Parson’s North, Westminster


The Parson’s North project will redevelop an underused parcel of land with a paved podium and underground car park in a great location in Westminster, into a 20-storey residential block with a garden courtyard and spaces for shops. The site is located on the Edgware Rd in Maida Vale.


Our brief was to scope and obtain a detailed unexploded ordnance report, review the previous desktop studies and site investigation reports and provide a current phase 1 contaminated land desktop study with conceptual model, risk assessments and recommendations.

Photograph by kind permission of David Miller Architects and Photon Studios

Thames Oil Port

The site is a former oil refinery and the same stringent fire precautions remain in place, this necessitated the use of flame and heat resistant overalls in addition to the usual ppe.

The purpose of this testing is to provide information for decision making in relation to retention or removal of excavation arising or any other spoil from site. We supervised and monitored a total of six trail pits mechanically excavated across the site. Trial pits were taken down to a depth of up to 1.50m.


A total of twelve near surface samples were collected from several locations across the site at depths of up to 1.50m. The soil was monitored on site with a photo-ionisation detector (PID) to identify any elevated levels of volatile compounds and assist in sample selection.






Drone surveys

If your project site covers a large area you will need an aerial view. We can provide this view using our survey drone.

Below is a video of a large site (9.13 ha) using our survey drone. This video was used in the desktop study to assess the entire site, taking the pictures and films our client needed.

Being a future-facing company we choose to invest in new technologies enabling us to provide you with the best quality services.