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Geo-environmental specialist continues expansion

Geo-environmental consultancy Roberts Environmental has committed to a lease on industrial premises at i8 Lynnwood on Westgate Road in Newcastle to support its continued growth.

The Newcastle-headquartered firm, which has a head office on Grey Street and a second office in London, has doubled in size over the last 18-months.

The firm, which was established in 2012 by Jeff Roberts, now has 8 full-time members of staff and says it achieved its highest turnover to date in its last financial year.

Roberts Environmental, which provides environmental advice and solutions for developers, investors and banks, will use the storage space on Westgate road to house the company’s specialist equipment and undertake the ex-situ geotechnical assessment of soils.

Jeff Roberts, managing director at Roberts Environmental said: “The new workshop will provide a centralised storage area in an accessible location which is in close proximity to our head office. The location provides easy access onto the A1 for staff heading out on site to deliver our services. The additional space will allow us to invest in further specialist equipment for our site investigation work, helping us to grow further. We have already added to our vehicle fleet thanks to the extra space.”

The geo-environmental consultancy announced earlier this year that it had won a series of new contracts across the South of England following the opening of its London office, citing increased demand in the residential, healthcare and food retail sectors.

The firm also works extensively throughout the North East on behalf of clients including Lidl, Anchor Care Homes, CBRE Global Investors, Columbia Threadneedle, HB Projects and Gleeson Homes.

Mr Roberts added: “Over the past 18-months we have invested heavily in the business including new staff recruitment, the refurbishment of our Grey Street office, expansion into new geographical areas and now leasing additional workshop space. This investment allows us to further improve our service offering to our clients, ensuring we are in a strong position to satisfy increasing demand.”