Environmental Engineering

Launched in 2004, our environmental expertise allows our clients to unlock the potential of sites, as we tailor our outputs to their risk profile and quantify the hidden risks from contamination. 

We support our clients by providing due diligence and environmental risk assessments. This includes:

  • Phase 1 desk-top studies

  • Phase 2 intrusive geo-environmental investigations

  • Qualitative and quantitative site risk assessment

  • Remediation strategies, plus their implementation and validation

  • Contract administration of remediation works

  • Emergency response and remediation services

Land Reclamation

Land Reclamation

We have extensive experience in designing, implementing, supervising and validating site remedial works to provide our clients with practical economic strategies whilst fulfilling regulatory requirements. Speak to us about: 

  • Remediation strategies

  • Reclamation works method statements

  • Materials management plans

  • Reclamation works contract administration

  • Reclamation works implementation

  • Remediation validation and certification

  • Post reclamation monitoring

Audits & Emergency Response

Audits & Emergency Response

We provide due diligence and risk assessments for:

  • Prospective land purchases and sales

  • Potentially contaminated land in receivership

  • Current site use

  • Emergency response and containment services

  • Emergency or contingency strategy plans.

The assessment of risks and contingency strategy plans include site management compliance issues, contaminated land and asbestos. 

We act on behalf of a range of clients including large industrial corporations, transportation providers, receivers, development companies and individual house owners.

Materials Management Planning

Materials Management Planning

We generate Materials Management Plans, the vital tool that enables developers to bypass the need for an Environment Agency environmental permit or exemption from waste management licensing regulations. By implementing this plan, we support our clients in avoiding often time-consuming and cumbersome process of applying for these permits or exemptions.

At Curtins, we adhere to the CL:Aire Development Industry Code of Practice, which defines a materials management plan. This plan empowers developers to reuse both natural soils and made-ground, whether contaminated or otherwise. The benefits are twofold: significant cost savings and a more sustainable approach that reduces traffic movement.

With a number of people in our team registered as a CL:Aire qualified person, we are able to act as independent assessors of Materials Management Plans to comply with the requirements of the Environment Agency.

We are a Member of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) with recognised practitioners covering both specialisms.


Our Environmental Projects

11&12 Wellington Place, Leeds

11 & 12 Wellington Place is a 12-storey office building that forms part of the 140,000sqm mixed-use development in central Leeds.

11&12 Wellington Place, Leeds

Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals

Large-scale reconfiguration of the Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals.

Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals

St Albans Student Accommodation
Student Accommodation

A student residency for Select Property Group as part of the Vita Student Brand.

St Albans Student Accommodation

Grahame Park (Heybourne Park)

Regeneration of a 1960s housing estate to provide new homes and local shops.

Grahame Park (Heybourne Park)

Acton Gardens London: Phase 8.2

Neighbourhood regeneration to provide affordable homes on traditional tree-lined streets.

Acton Gardens London: Phase 8.2

Carnegie School of Sport
Higher Education

A 90,000sqft teaching centre that cater for more than 1,600 students, with five lecture theatres and around 40 research and teaching laboratories.

Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University

Our Approach



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Our innovative approach to due diligence, pre-planning and other development services.

What Our Clients Say

Curtins are true team players and are always proactive in suggesting solutions to help both us as the client and the rest of the team. We would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects are commissions.

Further Reading

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20th Feb 24

Emma Scholes Published in Ground Engineering Magazine

Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer, Emma Scholes has had her latest article published, showcasing the earthworks trials undertaken on a backfilled opencast colliery site in Derbyshire.

Emma Scholes
15th Feb 24

Alex Vogt leads our Transport Planning and Environmental Specialisms

Board Director, Alex Vogt brings his experience of leading Curtins' Transport Planning team to our Environmental specialism.

Alex Vogt
19th Jan 24

Curious Curtins: Uncovering the Secrets of Charity-Shop Bookends

Dr Samuel Grainger Ph.D. shares the fascinating backstory of two humble-looking bookends, discovered in a local charity shop.

Sam Grainger Bookends