About Us

Company Vision

Our aim is to provide quality site investigation (Cone Penetration Testing) for our clients with good, friendly customer service and produce detailed reports tailored to our clients’ requirements. Our focus is always on our clients’ needs for their investigation and we always work closely with them to ensure that the fieldwork is completed accurately, the right equipment is utilised to gather the necessary data and the reporting matches required specifications. We also strive to be at the forefront of in situ technology with a developing range of specialist cones and probes and an expanding range of CPT rigs.

Our Approach

In Situ Site Investigation are able to provide Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) services and ground survey services throughout a wide geographical area. Though based in the UK, we undertake many of our projects overseas.  Click here to see a range of recent CPT case studies.

Quality is ensured by using the newest digital technology with the most advanced cones, operated by experienced well-trained staff that care about what they do. We use the newest and most advanced CPT equipment in the industry. We are the first company in the UK to use a digital cone system, improving the quality and increasing the potential for cone technology. We also have some of the most advanced cones available, including the video cone and soil moisture cone. It is not just the cone equipment that we look to use and keep the most advanced, but our rigs as well. All of our rigs provide a clean and safe working environment for our staff and clients.

Competitive Rates:
At In Situ, we pride ourselves on offering competitive rates and many value added services. Our aim is never to be beaten on “value for money” for our services and we welcome all sized tenders. We understand that getting quotes and prices together for tenders is a deal clinching process. Delays in the tendering process may result in the loss of projects and future work. We aim to return all tenders and price enquires by the end of the working day by email or within 24 hours of us receiving it.

Our History

In Situ Site Investigation was founded in 2008 by Managing Director Darren Ward with our first rig, CPT001, the Volvo which is still going strong today. The company grew steadily over the years based on a strong client focus and this enabled it to branch out into other areas of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) such as pressuremeter, marine, rail and environmental.

2018 was a landmark year and saw In Situ Site Investigation celebrate its 10th Year! We are proud of how the company has grown over the years and perhaps the key thing that stands us apart from the others is the fact that we started so small and we always remember the hard work and determination that got us to where we are today. We appreciate every client, respect every project, take pride in our work and always aim to provide the best possible service however or wherever each job take us.

Our Team

Meet our hardworking, friendly team of field, technical and office staff, pictured in June 2022 at Formula Fast, Milton Keynes for one of our internal staff training days.



At In Situ Site Investigation, we pride ourselves on our interaction with the local community, academic community and geotechnical community since the business started in 2008. We are sponsors of local clubs and often engage with schools as well as supporting various charity events.

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Working Since 2008

Quality Testing
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