Structural Soils is well known in the water industry as the contractor of choice for high-quality, safe and well-managed ground investigations in the varied and complex environments in which the water industry operates.

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Specialist services for wide-ranging clients

Through various asset management programme cycles, we have worked with national utility companies such as Thames Water, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and United Utilities, contractors and joint ventures such as Binnies, Morrison, MGJV and eight2O and special project delivery vehicles such as Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Our teams have substantial experience in remedying the logistical, technical and safety challenges presented by working on operational water and wastewater treatment works plants, reservoirs and reservoir embankments, in addition to city centre pipeline routes, sensitive rural areas and national motorways. We have delivered hundreds of projects procured via framework agreements, strategic supplier agreements or conventional competitive tenders.

Health and safety

We scored 100% in our 2024 Achilles UVDB Verify audit for safety, health, environmental and quality practices for our management system and on-site assessment. Our staff are trained to meet the stringent standards expected by the water industry and hold sector-specific training, such as Thames Water Safety Passports and, where relevant, EUSR National Water Hygiene qualifications.

Whatever you need, we can offer a full range of ground investigation techniques, in situ testing and in-house laboratory testing services. We can provide ground investigation reports to exact specifications or interpret the data, including advice on topics such as foundation design for new treatment works structures or the disposal of waste streams generated by construction works. We can provide comprehensive digital data in the form of AGS and PDF reports.

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As part of RSK, a recognised leading environmental consultancy, we are able to offer many complementary services. For example, in AMP5 and AMP6, we worked with RSK to fulfil client requirements for site topographical and utility surveys, geophysical studies, rope access structural surveys and on-site mitigation against asbestos risks.

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Structural Soils is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.