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Land quality issues have a significant impact on everyone. From property values and the safety of children in our homes and schools, through to the impacts on construction costs and the ability to mitigate the climate crisis. The nature of the soil and groundwater beneath our feet has a huge influence on everyday life.

MHB Consultants newly established Land Quality Services discipline works in tandem with our established civil, geotechnical and surveying teams to provide a full range of ground and development related services to existing and new clients.

The department is led by Andrew McCusker, a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Specialist in Land Condition, and Suitably Qualified Person with more than 30 years’ relevant industry experience. Andrew has assisted a range of Clients on a number of landmark projects including the Falkirk Wheel, Granton Gasworks Regeneration, HS2 and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

The Land Quality Services team will provide pragmatic and evidence-based assessment of soil and groundwater quality issues to meet our Clients’ requirements in line with our common practice goal to provide practical solutions to save money for our clients.


Phase I (Desktop) Studies

Phase II Intrusive Geoenvironmental Site Investigations

Environmental Data

Review and Reporting

Site Remediation and


Waste characterisation and classification

Environmental Risk Assessment

Cost Benefit Analysis

Portfolio review services

Site Sale and Transfer

Strategy Review

Environmental planning support


Key Contact


Andy McCusker


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