Who we are

Northpoint was founded in 2018 with the aim of providing a fresh and innovative approach to site investigation. The Northpoint engineering team has over 30 years experience of delivering comprehensive ground investigation within both public and private sector organisations. The team prides itself on having an intricate understand of the industry having worked within a variety of sectors in the built environment.

Innovative Geoenvironmental Engineering Solutions

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental investigation is where your build begins. Northpoint will support you in planning your development from the ground up using our specialist knowledge of environments, geotechnical engineering, land contamination and remediation. We are driven through knowledge, science and innovation.

We strive to find the latest technology and the most innovative methods to help you to achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on providing a cost-effective and pragmatic engineering solution to meet your geotechnical and geoenvironmental needs.

Northpoint work with industry regulators to ensure we are providing outstanding services and the utmost care to your project. We work above and beyond industry standards so that we continue to be a leading consultancy. As an organisation, Northpoint conducts its work across all corners of the United Kingdom with offices based in the North East, West Midlands and Scotland.

Our work has taken us across the nation and we are proud to say that we have worked on projects that have given joy to their communities and added to the rich landscape. We take immense pride in our work in watching a project reach completion. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the British landscape through our ground engineering and high-quality earth science services.

Our existing client base extends across a number of industry sectors, and includes several local authorities, house builders and civil engineering practices through to large corporate organisations. Regardless of the size and scale of your project, the team at Northpoint can provide a bespoke, dedicated yet cost-effective service.

"It is rewarding to see the completion of a project and enhancement to a community knowing you have played a small part! "

Stephen Telford, Northpoint Director

What we do

We have a large range of ground engineering services, which can be separated into the following categories: Phase I: Desk Study, Phase II: Ground Investigation and Remediation & Validation. We also offer bespoke Design Consultancy services.

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Survey
  • Geological Assessment
  • Coal Mining Risk Assessments
  • Contaminated Land Report
  • Validation Report
  • Part2A Investigation
  • Gas Membrane Validation
  • Earthworks Assessment
  • Remediation Strategies
  • Soil Investigation
  • Geotechnical Engineering

For further information please explore our Services section or contact the team.

"Delivering excellence is our job"

Matthew Robson, Northpoint Director

Why we are different

Our values are based on the three pillars of Sustainability.

  • Economic – committed to continued professional development and training
  • Environmental – reducing carbon footprint through local partnerships and a sustainable way of thinking
  • Social – sourcing suppliers and contractors from the local geographic area

Our aim is to make only a positive contribution to communities and the environment. We work with our partners to ensure that the three pillars of sustainability are met with every project we are involved in.

Our partnerships with public sector organisations, local businesses and individuals are paramount to our work, and we seek to share our success through collaboration and community spirit.

Health and Safety is at the forefront of our minds, from the design stages through to project completion. Our role revolves around keeping your build personnel and site safe for all. Every final decision will consider safety first and foremost.

At Northpoint we go beyond the industry minimum requirement, with continued commitment to external accreditation via RISQS and confidential Health and Safety reporting with CIRAS. Northpoint has also attained Acclaim Accreditation and Gold Standard with Constructionline.

"The quality of Northpoints work and advice (whether reporting, attending project meetings or dealing with complex queries) is both prompt and highly comprehensive. I would not hesitate to recommend Northpoints services to others outside of the area."

Jackie Hutchinson, Head of Laboratory Services, Middlesbrough Council

Our engineering teams hold individual professional memberships with the Institution of Civil Engineers & The Geological Society of London. We also have links to the Geological Society & The Science Council through chartership.

Northpoint also have various professional affiliations, accrediations and qualifications.

Meet Our Experts

The core management team

Stephen Telford

BSc (Hons) PGCE MSc MISoilSci CGeol CSci FGS

Director of Environmental Engineering

Matthew Robson

BEng (Hons) IEng, MICE, FGS

Director of Geotechnical Engineering

Our Services