Geotechnical Consultancy Services

On 1st December 2020, CTS completed the acquisition of the largest independent geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy, Card Geotechnics Ltd (CGL). This strengthened and enhanced our position within the UK and Ireland geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy market.

With headquarters in Godalming, Surrey and around 70 staff, operating from 6 other regional offices across the UK and Ireland, CGL is a multi-award winning, market leading geo technical, engineering and environment consultancy providing innovative and pragmatic ground engineering solutions. They have a long history working as specialist advisors to design and construction teams across residential, commercial, infrastructure and energy sectors, supporting on both temporary and permanent works challenges.

This acquisition represented the largest deal to date by CTS and significantly enhances the capability of the organisation in this technically demanding sector. The philosophy of the CGL business matched that of CTS and as one, allows the business to continue to deliver high end, leading-edge consultancy, testing and groundwork services to both CTS and CGL customers.

CGL will maintain their brand identity which recognises the incredible talent of the CGL team and the strong client relationships developed over many years. Our teams work closely together to ensure a seamless integrated approach is taken no matter which discipline takes the lead.

To find out more about the services available, please visit the CGL website



We provide a complete ground risk management service, throughout the construction life-cycle, and have particular expertise in the infrastructure and property markets. Including: Rail, Road, Harbour, Utilities, Commercial & Residential.

Our geotechnical consultancy and investigation services include:

  • Geohazard Identification, Investigation & Management
  • Foundation Analysis
  • Earthworks Materials Assessment
  • Soil Stabilisation Design
  • Infiltration Drainage (SUDS) Testing & Analysis
  • Crane & Piling Mat Testing & Design
We use CTS for all our earthworks testing, CBRs, Plates, NDTs, soil sampling, concrete cube testing etc. We have known the team for over 10 years and given the level of service and commitment we have received from them we have no intentions of using anyone else for our requirements. DAVE NOTTINGHAM – G MORLEY LTD
Construction Testing
01302 352 652