediation solutions
• Contamination plume modelling
• Environmental management plans
• Geotechnical surveys and designs for foundations, structure and infrastructure assets
• Groundwater monitoring
• Health risk assessments
• Hydrogeological investigations
• New and emerging contaminant research, investigation and remediation
• Phase I-II- III surveys for due diligence, planning, regulatory and permitting purposes
• Preliminary/detailed environmental site assessments
• Principal contracting – satisfying all obligations of Work Health and Safety regulations
• Remediation action plans
• Site acquisition/divestment due diligence assessments
• Site clean-up work supervision
• Site investigations
• Site-specific risk assessments
• Soil and groundwater assessments
• Soil and groundwater remediation design and implementation – in situ and ex situ
• Statutory environmental auditing
• Support services to manage hazardous materials, demolitions, environmental compliance, permitting and sustainability
• Third party auditing and review
• Waste soil classification for off-site disposal or reuse

From project concept to completion

From project concept to completion and beyond, we have the scale and expertise to work with clients on large complex areas of contaminated land and small legacy sites. Whether planning a change of use for a site or rehabilitating a brownfield site, we can evaluate ground constraints, opportunities, and sustainability considerations. We place great importance on understanding our clients’ businesses and challenges, while taking a pragmatic and balanced approach to ensure our solutions deliver long-term commercial, environmental and economic success.