Nicholls Colton – About Us

Gathering specialist Engineering & Environmental data since 1965

About us

For over 50 Years the Nicholls Colton Group has been providing specialist engineering & environmental data to the UK construction industry.

Operating both in the field and in the laboratory, it is our mission to gather data of the highest quality for the benefit of our clients and for the world we live in.

Each and every day, we work hard to prove our flair, our integrity, our customer commitment and our value for money, and in this way, it is our vision that we will be among the most sought-after specialist data providers to the UK construction industry.

Our Core Values are at the heart of all that we do:

  • Safety – first & foremost   
  • Customers – always satisfied
  • Quality – highest standards
  • Integrity – never compromised
  • Teamwork – always collaborative  
  • Innovation – thinking with flair

With over 100 staff including civil and environmental engineers, geologists, technicians and chemists, the Nicholls Colton Group is thriving and ready to assist on any construction project.

We operate in the Brownfield, Commercial, Energy, Environmental Science, Highway, Housing, Maintenance, Rail, Utility and Recycling sectors, and we offer the following services:

  1. Asbestos – testing & identification
  2. Bridges – specialist testing
  3. Buildings – specialist testing
  4. Contaminated Land – desk studies, investigations, testing, validation, consultancy
  5. Drainage – surveys
  6. Environmental Monitoring – dust, noise, vibration and more
  7. Ground Investigation – trial pits, boreholes, soakaways, geotechnical reports, consultancy
  8. Highways – specialist testing
  9. UKAS and MCERTS Laboratory – soils, water, gas, leachate, concrete, contaminated land and more
  10. On-Site – specialist field testing eg. plate bearing, CBR, core-cutting
  11. Surveys – drainage via cctv, topographic, paint, coating and more
  12. Waste – leachate testing, EWC codes, Waste Classification, consultancy
  13. Water – specialist testing