ICE Exeter City Club – Meet & Greet Social

After a period of inactivity, the ICE Exeter City Club is back on its feet again starting with a social networking event at the Mill on the Exe on Thursday 25th August from 6 pm. Join our team at the event, including our Geotechnical Design Engineer Jola Brown, who has become a part of the restored committee. This kick-starting event aims to bring like-minded Engineers together to stay connected and network with other ICE members in the local area.

This will hopefully be the first of many events, as the Exeter City Club looks to revive a programme of regular activities on the final Thursday of each calendar month.
No booking is required for the event, just turn up to the venue and look out for a table with the ICE logo. This event is open to all ICE members and those interested in joining.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to know more about the Exeter City Club, please send your interest to

Details of the event can be found on the ICE website:

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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