CGL is a provider of expert advice and design solutions to ground-related issues for residential developers. We develop value-engineered solutions that often turn marginally viable developments on difficult sites into profitable opportunities.

Our Residential Sector Services

We work collaboratively with residential site developers as well as their design and construction teams. As independent geotechnical and geoenvironmental specialists, we can provide you with a technically detailed assessment and analysis and pragmatic recommendations unbiased by in-house and cross-selling interests. CGL has supported residential developers and their advisors in this way since we were established in 1994.

We apply our full range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering skills to provide complete, and often unique, solutions to our client’s problems.

Since 1994, our expert team at CGL has been providing support to thousands of developers, landowners, and development projects, including:

  • Private residential Developments
  • Social Housing Developments

Our regional expertise enables us to guide you on local issues, for example, gypsum dissolution in Yorkshire, mining in the north and southwest, chalk in many areas, and deep basement projects in urban areas – especially London.

Residential Sector Processes

Our involvement includes:

  • Initial Due Diligence And Feasibility Studies 
  • Identifying Liabilities And Development Constraints  
  • Investigation
  • Design
  • Construction Supervision

Sites for residential development may have historic contamination or have stability issues that need to be addressed for both safe development and to maximise asset values. In such cases, CGL’s experience in brownfield land development and remediation of contamination allows holistic ground solutions to be developed.

Expert Advice and Design Engineers 

CGL’s expertise in risk assessment and negotiation with regulators is often used to promote practical and environmentally robust solutions that give confidence to all parties with differing commercial, technical, and regulatory perspectives.

Similarly, our understanding of ground engineering, our use of appropriate complex technical analysis, and our strengths in designing innovative temporary works solutions often lead to developments providing enhanced returns on investment.

Why Choose CGL?

At CGL, we are the go-to choice for expert advice and innovative design solutions addressing ground-related issues. We have a proven track record of turning challenging sites into profitable opportunities through our expert engineering solutions. 

We have a long history dating back to 1994 in delivering technically detailed assessments and insights and excel in historical contamination and stability issues.

We are experts in risk assessment, and regulatory negotiations and foster confidence among stakeholders leading to enhanced investment in residential developments.

Our esteemed clients in the Residential Sector

Residential Sector Related Projects