We offer site investigation contracting with factual reporting, cross consultancy services.

Geotechnical  Consultancy

Geotechnical Consultancy

Geotechnical risk is one of the main considerations developers and engineers need to manage in order to deliver a successful project.

In-situ Testing  Earthworks

In-situ Testing Earthworks

Working closely with the laboratory and the consultancy teams, we specialise in working with contractors delivering the placement of engineered fill.

Laboratory  Testing

Laboratory Testing

Our modern testing facilities paired with qualified and experienced staff enables our clients to choose independent testing services, or testing as part of the overall site investigation package.

Contaminated Land

Contaminated Land

Our investigations range from Phase 1 reports, developing the conceptual site model to detailed quantitative risk assessments.



South West Geotechnical Ltd works within a wide variety of sectors.Clicking here will take you to case studies, by sector type, that demonstrate our capabilities and innovative approach.



Tiverton, Devon

Heathcoat Cricket Club


The old cricket pavilion at Heathcoat Cricket Club, Tiverton, was built by John Heathcoat for the club in 19xx, for the princely sum of £ s d.  Sadly, this structure, although having served the club and wider community well for over xx decades, was becoming rather tired, and simply beyond yet another facelift.


So the scene was set for a resolute and energetic Committee to galvanise their club and pave the way for a brand new structure.


The club is set within the National Trust owned Knightshayes Estate,  and with the backdrop to the north of ancient woodland has panoramic views to the south over rolling mid-Devon countryside.  It is within this setting that it was decided to aim for the most sustainable and aesthetically desirable building as possible, and constructed almost entirely from timber harvested from the Estate’s own woodland. 



Heathcoat Cricket Club       Heathcoat Cricket Club




SWG, whose senior Director John Hall is also Fixtures Secretary at the club, helped out with numerous geotechnical issues associated with the new pavilion. These included:



  • Foundation and floor design on shrinkable clays affected by large trees
  • Soakaway testing for new foul and surface drainage systems
  • Deep borehole for new water supply
  • Groundsource drilling for new heatpump system



Cricket Club



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