Phase 2 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Assessment (Ground Investigation)

Site Investigation

Design and supervision

Trial Pitting and Boreholes

Window Sampling and Dynamic Probing

Openhole and Cored Rotary Drilling

Geomorphological and Geological Studies


Geophysical Investigation including Ground Penetrating Radar

Tracing of Utilities

On-Site Gas Monitoring

Laboratory Testing at MCERTS Accredited Facilities including WAC testing

Site Waste Management Plans

Foundation design

Bearing Strata and Capacity


Foundations Types

Piling and Ground Improvement

Site stability and remedial works

Settlement Diagnosis

Grouting and Underpinning

Soil Stabilisation and Ground Improvement

Retaining Walls and Ground Anchors

Earthworks and Ground Treatment

Quarrying and mining

Past mining activity

Ground investigation

Stabilisation of old workings

Capping of mine shafts

Subsidence calculations


Groundwater supply potential and quality

Exploitation of resources

Groundwater control and dewatering

Water well design and construction

Industrial discharge, pollution and treatment

Advice on Source Protection and Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ)


Case History

Client:   British Library
Location:  Boston Spa, West Yorkshire
Services:  Ground investigation, Geotechnical Design and Supervision
Overall Project Value:  £26m
Completion: 2011

The British Library’s £26m Additional Storage Building (ASB) provides the British Library with additional storage capacity for seven million items from the UK national collection.

Michael D Joyce Associates LLP provided the full geotechnical design consultancy for this project as part of the Design and Build process.