Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Geotechnical Framework

CampbellReith is delighted to be appointed to Southend-on-Sea’s three-year geotechnical framework 

For the next three years our geotechnical team will be providing expert advice on the management of the Borough’s soft cliff coastline to protect residents, property, infrastructure and valuable public amenities.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council lies on the north side of the Thames Estuary and is home to the longest pier in the world.  Heavily urbanised, the Borough’s tourism and leisure activities form a vital part of Southend’s economy. It is home to a number of cliffs that provide public access to over 170,000 residents. The areas covered by the cliffs include Belton Hills Nature Reserve and parts of the Belton Hills, Old Leigh, The Leas and Clifftown conservation areas.   

Our geotechnical engineers will carry out regular inspections of the entire soft cliff frontage and provide a risk rating. We will be advising the Borough on the need to undertake investigation, assessment and remedial works. Services include the design and procurement of surveys and intrusive ground investigations, slope stability assessments and the design of remedial measures. We will also assist the Borough with applications for funding and more widely in maintaining other geotechnical structures and infrastructure within Southend-on-Sea.   

Critical to the success of this framework is accuracy and a responsible approach. In addition to our geotechnical expertise, CampbellReith brings experience gained from our longstanding frameworks with other local authorities in areas such as dealing with public concerns, ensuring transparent and auditable services and recommendations, and providing value for money.