22 Aug, 2022

CTS Group completes acquisition of award winning geotechnical and geo-environmental company, In Situ Site Investigation

CTS Group (Construction Testing Solutions), a leading provider of Geotechnical consulting, Construction materials testing and Surveying and monitoring services, today announced its acquisition of In Situ Site Investigation Limited, a leader in Cone Penetration Testing techniques and ground investigation services.

CTS welcome In Situ Site Investigation

With headquarters in St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, In Situ Site Investigation employs 37 staff and operates internationally across many locations.  The company is a well-established ground investigation services business founded in 2008 by Managing Director Darren Ward and has grown steadily over the years based on a strong client focus, enabling them to branch out into other areas of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) such as Self Boring Pressuremeters (SBPs), High-Pressure Dilatometers (HPDs), Ménard Pressuremeter tests and Cone Pressuremeter testing.

“With this latest acquisition, we are creating a premier construction testing, inspection, and compliance company, and I’m delighted to welcome the In Situ Site Investigation team to the CTS Group.” Phil Coles, Chief Executive of the CTS Group, commented on today’s announcement. “In Situ Site Investigation is an extraordinary company with a fantastic service offering and team and we are excited to be working with them. Continuing to grow our capabilities and expand our portfolio whilst at the same time growing and further strengthening our client relationships across our business is critical to our ongoing success and is at the very heart of our strategy. This acquisition complements the previous deals announced over the past two years and reinforces our commitment to growth through attracting complimentary businesses and market-leading talent.”


In Situ Site Investigation’s Managing Director, Darren Ward, commented, “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for In Situ Site Investigation, one where we will be able to accelerate our vision of providing quality site investigation service with good, friendly customer service and producing detailed, tailored reports to our client’s requirements. I’m delighted to be continuing to support the future growth of the combined business and integration process. Our existing clients will be able to benefit from CTS’s extensive experience and knowledge within the testing, inspection and compliance industry”.


With headquarters in Leicester and a nationwide network of laboratories and offices, it offers a wide range of construction testing, inspection, and compliance services. CTS supports all sectors of the construction market, including commercial, rail, road, residential, airports, tunneling, mining, and utilities, as well as brownfield regeneration.


For further information, please contact by email on enquiries@constructiontesting.co.uk