About

About

About

Removing Risk, Reducing Cost and Adding Value

The LK Group is a multidisciplinary geoenvironmental and engineering consultancy, and specialist contractor. We work nationally from four UK offices and we are all about removing risk, reducing cost and adding value on sites.

We really know our stuff

Think of us as a collection of technical specialists, working hard as a team to solve the problems and challenges that you encounter leading up to planning and beyond. We will simplify complex regulation and deliver a holistic service. You will benefit from one point of contact and practical, cost-effective solutions, in one seamless process.

Local authority Regulators listen to us

With decades of technical expertise behind us, including ex-local authority Contaminated Land Officers within our team, we understand the planning system inside out. We use the right language and our ideas are readily approved by the Regulators.

We unlock land and accelerate development

If you want to unlock land, we can help. If you thought your site was undevelopable, think again. Through our desk-based site investigation and risk assessment service, we can quantify or remove the risk from your site, fixing or reducing abnormal costs from the start. Through clever earthworks modelling, we can reduce unnecessary land remediation and help you to achieve a profitable development.

Good quality consultancy will save you time and money

We know that good quality consultancy always pays off in the end. Where you inherit site investigation work carried out by others and the prospect of excessive remediation, we can apply our own expertise and interrogate the reports, to improve the chances of a profitable development.

Our in-house consultancy services will get projects moving forward.

Our geoenvironmental consultancy provides the backbone for our in-house specialist contracting division.

From consultancy to contractor, everything we do is in-house. We can make a real difference to your developments, even before they are out of the ground.

We’ve been developing longstanding, collaborative  relationships with our clients for over 20 years and are proud of the large and diverse client base we have built.

Our clients include:

  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • House Builders
  • Housing Associations
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Local Authorities and Government Organisations
  • International Organisations

We are based across the UK, with offices in Manchester, London, Liverpool and Glasgow.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Conor Leyden
Managing Director

BSc(Hons), MAPM

Conor’s background is as a qualified Building Surveyor and Project Manager. He has worked in the project and construction management industry for over 20 years.

Conor was a Project Manager for a large construction consultancy in the UK for 10 years and in 2005, he joined a leading project management company in Sydney, Australia as Associate Director.

Patrick (PJ) Leyden
Co Founder and Chairman

Pj has a wealth of experience in a number of sectors including engineering, construction, and land remediation and has a passion for increasing land value.

PJ has grown the LK Group from its inception in 1997 into a respected multi disciplinary engineering and environmental business helping developers, main contractors and the public sector make the most out of their property assets.   His passion for solving complex and technical challenges has seen him shape the way the company operates and the can do attitude of our team.

Colin Crompton
Director

MIEnvSc

Colin has over 20 years’ experience in the investigation, assessment and management of contaminated land, in both the consultancy and regulatory sectors.

Colin joined The LK Group in 2005. Prior to this, he spent five years as a Senior Environmental Protection Officer with Bury MBC.

Dr. Paul Quimby
Technical Director

PhD, BSc(Hons), MIEnvSc, CSci

Paul joined The LK Group in 2007 and brought with him over 15 years’ experience in the investigation, assessment, and management of contaminated land. In addition, Paul undertakes modeling and detailed qualitative risk assessments as well as lecturing an MSC course at the University of Manchester.

Ian Deans
Director of London Office

Msc, BSc(Hons), MIEnvSc, CSci, CEnv

Ian is a Chartered Geoenvironmental Engineer and Project Manager. He has over 35 years’ experience in the project management of developments in the UK, Middle East, Africa and Euro-Asia. He is experienced in the ground investigation and remediation of contaminated land, geotechnical engineering and project management of small and large schemes alike.

Dave Anderson
Director

BSc(Hons)

Dave is a qualified Environmental Scientist, with a background in mechanical engineering. He has extensive on-site experience in the regeneration of brownfield land, providing cost effective and sustainable reuse options for a diverse range of clients. Dave oversees contracts management, health and safety, operations and management systems. Typical developments include: residential, commercial, industrial and landscape.

Paul Mallinder
Director

PhD, BSc(Hons), MIEnvSc, CSci

Paul has almost 40 years’ experience in the construction and development sector. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by background and diversified many years ago into the establishment of a range of public- private partnerships. His core expertise is in business case development, procurement, and optimizing local social Impact.

Helen Bennett
Business Development and Marketing Manager

BSc(Hons)

Helen joined The LK Group in 2010 and has over 20 years’ experience as a Business Development and Marketing Manager within the construction industry.

Helen heads up our group business development and marketing department, leading on strategy and campaigns, forging new relationships, account managing existing clients and overseeing our marketing communications.

Get in touch today

We are based across the UK, with offices in Manchester, London, Liverpool and Glasgow.

info@thelkgroup.com
0161 763 7200 (Manchester)
01932 871 872 (London)
0151 235 8716 (Liverpool)
0141 773 6269 (Glasgow)

What our clients say

“Excellent service and, importantly, very pragmatic. One of the best consultancies I work with.”

Andrew Leyssens
Developer Services and Planning – Business Operations, United Utilities

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