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Earth Environmental and Geotechnical South East Office
Geotechnical Consultant South East Office
Last month Earth Environmental & Geotechnical South East Office opened, providing a full range of geotechnical and environmental consultancy services across Kent, Sussex, and the South East of England.
The team has already been busy completing radon surveys, phase 1 desk studies, and site investigations in the area. The South East has some of the highest numbers of new build developments in the country, with numerous infrastructure, residential, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy developments. The new Maidstone branch as the South East Regional Office is ideally placed for the M20 and providing Geotechnical and Environmental services throughout the South East Region. This additional regional office will enhance Earth Environmental & Geotechnical’s nationwide coverage with offices in Scotland, North East, North West, South, South West and Wales.
The recent updates to the radon potential maps produced by UKHSA and BGS, have seen areas of the south east move to higher radon risk ratings with some bands of elevated radon potential at the maximum 30%. Notable areas at potential risk include Folkestone, along the South coast from Worthing to Brighton and inland areas such as Sevenoaks and Maidstone.
Radon surveys and Radon Monitoring in these areas are an essential part of risk assessment for property owners, property developers, employers, and the public sector (including schools and education providers).
The environmental challenges presented by the geology in the south of England include the Kent Coalfield, a large surface coal resource area stretching eastwards from Canterbury into the Channel. This area contains abandoned surface mines and small, isolated spots marked as Development High Risk Areas.