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Phillip West

Phillip West

Regional Director

Tel: 01622 858545

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Richard Pennock


Tel: 01423 276000

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Geoff Faro

Geoff Faro


Tel: 01622 477999

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CGL provides value-added services to professionals in the rail industry by undertaking ground investigation, site inspection and design for all ground-related issues. We currently work with several major rail contractors and design consultants and have acted as Civil Engineers for a charitable railway trust for over ten years.

Our services include site investigations, site inspections, emergency works experience, value engineering, temporary works design checks, slope stability analyses, geotechnical design, contamination assessments, material management and experience in producing detailed designs to current Network Rail design standards within all GRIP phases including the production of Form A-C and 001-003 documents.

We conduct design reviews to value engineer solutions, offering alternative options during the design process or tender review stage. Our work can result in significant reductions in programme and cost. It may even provide an opportunity to speed up the approvals process if simpler engineering solutions can be adopted. We also undertake third-party design checks as part of the approvals process for Form A & B and 001 & 002 Approvals.

Part of The CTS Group
CGL is part of the wider CTS Group (Construction Testing Solutions) of companies that has extensive experience managing site investigations on rail infrastructure. As part of the CTS Group, CGL can provide a range of complementary services, including construction material testing, surveying and monitoring, rotary and cable percussion drilling and CPT rigs (tracked, wheeled, excavator-mounted, detachable rams, marine) of varying weights, sizes and specifications.

The combined expertise and knowledge within the Group provide a leading portfolio of services to the construction industry with offices and laboratories based across the UK and Ireland CGL can effectively provide a ‘one stop shop’ for our clients.

Our Expertise and Assurance
PTS training, CSCS Supervisor, HSG 47 and other health and safety courses are included in our expertise from engineer to director level. We have undertaken remediation of rail depots, provided geotechnical design for rail infrastructure, assisted on major infrastructure tenders and expedited work on stability assessments for cuttings and embankments as well as condition surveys.

CGL is certified under the Achilles UVDB scheme, accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and RISQS Approved. CGL is a member of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS).

Some of our Rail clients:

CGL Infrastructure Sector Client - Osborne
CGL Infrastructure Sector Client - Volter Fitzpatrick - Link
CGL Rail Infrastructure Sector Client - Babcock Rail - Link

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