Contaminated land

AMEC is a leader in the provision of innovative and cost effective site characterisation and remediation services. Our client base includes holders of some of the most contaminated portfolios in the UK, within both the private and public sectors. We provide clients with certainty in their required outcomes when it comes to complex contaminated land issues. Our track record of authoring guidance and risk assessment models for regulators puts us in a unique position of offering our commercial clients technically robust solutions, which are likely to achieve regulatory approval, whilst at the same time take account of timescale, end cost certainty and future liabilities.

Contaminated land

We have the ability to combine our contaminated land service alongside other key client requirements to form a strong multi-disciplinary team focused on the client’s required end product. 

The variety of project sizes and types we have worked on is considerable – ranging from small due diligence desk studies to multi-million pound remediation schemes, including:

Initial site appraisal

High level appraisal of multi sites/portfolios

Transaction support (sales and vend)

Site investigation

Geoenvironmental assessments in support of site development/town planning

Phase 2 assessments for private landowners and regulators

Liability assessments

Soil vapour surveys and assessments

Surface and subsurface geophysical surveys

Experience with a broad range of contaminants such as chlorinated solvents, MTBE, PCBs, creosote, pesticides, arsenic, chromium, coal tar, chemical agents, radionuclides

Detailed assessment of contamination in the water environment (groundwater, surface water)

In depth expertise in assessment of high profile contaminated sites such as chemical, gasworks and military sites

Risk assessment

Human health risk assessment

Ecological risk assessment

Groundwater risk assessment

Radiological risk assessment

Remedial design, engineering and delivery

Remediation strategy and options appraisal

Outline and detailed remediation design

Sustainability and cost benefit analysis

Contract/specification development

Tender management and assessment

Client agent, resident engineer, remediation supervisor and site chemist roles

Validation and verification reporting

CDM co-ordinator

QS services

Project management

Engagement with specialist insurers


Other services

Third party review

Environmental due diligence

Expert witness and land tribunal support

Brownfield development assessment

Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

Geographical information systems (GIS)

Regulator negotiation

Permit application/surrender

Stakeholder communication plans

Construction management


Our customers

AMEC's strong track record in contaminated land work has been built through developing strong and lasting relationships with clients such as:

National Grid Properties

Defence Infrastructure Organisation (formerly Defence Estates)

Home & Communities Agency







Redrow (Harrow Estates)

Environment Agency

Sefton Council


Our capabilities in detail

For more detail on related skills and experience, download the capability statement below (PDF):

Contaminated Land


Further details

To discuss how AMEC's contaminated land team can meet the needs of your business, please contact Walter Robertson on 01743 342705, or email

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