A new century sees major rebranding for the business. In 2001, the company name changes to Harrison Group Environmental Limited.


This reflects changes in the marketplace, with increasing demand for geoenvironmental assessment and advice, as more and more developments are being built on marginal and contaminated land.


To manage new work more effectively, three departments are created:

Harrison Geotechnical Engineering

Harrison Environmental Consulting

Harrison Testing Services



At the same time head office in Norwich undergoes complete refurbishment to cater for additional staff and the new departments.


Harrison is now able to offer clients a wide range of geotechnical, geoenvironmental and environmental consulting services to cover changes in market requirements and environmental legislation.


Our soils testing laboratory – originally part of head office – is relocated to larger, purposely adapted facility, at Alston Road in Norwich, creating more office space for the growing engineering team.


Soon after this we gain UKAS accreditation and are able to offer a comprehensive range of soil and rock testing to.


New MD for Harrison Group

After a number of years with Harrison Group, Steve Williams is appointed Managing Director; David Harrison moves away from the day to day running of the company and becomes Chairman.

Selected Case Studies – UK

Olympic Park

Harrison completes £3.75M investigation across the Olympic Park area.
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Palm Paper

Environmental Impact assessment for major German paper recycling plant.
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Solar Farms – Scotland

Coordinated investigations in Scotland of 6 sites over 2 weeks to meet planning deadline.
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Greenwich Peninsula

Investigation with cable percussive and rotary drilling of Greenwich Peninsula.
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Great Yarmouth

With a history of devastating floods, quay walls are upgraded to protect Gt. Yarmouth.
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Phased investigation by Wembley Stadium for major regeneration project.
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Selected Case Studies – International

Olen – Belgium

Investigation of stockpiles containing radioactive waste, with support from the Belgian environmental regulatory body.
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Egnatia Motorway – Greece

Deep hole rotary investigation to depths of 120m prior to the excavation of the Thessaly Panagia road tunnel.
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Misurata – Libya

In association with its’ Libyan partners, Harrison is contracted to undertake an offshore EIA and pre-seismic survey.
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Salina Coast Road – Malta

Harrison engaged to supervise site investigations, carry out ground modelling and develop geotechnical design.
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UK Offices


Harrison’s head office is in Norwich and the same building has been occupied since 1980(?).


To cope with increasing staff numbers, the soil testing laboratory moves to a new facility in 2001, allowing the company engineers and consultants to occupy the whole building.






In 2000 Harrison’s Redhill office moves to Sugar House Lane in Stratford, London to work closely with London Analytical Laboratories.


After two further moves in London and continued expansion, the office is now located in Enfield.






Harrison Group Environmental builds on its reputation for providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental services for clients in the Cambridge area by opening a new office in the city in January 2016.


The new office is open for business from 1st January 2016 and will be headed up by Principal Engineer Jon Archer.




In Short

Tracked Machines

Harrison adds tracked machines to its small works armoury.

This adds greater versatility to site work and means that dynamic penetration testing and window sampling projects are carried out with greater efficiency on more challenging sites.


Quality Assurance

Harrison gains certification for its quality and environmental assurance systems through ISOQAR to: BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems and BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems.

Also its geotechnical testing laboratory gains accredition to IEN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).


Harrison Aids Farmers

Harrison offers help and advice to farmers involved with the intensive rearing of pigs and poultry, affected by the new IPPC – Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control – legislation, to obtain new operating permits.

Abattoirs are also affected and Harrison specialises in working with clients to succesfully obtain their permits.


Harrison Looks to the Future

With staff levels now in excess of 50, and with its reputation of high quality and excellent service, Harrison is looking to expand into new areas of the UK.

Following the success of its new Cambridge office, the company will continue to expand with the opening of additional regional facilities.


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