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The Winchester office has acquired four new teams over the last 12 months.

Ridge acquired Upton McGougan over a year ago now, during this time there has been some vast changes including the addition of four new teams; Geo Environmental, Traffic and Transportation, Project Management and Cost Management. Over the next few weeks there will be a series of blogs about these teams, the individuals in them and the services that they offer.


The geo-environmental team comprises of; Rasmus Palmgren, Antony Platt and David Pethica. They provide comprehensive contaminated land and brownfield assessments, including desktop studies and environmental due diligence reports through to remedial works.

Rasmus Palmgren

Rasmus is a trained geologist with an MSc degree in Geology and Mineralogy from a University in Finland. He has over 15 years experience in geo-environmental engineering both in the UK and Scandinavia. He specialises in the assessment of ground conditions and works with both public and private sector clients to assist in achieving their development aspirations.

Antony Platt
Antony holds a BEng degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has over 13 years experience in environmental consultancy with particular emphasis on contaminated land risk assessment from initial desk top studies through to remediation design and validation in the UK. He has worked on sectors including; Retail, Housing, Waste, Regional Government Regeneration, Local Government, Prisons, Education and Defence.

David Pethica
David holds a BSc degree in Geology and completed his MSc in Engineering Geology in 2014. He has over six years experience in environmental consultancy with projects across the UK.

The services that the Geo-Environmental team can offer:
With our pro-active approach, we provide a high level of confidence to all involved parties, leading to early resolution of issues. This allows our clients to plan their project with the most efficient and cost effective option appropriate for the site.

If you would like to find out more about the services that the team offers please contact:

Rasmus Palmgren


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