STATS Limited

STATS Environmental is a national provider of environmental survey, monitoring, consultancy and training services to industry, developers, property and facilities managers. We cover environmental planning submissions and formal Environmental Impact Asessment and management plans, including air quality, ecology, flood risk, land contamination and stability, noise and vibration. We also provide a comprehensive service in asbestos and internal water management, including surveys, risk assessment and monitoring.

Company details

18 Frogmore Road , Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire HP3 9RT United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

The essence of our company philosophy is summed up in our statement of commitment:
We are committed to providing our clients with tailored, pragmatic and environmentally sound engineering and scientific services and solutions, which are delivered both effectively and efficiently. This is achieved by ensuring that our staff work within a challenging, supportive culture that encourages and rewards professional excellence, innovation and good communication.

We operate principally in the UK but also have an impressive track record of international project success in the Caribbean region, Europe, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia.

A member of the RSK Group plc, RSK STATS employs some 130 professional and technical staff with skills ranging widely from Acoustics through to Zoology, with the appropriate supporting academic and professional qualifications and corporate links to professional bodies.

The company conducts its operations within the documented framework of a comprehensive Integrated Management System embracing quality and environmental management, which is DNV accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and to OSHAS 18001 for health & safety management.

RSK STATS is recognised as an Investor in People, the national standard which sets out a level of good practice for the training and development of staff.

Our laboratories are UKAS-accredited for over 130 test procedures and related sampling activities. RSK STATS is also an approved consultant and service provider under various industry-sector schemes, including:

Constructionline – the UK's largest register of pre-qualified construction consultants owned and endorsed by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform and used throughout the public sector.

Link-up– the specialist rail industry suppliers pre-qualification system.

UVDB - the specialist utilities and energy sector suppliers pre-qualification system.

We are a specialist engineering, materials and environmental consultancy practice with allied technical services.

For over 30 years we have provided our clients with tailored, pragmatic and environmentally sound engineering and scientific services and solutions for property and infrastructure development and for their assets in operation.

Our expertise is focused in three core areas:

Ground & Environment

From site appraisal onwards, we provide a comprehensive range of site characterisation, environmental impact assessment, risk assessment, engineering and environmental design, project permitting and implementation services. More information...

Materials & Structures

We are one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence in construction materials, their use in structures and performance in service. More information...

Asbestos & Water Management

A thoroughly professional approach to managing many of the operational risks associated with buildings, industrial plants, transport infrastructure and other built environments.

STATS was formed in 1974 by John Glanville, a leading civil engineer and specialist in forensic investigation and expert witness work, to provide a professional investigation and assessment service into emerging problems with the deterioration of concrete in service around the world. These problems included the ‘conversion’ of high alumina cement, alkali-aggregate reactivity and various forms of sulfate attack. Hence at its outset STATS was primarily involved in undertaking structural investigations, building surveys and associated materials testing, evaluation and consultancy, which essentially complemented the traditional skills of the consulting engineer, architect and surveyor.

By the early 1980s the skills base and resources of the company had steadily grown and broadened to encompass site investigation and geotechnical consultancy for developers, materials evaluation and compliance testing for major infrastructure construction projects and asbestos surveying and monitoring for facilities managers and property owners. 

In the geotechnical and contaminated land arena, we have been one of the UK’s leading fully integrated site investigation and consultancy firms for over two decades. During this period we have been responsible for many of the UK’s major property and infrastructure projects, including Teesside Power Station, Europe’s largest gas-fired power station, Berkeley Group’s Chelsea Bridge Wharf mixed-use development, MEPC’s business parks at Chineham, Milton Park and Granta Park, National Grid’s Brecon to Tirley gas pipeline and over 100 new Sainsbury’s supermarkets and store extensions.

Partnering with many local authorities and private sector property portfolio owners to provide asbestos survey and management services and legionella risk assessment and water quality management services has also been an enduring success under a variety of types of term framework agreements.

At the height of the UK’s motorway construction boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s, STATS employed around 250 materials engineers, technicians and specialist fabrication, welding and coating inspectors providing independent quality control on numerous sections of motorways across the network, including the A1(M), M2, M3, M6, M20, M25, M40, M62 and M74 Motorways. With changes in government procurement policies for highways, the role of independent QA/QC organisations was phased out and for STATS the A34 Newbury Bypass was the last major such project. However, in the rail sector STATS has had the opportunity to continue in this field with responsibility for materials testing on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link contracts 420 (Mid-Kent), 342 (Swanscombe), 320 (Thames Tunnel) and 105 (St Pancras Station).

Foreseeing the decline in demand in the UK for independent QA/QC services, STATS continued to build on its core professional competencies to become a specialist multi-disciplinary consultancy practice, with allied technical services, providing genuine expertise in a coherent range of related fields. For instance, STATS now has one of the UK’s leading geophysical surveying and data interpretation businesses outside of the oil industry.

This growth is also reflected in the wide range of environmental services offered that span the full life cycle of the built environment. Helping our clients to secure planning permission for developments now forms a key element to our services. We are able to provide both an overall environmental impact assessment package or where appropriate the specialist survey and assessment input in areas like air quality, ecology, flood risk assessment, ground quality and stability, noise and vibration.

Throughout its over 30 years of existence STATS has retained an international dimension to its work, primarily with materials consultancy appointments across five continents including in the Caribbean region, Europe, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. Geotechnical and seismic engineering projects have also been undertaken in Europe, Africa and Asia.