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05 Feb

USSHER Society conference 2020

Environmental | Geotechnical

At the beginning of January, Dr John Grimes and Matthew Owen attended the 59th Annual Ussher Society conference. The three-day conference for geoscientists with an interest in South-west England and related areas, included a field excursion day and two days of presentations. Dr Grimes delivered a presentation on Coastal instability in South West England – Triggers,…

22 Oct

Dartmoor Society Debate 2018 – Yennadon Quarry

Environmental | Geotechnical

JGP were pleased to participate in the Dartmoor Society Debate 2018 on Saturday 20th October. The topic for discussion was “Are We Using Dartmoor’s Stone Resources Wisely?”. Andrea Robertson, Associate Director at JGP presented a talk on ‘Yennadon Quarry: continuing Dartmoor’s tradition of supplying building stone’. Other speakers included Mike Barr (independent geologist), who presented…

15 Apr

South West Contaminated Land Forum

Environmental | Geotechnical

Two of JGP’s geo-environmental specialists are on the committee of the South West Contaminated Land Forum (SWCLF), which meets quarterly, along with other regional consultants and local authority environmental health officers. One of the primary aims of the forum is to put together a protocol for dealing with arsenic in the Southwest of England, which…

22 Jul

Atmos Totnes: The Community Right to Build Order

Environmental | Geotechnical | Hydrology & Flood Risk | News

Atmos is a community-led development project that will be redeveloping the derelict industrial Dairy Crest site near Totnes station. The redevelopment includes housing and enterprise space led by the Totnes Community Development Society. JGP are pleased to be part of the design team which have produced the draft Community Right to Build Order. South Hams…

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…

27 Mar

Our Consultancy Services

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

John Grimes Partnership are a significant local, geotechnical, environmental, transportation and engineering design consultancy established some 26 years ago. We have experience of working closely with clients, architects and planning consultants to provide specialist advice throughout the development and implementation of housing projects by assisting with the scoping, option feasibility, planning, detailed design and construction…

06 Feb

Extreme weather in Devon & Cornwall


After the recent news events regarding the extreme weather in the South West of England, it prompted JGP to recall one of our past jobs. In 1990 following severe storms, JGP carried out seawall repairs at various locations across Devon and Cornwall. Initially concrete filled sandbags on their own, even when spiked together, did not cope with the continuing…

05 Jun

Plot A1, Millbay

Environmental | Geotechnical

Piling has started at Plot A1, Millbay, which is part of the Millbay regeneration area in Plymouth.  JGP carried out the pile design to support the luxury town houses and apartments following detailed environmental and geotechnical site investigations on this plot. Geotechnical / Environmental Investigations

01 Sep

Millendreath Regeneration

Environmental | Geotechnical

JGP are involved in major development proposals which will regenerate the small coastal community of Millendreath, Cornwall. Our services have included desktop environmental and ground investigation reports, including geotechnical assessment of the coastal slopes. We have also undertaken detailed flood risk assessments including river modelling, wave analysis and coastal erosion assessment. Our engineers are involved…