Lucy Thomas

Congratulations Danni & Jola

Last Summer GB Card & Partners welcomed Danni & Jola to the company and a year on they have both proved to be great assets to the company.

Both graduates from Cardiff University, Danni with a First-Class Honours with a BSc in Environmental Geoscience and Jola with a First-Class MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering degree but thanks to COVID their graduations had been delayed. Last week they finally got to attend their graduation ceremonies at the landmark Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff. An exciting day for both of them and a chance to finally celebrate their achievements and years of hard work.

As well as enjoying their graduation ceremonies Danni & Jola have further reasons to celebrate as their hard work continues to pay off as they have both recently received promotions, Danni to Geo-Environmental Engineer and Jola to Geotechnical Design Engineer. Their contributions to GB Card & Partners since joining have been outstanding and we’re looking forward to seeing them continue to flourish.

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GB Card & Partners, Peabody and the Dagenham Green Masterplan

Dagenham Green, an exciting new mixed-use development brought forward by Dagenham Dock Limited and Peabody, has recently been approved by the LB Barking & Dagenham Council, with work now progressing towards the detailed planning submission for the first 935 homes which will be next to Dagenham Dock station and include the first part of the new Urban Park.

The site is the former Dagenham Stamping and Tooling Operations (DSTO), operated by the Ford Motor Company as a vehicle body and wheel works since the 1920s. After some 90 years of operation, the decision to permanently close the manufacturing works was made in 2010. Dagenham Dock Limited (DDL) acquired the site in 2016.

The scheme will include:

  • Up to 3,500 homes including a minimum of 1,550 affordable homes (a mix of London Affordable Rent and London Shared Ownership)
  • Extensive public realm and landscaping including a central 5-acre urban park
  • New cycling, pedestrian and bus route connections linking to the wider areas and public transport
  • New local shops, restaurants and amenities
  • Land for a new secondary school

GB Card & Partners has been responsible for the work involved in remediating the site, unlocking a significant area of land for redevelopment and helping to ease London’s housing crisis.

Several phases of ground investigation and assessment have been undertaken by GB Card & Partners, both prior to and since acquisition of the site by DDL, as well as a programme of ground remediation enabling works. The works were undertaken via two planning applications, the first relating to the environmental improvement works (which included soil and groundwater remediation) and the second relating to the construction of an engineered platform to raise the site out of the fluvial flood plain.

GB Card & Partners are excited to have progressed this significant development, and we look forward to moving on to the next integral part of the project.

To find out more about Dagenham Green please click here.

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New Look for GB Card and Partners

GB Card & Partners has recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, we are introducing a new logo, soon to be rolled out across all of our platforms. The new logo, designed by Dtwo Creative based in Exeter, reflects the momentum and positivity the company has developed over the last ten years, and our commitment to delivering innovative engineering solutions over the next decade.

Following a difficult couple of years during the pandemic that have seen some significant obstacles across the industry, GB Card & Partners are delighted to have not only survived, but thrived, expanding our team and opening a new office in Kent. Continuing to support our clients redeveloping some of the most challenging sites across the country, we are proud to play our part in unlocking brownfield land to provide much needed homes and infrastructure. We are also excited to provide continued engineering services to Scotland’s largest recycling and energy from waste facility, helping to provide cleaner energy in the UK, and to have expanded our portfolio of restoring heritage railways into Cornwall this year as well as designing wind farms for a sustainable and zero carbon future.

GB Card & Partners continues to grow, having recently welcomed Harriet Pascoe to our Canterbury office, led by Principal Engineer Valentina Osella, and Charlie Gurr, supporting our ground investigation team led by Principal Engineer Nick Bonner. Our experienced and highly skilled engineers are consistently delivering quality engineering solutions to our many clients, whilst our expanding team has the flexibility to accommodate new projects.

Should you have a project you wish to discuss please email info@gbcardandpartners.com.