Ground Constraints

Ground constraints can have a huge influence on the development potential of a site. Waterman provide expert advice to clients from pre-acquisition onwards on the implications of below ground obstructions including adverse geotechnical characteristics; contamination; party wall issues; ground born noise and vibration and tunnels.

Our engineers are skilled at managing the approval processes necessary to redevelop over live utilities and tunnels and have a trusted reputation with the various approval bodies. They have worked on many contaminated sites offering bio-remediation strategies to treat contamination coupled with ground improvement measures to minimise foundation costs.

Our in-house geotechnical team are able to provide the detailed finite element soil-structure interaction analyses to predict the impact of a proposed development on any adjacent occupiers to enable party wall agreements and appropriate monitoring regimes to be agreed.