Technical Advice & Services

At Igne, our geo-environmental services hinge on our excellence in the provision of technical advisory services.


Our team of experienced and qualified engineers and scientists provide clients with the expertise and guidance needed to make informed decisions about their project sites, from early planning to construction and beyond. There are many benefits to employing us as your technical advisors when undertaking geo-environmental work such as site assessment and contamination remediation.

The benefits include:

Expertise and knowledge:

our technical advisors have the expertise and knowledge to help you understand the complex geo-environmental issues that can arise during a project. They can also provide you with advice on the best way to manage these risks and ensure that your project complies with all relevant regulations.


our advisors have experience working on a wide range of geo-environmental projects for a number of major retailers and property developers in the UK. This experience allows us to identify and mitigate potential problems early on, saving you time and money in the long run.


We are independent of any contractors or suppliers and will provide you with objective advice that is in your best interests. We are not influenced by others’ objectives and work exclusively for you.

Peace of mind:

By employing us as your technical advisory consultant, you can be sure that all geo-environmental work is being carried out to the highest standards. This can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on other aspects of your project.


Why choose Igne as your geo-environmental technical advisor?

We have a proven track record of providing high-quality geo-environmental technical advisory services to a wide range of clients, including developers, contractors, local authorities, and government agencies. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest possible standard of service, and we are always on hand to offer support and guidance throughout your project’s lifecycle.

Our team of experts have a deep understanding of the latest geo-environmental technologies and regulations, and we can provide you with the most up-to-date advice and guidance. We also have a strong track record of liaising successfully with regulatory authorities, which can help to ensure that your project is signed off efficiently.  Finally, we can partner with others for the provision of additional services we do not offer in house, ensuring we really are your one stop shop for all technical advisory requirements.

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Geo-environmental technical advisory services summarised:

Topographic Surveys

A topographic survey is a detailed survey of the topography of a land area. This includes mapping the elevation, slope, and contours of the land. Topographic surveys are essential for a wide range of projects, including planning, design, and construction.

Topographic survey services, including:

  • Ground surveys
  • Aerial surveys
  • Drone surveys

We will work with you to determine the best type of survey for your needs and budget. Once the survey is complete, we will provide you with a detailed drawing that includes all of the required survey data.


Utility Surveys

A utility survey identifies and maps the location of underground utilities, such as gas pipes, water pipes, and electricity cables. Utility surveys are essential for any project that involves excavation, such as construction or development.

Utility survey services include:

  • Electromagnetic induction (EMI) surveys
  • Ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys
  • CCTV surveys


Geotechnical Assessment for Foundation or Pavement Design

A geotechnical assessment is a study of the ground conditions at a site. This includes assessing the soil and rock properties, as well as the groundwater conditions. Geotechnical assessments are essential for the design of foundations and pavements, as they provide engineers with the information they need to design safe and stable structures.

Igne’s geotechnical assessment services include:

  • Site investigations
  • Soil and rock testing
  • Concrete classification

Our advisors will determine the scope of the geotechnical assessment required for your project and provide a detailed report that includes findings and recommendations for foundation or pavement design.


Flood Risk Assessments

A flood risk assessment is a study of the flood risk at a site. This includes assessing the likelihood and severity of potential flooding, as well as the potential consequences of flooding for people, property, and infrastructure. Flood risk assessments are essential for any project located in a flood risk area, and a wise assessment for any large development project.

Flood risk assessment services include:

  • Flood hazard mapping
  • Flood risk assessment modelling
  • Flood mitigation planning

Ecology Services

To identify, assess, and manage any ecological impacts of your project, you could utilise ecology services including:

  • Ecological impact assessments which assess the potential impact of your project on habitats, species, and ecosystems.
  • Protected species surveys to identify any protected species that may be present on or near your site.
  • Mitigation strategies to protect sensitive habitats and species.
  • Biodiversity net gain – helping you to achieve biodiversity net gain on your project.


Archaeology services

Archaeology services include:

  • Archaeological desk studies which review historical records and other data to assess the archaeological potential of a site.
  • Archaeological field surveys to identify any archaeological features that may be present on a site.
  • Archaeological excavations to recover artifacts and information about the past.
  • Archaeological impact assessments to assess the potential impact of your project on archaeological remains.


Landfill services

  • Site selection and design: you can receive advice on the selection and design of landfill sites.
  • Permitting: you can receive help to obtain the necessary permits for landfill operations.
  • Site management to help you with the management and operation of landfill sites.
  • Closure and remediation ensuring landfill sites are closed in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Slope stability assessment

  • Geotechnical investigations can assess the ground conditions and identify any potential slope stability hazards.
  • Risk assessments can assess the risk of slope failure using the data collected from geotechnical investigations.
  • Mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of slope failure.


Coal mining investigation and remediation

  • Desk studies: historical records and other data (including consultants coal mining reports as issued by the Coal Authority) are reviewed, to assess the potential stability and environmental impacts of coal mining.
  • Site investigations: these are conducted to identify potential stability and environmental hazards associated with coal mining.
    Risk assessments: data collected from site investigations can be assessed to determine the risks to human health, infrastructure and the environment posed by any potential hazards.
  • Remediation strategies: If any potential hazards are identified, remediation strategies to mitigate the risks can be developed.

Employing Igne as your technical advisor is a valuable investment for your project. We provide you with expertise, knowledge, experience, and objectivity, and help you avoid problems, save time and money, and ensure that your project is completed successfully.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your project’s progression.