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18 Feb

Lessons Learnt from Gunnislake, RGSC Annual Lecture 2019

Civil | Geotechnical

On Saturday 16th February, Dr. John Grimes presented The Annual Lecture at this year’s Royal Geological Society of Cornwall’s AGM.  The lecture was entitled: “Old Gunnislake Mine: The Collapses of 1992, Investigation, Remedial Works and Lessons Learnt”.  Dr Grimes summarised the events and causes of the catastrophic mine collapses.  Additionally, how we should learn from…

17 Dec

Tate St Ives, Cornwall – AWARD WINNER 2018

Awards | Civil | Geotechnical

The Tate St Ives project in Cornwall has received accolades from both the ICE and RIBA in their regional annual awards.  At the RIBA Awards, the project won both the RIBA South West Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018.  The project was awarded Winner of the Showcase Award at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018, with JGP…

09 Mar

Investigating lateral movement in historic wall

Civil | Hydrology & Flood Risk

Investigating lateral movement in historic wall for Padstow Harbour Commissioners. Data loggers were used to assess hydrostatic tidal lag. Civil Engineering Flood Risk

19 Jan

Quarry Works, Devon

Civil | Geotechnical

JGP have been involved in various Civil Engineering projects at quarry sites across Devon. Works have included upgrades to infrastructure (roads and services), new buildings and storage facilities. To facilitate these works, JGP have also carried out numerous Ground Investigations and feasibility studies to contribute to infrastructure upgrades. During 2015, JGP completed involvement in Phase…

06 Jan

Surface Water Management Strategy

Civil | Hydrology & Flood Risk

JGP are developing an outline surface water management strategy for the new Princetown Distillery on Dartmoor. The study will provide a sensitive design solution that works with the natural environment and considers flow paths from offsite water sources through the site. Crucially the sites surface water management solution will replicate the existing greenfield runoff characteristics…

12 Nov

Geotechnics Seminars

Civil | Environmental | Geotechnical | Hydrology & Flood Risk | Staff

JGP has carried out a series of seminars on behalf of of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) . On the 22nd of June 2016, JGP presented the first of the seminars at the Medieval Hall, Salisbury. Director Dr John Grimes and Associate Director Matthew Owen presented…

21 Aug

Preston Manor Clay Sheds – Phase 1


JGP have completed involvement in Phase 1 of Sibelco Europe’s Preston Manor clay storage shed construction. JGP acted as Civils Construction Project Manager, Civils Designer, as well as Contract Administrator. Time-lapse video of the Phase 1 works can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdUl-E3CMH4

14 Feb

Arsenic in Airborne Dust Seminar


The South West Regional Group (SWRG) of the Geological Society held a half-day seminar on “ Arsenic in Airborne Dust ” on 26th September 2014.  JGP organised the event on behalf of the SWRG together with support from Cornwall Council. The speakers and presentations included: · Rod Smith, Associate Director at JGP presented “Arsenic contaminated dust and significance…

13 Feb

Derriford Hospital Interchange


JGP has just completed a ground investigation for the new interchange and road widening scheme at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth on behalf of Amey PLC. The investigation provided an overview of the ground conditions, evaluated potential contamination and highlighted geotechnical issues relevant to the design of the road improvement and new retaining wall.  The works also…