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Some Kind Words from our Clients... Cognition are Attending the Work Works’ Spring Job Fair! The 'Cognition with CCK' Team at the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Media Day... Eid Mubarak! Health and Safety Excellence from our Team at Edmonton Marshes (Meridian)! Cognition off to the AGS Conference! Cognition Land and Water with CCK Motorsport - Porsche Carrera Cup 2024! Construction News Awards Finalist…Cognition Land and Water! How is Cognition Making Steps to be More Asbestos Aware? Cognition’s Meticulous Ecological Mitigation Works Yield Great Results at Former Laboratory Demolition Project Cognition is Delighted to Have Taken Part in the Enfield Recruitment Day 2024! Exciting News: Cognition's Construction Director, Graham Bucknell, now has the Freedom of the City of London! Cognition Continues Carbon Reduction Journey! That’s a Wrap on Cognition Land and Water’s 2024 Graduate Development Programme! Cognition will be Participating in the Enfield Recruitment Day 2024! Cognition Land and Water are Honoured to be Silver Sponsors of the Fairview Football Tournament 2024! Cognition Land and Water is Thrilled to Announce, we are a Three-Category Finalist in this Year’s Ground Engineering Awards! Top Marks for Cognition in Project CDM Audit! Cognition Land and Water is Proud to Announce the Launch of a New Division, Cognition Clean Energy! Cognition Proud to Continue Membership of AGS! Our Graduates are Back for their Second Session of Cognition Land and Water’s 2024 Graduate Development programme! More Good News for Cognition on our Compton Decommissioning Project! Cognition Passes EA Inspection with Flying Colours! Cognition's 2024 Graduate Development Programme Begins! Cognition 'Gold Sponsor' of the Brownfield Awards 2024! Cognition Lunch & Learn Programme Continues with the Theme of 'Sustainable Business Strategies and Practices' ‘Excellent’ Score for Cognition in CCS Audit! Cognition Completes Remediation Work For Another Happy Client! Cognition Supporting New CIRIA Research Project on Odour Management on Brownfield Developments IES - Land Condition Symposium 2023 Cognition is now a Principal Member of CL:AIRE! Cognition 'Carbon Neutral Company' Third Year Running Cognition Sponsors The Porsche Carrera Cup 2023 World Mental Health Day 2023 Cognition on the Home Straight at Bethnal Green Gasworks Cognition Business Announcement Cognition Placement Student Report Cognition Sponser Driver in the Porsche Carrera Cup - Knockhill Cognition Pipped at the Post in Cala Homes Charity 5-A-Side Tournament Cognition Intern to Take on Permanent Role We are now a member of the Environmental Industries Commission! Cognition cleans up at Kempton Park with Zero Carbon Cognition Enabling Works Kicks Starts Bethnal Green Gasworks Redevelopment Bow Common - Positive Close-out EA Audit Ends Project on a High Note for Cognition Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Thruxton weekend report from the driver: Fairview Charity Football Tournament for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice Cognition Completes Groundwater Remediation at Fulham IES Webinar - Sustainable Soil Management and Reuse Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Brands Hatch Weekend Report from the driver: Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Donington Park weekend report from the driver: Cognition features prominently in April Building Design & Construction Magazine Cognition Land and Water will sponsor Charles Rainford in this seasons Porsche Carrera Cup! NHBC Building For Tomorrow 2023 Exhibitors! Contractor Health and Safety Monthly Scores Winner by Berkeley Homes! Bow Common – The Project of the month - February 2023. NHBC Building for Tomorrow - We're exhibiting! Morelands - Health, Safety and Environmental Project of the Month Andun Engineering Consultants Sing Cognition Praises Very good score by CCS at Watermeadow Court Work Experience Student Reports on “Interesting and Enjoyable” week with Cognition Cognition and St William get glowing report from Environment Agency Trans-Atlantic Sail AGS Helplines... Did you know? Cognition Now 8th Largest Specialist Ground Engineering Contractor in the UK Responding to the UK's Soil Crisis Breaking Ground At Bow Common Gasworks Cognition Land and Water will be exhibiting at NHBC’s Building for Tomorrow Winners of the Berkeley Homes Charity Football Tournament! Cognition making headway with Former Landfill Regeneration Cognition maintains the Carbon Neutral Company status for the second year in a row! Cognition Technical Director awarded by leading industry body Cognition Launch Chamber makes National News! Cognition is Recruiting!!! Mandatory BNG on Developments - Do you have a view? UXO Discovery – Plumstead Project! Cognition Land and Water features prominently in Summer 2022 issue of Construction National Harwell Liquid Effluent Treatment Plant - Cognition delivers major nuclear decommissioning project CGL secondments Cathedral Park, Chichester – A new lease of life for WW2 fuel depot site White City - Second Phase of enabling works completed Work underway at new school site, Walton-on-Thames On the home straight at Klondyke!
 Special Client Recognition at Silvertown Tunnel Getting Going at Plumstead West Thamesmead Cognition awarded Sub-Contractor of the month! Cognition new website launched Cognition enabling works makes way for the UK’s largest tunnel boring machine! Cognition recognised by Construction News in 'The UK's top 10 ground engineering contractors'. Congratulations to Caique Lima on Full Membership of AcostE Cognition’s Work on Silvertown Tunnel Enabling Works Featured in NCE Cognition Technical Director recognised as Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Cognition attends double whammy of conferences now that restrictions are easing Cognition Features in Building Design & Construction Magazine UPDATE - St James White City and Cognition complete charity ride Cognition Supporting St James White City’s Palace to Palace Cycle Cognition Harwell Office going from strength to strength! Former Homebase Site Scores Big in Considerate Constructors Scheme Cognition Getting our Ducks in a Row! Cognition Continues Switch to More Sustainable Energy Sources Cognition Renews Constructionline Gold Membership Cognition Cycling in the Cotswolds PROSPERING IN THE PANDEMIC (or should that be, COPING WITH COVID!) Cognition signs up to Allstar's EcoPoint Programme - Turning unavoidable CO2 emissions from fuel into new woodlands Innovative Caisson Shaft Construction for Deep Sewer at Homebase Wandsworth Cognition Technical Director Profiled by Institution of Environmental Sciences New Arrival at Cognition Helps Achieve Zero Carbon Commitment Cognition Achieves Net Zero Carbon Early Google Tracking Progress at Cognition’s Remediation of Former B&Q Site, Wandsworth SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF SURPLUS SOILS Safety at our Core! Cognition helping Network Rail and their supply chain with ‘Sustainable Management of Surplus Soils’ Future Prospects at Klondyke (do you see what we did there!) Meridian Water has struck a deal to build film and tv studios Cognition on the home straight at Wandsworth Homebase Cognition 2020 Cognition drone surveys proving their value on site surveys In the frame at Newbury Gasworks Giving something back to the community at Worcester Park One step closer to the Sustainable Management of Surplus Soils Queenborough & Rushenden Regeneration - Major Project Win for Cognition Cognition Rated ‘Excellent’ by Considerate Constructors Scheme Progress at our current Newbury Gasworks Site New works at HM Prison Wandsworth Cognition appointed to complete further works at Burgess Hill AGS Membership Approved Worcester Park BAT PRESERVATION SUCCESS AT COYPOOL PARK, PLYMOUTH RemSoc GOODLUCK HOPE, LEAMOUTH Kuwait – the ultimate remediation challenge Cognition cleaning up Wandsworth Cognition appointed to clean-up Former China Clay works in Coypool, Plymouth Regeneration of Former Sterling Cables Site Newbury Meridian One wins Project of the Year at the 2019 Brownfield Briefing Awards White City enabling works Bioremediation Permeable Reactive Barrier installation Asbestos Works Godstone Builders Yard Landfill Remediation – Hawkenbury, Kent Parker Pen Factory Kodak Factory, Harrow Maidenhead - Former water treatment plant Cognition at the Brain Game Cognition's Football Team Shines at the Wharf Cole Green Works Cognition Opens New Oxford Office Island Point We Await Kuwait West End Gate Biggin Hill Sadiq meets Cognition Cognition achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification Burgess Hill River Lane, Fetcham Hinkley A Nuclear Power Station Meridian Water - The NAPL Fabric Extraction System will help deliver a new lease of life for the former industrial site in Enfield Brocklebank Hackney - asbestos and oil remediation in a sensitive residential area Priory Works - Cognition provides solid ground for new homes development Canterbury - remediation amidst the Roman remains Innovative free product extraction technique to replace conventional pump and treatwill help deliver a new lease of life for the former industrial site in Enfield Great Shelford - Cognition exhibits another example of successful brownfield reclamation Nine Elms - Cognition delivers remediation contract at former Royal Mail centre Latchmere House - asbestos remediation and stabilisation of a site with an interesting history Cannon Wharf - putting the 'green' into Greenland Place Cognition appointed to carry out new phase at Royal Wharf! Kingston Gasworks Turbo Centre, Cuffley Station View, Guildford Hogarth, Chiswick Wimbledon Hill Park, London Row Your Boat - Oxford to Kingston! Royal Wharf Shortlisted for Award Godalming Key Site Hunterston, Nuclear Power Station Cognition Secure Magnox Land Quality Remediation Framework Damhead Creek Power Station, Rochester Large-scale Riverside Remediation in Godalming Asbestos Removal at Former Brick Works Olympic Champ and Former Employee Sophie Hosking Retires from Rowing Dockland Remediation Works Underway
16 April 2024
Since Cognition Land and Water was founded in 2005, we have made great strides to be the most dynamic, multi-disciplinary contractors in the industry, providing tailor made solutions for each...
Some Kind Words from our Clients...
12 April 2024
Cognition employees will be among the venders at the Work Works’ Spring Job Fair on Thursday 18th April, at Ponders End Youth Centre.
Cognition are Attending the Work Works’ Spring Job Fair!
11 April 2024
Yesterday was the official Porsche Carrera Cup GB media day at Donington Park!
The 'Cognition with CCK' Team at the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Media Day...
10 April 2024
Best wishes to all those celebrating Eid.
Eid Mubarak!
10 April 2024
A huge congratulations to Gary, Bradley and Gerry for achieving project of the month at Edmonton Marshes (Meridian) for March!
Health and Safety Excellence from our Team at Edmonton Marshes (Meridian)!
9 April 2024
Andy O,Dea, Tomaz Vernik, Alfie Davison and George Wilson will be attending the AGS Annual conference on April 25th at One Great George Street in Westminster, London.
Cognition off to the AGS Conference!
5 April 2024
Last year, Cognition sponsored Charles Rainford and our partnership with him will continue this season.
Cognition Land and Water with CCK Motorsport - Porsche Carrera Cup 2024!
4 April 2024
The shortlist for the Construction News Awards 2024 has been announced and Cognition have succeeded in being shortlisted for two categories: Project of the Year (under 20m), and Specialist...
Construction News Awards Finalist…Cognition Land and Water!
2 April 2024
As we are amid Global Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1st – 7th), HSE is calling on our support to share their ‘Asbestos & You’ campaign with our workforce to help ensure the...
How is Cognition Making Steps to be More Asbestos Aware?
27 March 2024
Since May 2023, Cognition has been decommissioning, demolishing and remediating the former Pirbright Institute for Animal Health in Compton, West Berkshire on behalf of our client, Homes England.
Cognition’s Meticulous Ecological Mitigation Works Yield Great Results at Former Laboratory Demolition Project
26 March 2024
Four of our employees spent the day at Enfield Council’s recruitment day, seeking out local talent from our community.
Cognition is Delighted to Have Taken Part in the Enfield Recruitment Day 2024!
22 March 2024
On Tuesday 19th March, Graham Bucknell, Cognition's Construction Director, was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London by way of redemption.
Exciting News: Cognition's Construction Director, Graham Bucknell, now has the Freedom of the City of London!
21 March 2024
Having achieved our Carbon Neutral Company certification for the third year running, Cognition is now focussing on further definition of our emission sources, with the aim of identifying greater...
Cognition Continues Carbon Reduction Journey!
19 March 2024
Last week saw our graduates complete the last session of their development programme. They presented a mock tender, with the goal of securing an engineering contract, to senior members of staff.
That’s a Wrap on Cognition Land and Water’s 2024 Graduate Development Programme!
18 March 2024
Some of our employees will be going to the Enfield Recruitment Day this Wednesday (20th) at Southbury Road Leisure Centre.
Cognition will be Participating in the Enfield Recruitment Day 2024!
14 March 2024
This year marks the 3rd annual Fairview charity football tournament, to be held on June 13th 2024. Cognition will be sponsoring the tournament and drafting a team to compete in the matches, after...
Cognition Land and Water are Honoured to be Silver Sponsors of the Fairview Football Tournament 2024!
13 March 2024
The shortlist for the Ground Engineering Awards 2024 was recently announced and Cognition have been successful in making it to the shortlist for three different categories.
Cognition Land and Water is Thrilled to Announce, we are a Three-Category Finalist in this Year’s Ground Engineering Awards!
12 March 2024
Cognition Land and Water is currently carrying out demolition, enabling works and contamination remediation at the former Pirbright Institute in Compton, Berkshire to prepare the site for...
Top Marks for Cognition in Project CDM Audit!
6 March 2024
Providing solutions in the growing clean energy industry, Cognition Clean Energy endeavours to be the leading provider of hydrogen and low carbon infrastructure in the UK.
Cognition Land and Water is Proud to Announce the Launch of a New Division, Cognition Clean Energy!
5 March 2024
The Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a not-for-profit trade association that aims to improve standards within the geotechnical and geoenvironmental...
Cognition Proud to Continue Membership of AGS!
15 February 2024
We have 7 graduates, from 4 different disciplines, enrolled in sessions led by Cathy and Simmone of The Millwood Partnership and Andy O'Dea.
Our Graduates are Back for their Second Session of Cognition Land and Water’s 2024 Graduate Development programme!
15 February 2024
Following our recent glowing report from the EA after their compliance inspection at the Former Pirbright Institute at Compton in Berkshire, the Cognition team has just received the inspectors...
More Good News for Cognition on our Compton Decommissioning Project!
6 February 2024
As our demolition, enabling and remediation works continue at the Former Pirbright Institute at Compton in Berkshire on behalf of Homes England, we have just had great news following a recent EA...
Cognition Passes EA Inspection with Flying Colours!
30 January 2024
Fantastic day in London today as Cognition Land and Water Limited launched our 2024 Graduate Development Programme.
Cognition's 2024 Graduate Development Programme Begins!
23 January 2024
Excited to be Gold Sponsors for Brownfield Awards 2024! 
Cognition 'Gold Sponsor' of the Brownfield Awards 2024!
18 January 2024
We recently had a very interesting presentation from one of our new graduates, Graduate Environmental Engineer, Alfie Davison, on some of the topics he covered in his BA degree from University of...
Cognition Lunch & Learn Programme Continues with the Theme of 'Sustainable Business Strategies and Practices'
16 January 2024
Congratulations to the management and site team at our decommissioning project in East London, which got an ‘excellent’ score and 43/45 in a recent Considerate Constructors Scheme audit.
‘Excellent’ Score for Cognition in CCS Audit!
20 December 2023
We are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed enabling and remediation works for St William Homes’ (Berkeley Group) at the former Bow Common Gasworks site in East London...
Cognition Completes Remediation Work For Another Happy Client!
11 December 2023
We are delighted to announce that Cognition Land and Water Limited will be funding and be on the Project Steering Group for a new CIRIA research project on 'Odour management in brownfield projects...
Cognition Supporting New CIRIA Research Project on Odour Management on Brownfield Developments
29 November 2023
Thanks to the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) for inviting our Technical Director Andy O'Dea to speak at the Land Condition Symposium in Bristol. A really...
IES - Land Condition Symposium 2023
27 November 2023
We are pleased to announce Cognition Land and Water is now a Principal Member of CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land Applications in Real Environments).
Cognition is now a Principal Member of CL:AIRE!
1 November 2023
We are delighted to report that Cognition Land and Water Limited has been awarded our Carbon Neutral Company certification for the third year in a row. Through our various carbon...
Cognition 'Carbon Neutral Company' Third Year Running
12 October 2023
Last weekend we headed to Brands Hatch for the final two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. After 2 interesting races Charles secured 4th in the Championship. It has been a fantastic season, we...
Cognition Sponsors The Porsche Carrera Cup 2023
10 October 2023
Every year on the 10th October, organisations all around the world come together to raise awareness for mental health issues. As a company we recognize and value the importance of mental health in...
World Mental Health Day 2023
9 October 2023
After almost a year onsite, we are on the home straight at Bethnal Green Gasworks! A final Director's Audit was carried out last week by Andy O'Dea as the project wraps up for Cognition. Great to...
Cognition on the Home Straight at Bethnal Green Gasworks
20 September 2023
Following our transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) in 2021, Cognition Land and Water is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the senior management. From 4 September...
Cognition Business Announcement
4 September 2023
James Skerritt reports on his internship with Cognition… 
Cognition Placement Student Report
4 August 2023
Cognition’s band of brave football warriors went into battle again in another client charity football tournament in late July.  This time the event was organised by our friends at Cala...
Cognition Pipped at the Post in Cala Homes Charity 5-A-Side Tournament
2 August 2023
Alfie Davison reports on his internship with Cognition and how he's looking forward to joining us in a permanent role in September...
Cognition Intern to Take on Permanent Role
10 July 2023
Cognition are excited to announce we are now a member of the Environmental Industries Commission.
We are now a member of the Environmental Industries Commission!
27 June 2023
The Cognition sponsored horse, Zero Carbon was triumphant in the Unibet 7f handicap at Kempton Park on 14th June!
Cognition cleans up at Kempton Park with Zero Carbon
21 June 2023
Cognition Land and Water Limited has been contracted by St William Homes to undertake contamination remediation, gasholder base decommissioning, materials management, earthworks, pile mat...
Cognition Enabling Works Kicks Starts Bethnal Green Gasworks Redevelopment
16 June 2023
Cognition has recently completed our contract at the Bow Common Gasworks site. We have worked with St William for the last six months to complete the enabling works, remediation, ground...
Bow Common - Positive Close-out EA Audit Ends Project on a High Note for Cognition
6 June 2023
Cognition recently participated in the Fairview Charity Football Tournament to raise money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. Noah’s Ark help babies, children and young people with...
Fairview Charity Football Tournament for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice
24 May 2023
Cognition has successfully completed a significant groundwater remediation project at a former fuel depot at Fulham site. The main source of contamination in the ground at the site was...
Cognition Completes Groundwater Remediation at Fulham
18 May 2023
Delighted to have been given the opportunity to present on this critical topic to over 300 people in a recent IES webinar. You can find details and the webinar recording at the link below.
IES Webinar - Sustainable Soil Management and Reuse
10 May 2023
Saturday – Qualifying P5 Qualifying was wet for us. During the session, we only had 1 new set of wets to use, so elected to go out after the first 5 minutes of the session on heavily used...
Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Brands Hatch Weekend Report from the driver:
27 April 2023
‘It was a tough one to swallow at Donington on the weekend. Sometimes, lady luck just isn’t on your side, and this was definitely a good way of summing up our weekend.
Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Donington Park weekend report from the driver:
12 April 2023
Focusing on "Sustainable, environmentally conscious remediation services", the article recognises Cognition as a leading specialist contractor for land remediation, brownfield reclamation, ground...
Cognition features prominently in April Building Design & Construction Magazine
8 April 2023
This season, Cognition Land and Water are sponsoring Charles Rainford in the Porsche Carrera cup. Charles was the pro-Am Champion last year. Building on this success, Charles has moved into the...
Cognition Land and Water will sponsor Charles Rainford in this seasons Porsche Carrera Cup!
9 March 2023
Well done to Albert Brahilika, Conor Farrell and all the team at Plumstead West Thamesmead who have been awarded Contractor Health and Safety Monthly Scores Winner by Berkeley...
Contractor Health and Safety Monthly Scores Winner by Berkeley Homes!
2 March 2023
The Bow Common project was the highest scored for H&S and Environmental compliance across all Cognition projects in February! It generates a robust Friday Pack for the client and...
Bow Common – The Project of the month - February 2023.
28 February 2023
Come and meet us! London (16 Mar), Coventry (21 Mar), Bristol and (28 Mar). Hope to see you there!
NHBC Building for Tomorrow - We're exhibiting!
24 February 2023
Well done to the project team at Morelands, Chelmsford, which has won Project of the Month based on their health, safety and environmental audit scores for January!
Morelands - Health, Safety and Environmental Project of the Month
27 January 2023
Andun Engineering Consultants, our go-to temporary works designers, have recently given a presentation on their key projects of 2022.
Andun Engineering Consultants Sing Cognition Praises
23 January 2023
Well done to all the Cognition Land and Water team at our Watermeadow Court project in Fulham following a recent Considerate Constructors Scheme (#ccs ) audit of the site. Overall we...
Very good score by CCS at Watermeadow Court
22 December 2022
As part of his Transition Year between GCSEs and Sixth Form, Daniel Collins spent a week student work experience placement with Cognition in December 2022.  Dan has a keen interest in science...
Work Experience Student Reports on “Interesting and Enjoyable” week with Cognition
20 December 2022
Cognition Land and Water has been commissioned by St William Homes to carry out contamination remediation, ground improvement, earthworks, enabling works, pile mat construction and piling...
Cognition and St William get glowing report from Environment Agency
24 November 2022
Richard Hosking and the crew of CJ2 are undertaking an epic trans-Atlantic challenge from Tenerife to Barbados in order to raise money for Combat stress. Combat stress is the UK’s leading...
Trans-Atlantic Sail
17 November 2022
The Association of Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Specialists offers a number of FREE helplines and a discussion forum to members... CHEMICAL SAFETY HELPLINE, LEGAL HELPLINE, AGS DATA FORMAT...
AGS Helplines... Did you know?
11 November 2022
Construction News has just published their  Specialist Index 2022  and we are pleased to see that Cognition Land and Water is now the eighth largest specialist contractor in the ...
Cognition Now 8th Largest Specialist Ground Engineering Contractor in the UK
4 November 2022
We seem to be overwhelmed with crises these days - climate, cost-of-living, energy. But in our industry, we also have our very own crisis - the UK Soil Crisis!
Responding to the UK's Soil Crisis
20 October 2022
Great to get going with the contamination remediation and ground engineering works at Bow Common Gasworks for St William. Not bad progress two days into the project!
Breaking Ground At Bow Common Gasworks
17 October 2022
On Friday 30th of September, Cognition participated in the Berkeley Homes Charity football tournament. We were honoured to be a part of this event, in total £49,000 was raised for...
Winners of the Berkeley Homes Charity Football Tournament!
11 October 2022
Great progress is being made by the Cognition Land and Water team on the remediation and ground improvement of a former landfill site in Greenham Lane, Newbury for our client Persimmon Homes. The...
Cognition making headway with Former Landfill Regeneration
3 October 2022
After substantial investment into more sustainable fuel and energy solutions across all operations, Cognition managed to significantly reduce total carbon emissions comparing to last year.
Cognition maintains the Carbon Neutral Company status for the second year in a row!
14 September 2022
Congratulations to Andy O’Dea, Technical Director at Cognition Land and Water, who has been awarded by the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists for...
Cognition Technical Director awarded by leading industry body
12 September 2022
Cognition Land and Water has been working on the Silvertown Tunnel project for the past two years on enabling works, contamination remediation, services diversions, civil engineering and...
Cognition Launch Chamber makes National News!
24 August 2022
Would you like a busy, exciting and rewarding role with a leading UK remediation and ground engineering contractor? Due to the continued growth of our business and our strong forward workload...
Cognition is Recruiting!!!
10 August 2022
The Land Trust, in partnership with Land Promoters and Developers Federation and The Home Builders Federation, are conducting a major study across the industry to gather opinions...
Mandatory BNG on Developments - Do you have a view?
19 July 2022
An non-explosive ordnance has been discovered at the Plumstead project, while proof digging in an area of site.
UXO Discovery – Plumstead Project!
12 July 2022
In a wide-ranging and comprehensive interview with Jon Goddard and Andy O'Dea, we gave our views on "how employing a quality ground engineering contractor is key to the success of a...
Cognition Land and Water features prominently in Summer 2022 issue of Construction National
21 June 2022
Cognition has an excellent track record of undertaking radiological remediation projects across the UK. Most of the sites we work on remain licensed nuclear sites due the nature of the site...
Harwell Liquid Effluent Treatment Plant - Cognition delivers major nuclear decommissioning project
9 June 2022
Two engineers from CGL consulting engineers have been brushing up on their contracting skills through secondments with Cognition. This follows a three month secondment by Jack Goddard with CGL at...
CGL secondments
28 April 2022
Cognition has undertaken the task of decommissioning a former RAF refuelling depot in Chichester. The 5-hectare site will be redeveloped for commercial use The fuel depot contained four 700,000...
Cathedral Park, Chichester – A new lease of life for WW2 fuel depot site
18 April 2022
Cognition has successfully completed the second phase of enabling works at the Westmont development for St James.
White City - Second Phase of enabling works completed
13 April 2022
Cognition is working for BAM Construction to deliver the new Heathside School in Walton, which will help meet local educational needs by providing 900 secondary education spaces. Esher and Walton...
Work underway at new school site, Walton-on-Thames
4 April 2022
Coming to the end of 16 months of contamination remediation, ground improvement and earthworks at the former Klondyke Industrial Estate on the Isle of Sheppey.
On the home straight at Klondyke!

8 March 2022
Many congratulations to Cognition’s Sebastian Chetan for the high praise and recognition he has received from our Client, RiverLinx CJV, on the Silvertown Tunnel project where...
Special Client Recognition at Silvertown Tunnel
1 March 2022
Great work from the team at Plumstead West Thamesmead!
Getting Going at Plumstead West Thamesmead
23 February 2022
Well done to David Skinner, Mark Hosking and the whole team over at our Heathside School project in Walton where we have just been awarded Sub-Contractor of the Month by our client, BAM...
Cognition awarded Sub-Contractor of the month!
31 January 2022
Excited to see the launch of the shiny new Cognition Land and Water website. Our shop window has just had a major spruce up! Have a look and let us know if there's anything else you would like to...
Cognition new website launched
20 December 2021
The largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used in the UK is being delivered for the Silvertown Tunnel project after it passed its final tests.  Read about it here.
Cognition enabling works makes way for the UK’s largest tunnel boring machine!
17 November 2021
It is great to see that CN has recognised Cognition has gone further than that and bucked the trend reporting that Cognition, “which has expanded from its original focus of land remediation...
Cognition recognised by Construction News in 'The UK's top 10 ground engineering contractors'.
29 October 2021
Cai is a valued member of our tendering and estimating team and has recently been awarded full membership of the Association of Cost Engineers. 
Congratulations to Caique Lima on Full Membership of AcostE
10 October 2021
New Civil Engineer, the pre-eminent news magazine for the civil engineering sector, has featured the enabling works for the Silvertown Tunnel in its most recent edition…
Cognition’s Work on Silvertown Tunnel Enabling Works Featured in NCE
7 October 2021
Our Technical Director, Andy O’Dea, has recently been awarded a new post nomial to add to those currently after his name, but this one more dear to Andy than most. 
Cognition Technical Director recognised as Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
24 September 2021
Now that Covid restrictions have eased and face to face meetings and public gatherings are back on the agenda, the conference season is well and truly in full swing. Cognition has taken advantage...
Cognition attends double whammy of conferences now that restrictions are easing
20 September 2021
We are delighted that Cognition Land and Water has been featured in a 6-page spread in the  October 2021 edition of Building Design & Construction Magazine.
Cognition Features in Building Design & Construction Magazine
13 September 2021
In a  previous news article  we announced that Cognition’s would be supporting St James White City’s Palace to Palace charity bike ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor and finishing in Reading...
UPDATE - St James White City and Cognition complete charity ride
6 September 2021
St James White City and its contractors (including Cognition Land and Water’s Technical Director, Andy O’Dea) will be taking on a 101km Palace to Palace Cycle, starting at Buckingham Palace,...
Cognition Supporting St James White City’s Palace to Palace Cycle
24 August 2021
In line with Cognition’s strong performance in 2019 and our healthy order book for the year ahead, Cognition Land and Water has trebled our space at Harwell Innovation Centre.
Cognition Harwell Office going from strength to strength!
5 August 2021
David Skinner (Contracts Manager) and the whole Cognition Land and Water team at our  former Homebase site in Wandsworth  have again been scored ‘Excellent’ in a recent Considerate Constructors...
Former Homebase Site Scores Big in Considerate Constructors Scheme
27 July 2021
Reducing our environmental impact and managing our operations and site works to minimise adverse effects on local ecology are key issues that Cognition looks to address and improve upon...
Cognition Getting our Ducks in a Row!
7 July 2021
Cognition Continues Switch to More Sustainable Energy Sources   As part of our commitment to be a  Net Zero Carbon company , we are continuing our move to more sustainable energy sources on...
Cognition Continues Switch to More Sustainable Energy Sources
2 July 2021
Following a rigorous assessment and audit process, Cognition Land & Water is pleased to have completed the renewal process for our membership of Constructionline Gold. 
Cognition Renews Constructionline Gold Membership
28 June 2021
Between Covid lockdowns and recent sodden weather it’s taken a while to get it off the ground, but finally a brave bunch from Cognition got in the saddle and went on an adventure in the Cotswolds.  
Cognition Cycling in the Cotswolds
21 June 2021
In June 2021, the CIWEM Contaminated Land Network Newsletter featured an article by our Technical Director on how Cognition Land and Water has prospered in the pandemic (and also coped with...
PROSPERING IN THE PANDEMIC (or should that be, COPING WITH COVID!)
14 June 2021
At Cognition Land and Water, we have already achieved Net Zero Carbon ahead of programme.  As the company grows, we will continue to focus on reducing our carbon production but until that time,...
Cognition signs up to Allstar's EcoPoint Programme - Turning unavoidable CO2 emissions from fuel into new woodlands
7 June 2021
Cognition Land and Water were appointed to install a new deep sewer at their Build-to-Rent scheme in Wandsworth, London.  
Innovative Caisson Shaft Construction for Deep Sewer at Homebase Wandsworth
28 May 2021
The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) has created a special area on their website and in their monthly newsletter to profile members.  This is a great way to promote the work of...
Cognition Technical Director Profiled by Institution of Environmental Sciences
17 May 2021
In 2020, Cognition adopted our Zero Carbon Policy with the aim of becoming Carbon Neutral by the end of 2021.  We recently reported that, even at this early stage of the year, we have achieved...
New Arrival at Cognition Helps Achieve Zero Carbon Commitment
10 May 2021
At Cognition, we pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly and conscious company with a deep focus on the sustainability of our work.  In 2020, Cognition adopted a Zero-Carbon policy...
Cognition Achieves Net Zero Carbon Early
10 March 2021
If we didn’t know better, we might think that Google are stalking us and our remediation and materials management project at the Former B&Q Site in Wandsworth!  A series of aerial photos of...
Google Tracking Progress at Cognition’s Remediation of Former B&Q Site, Wandsworth
1 March 2021
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF SURPLUS SOILS Technical Director, Andy O’Dea, updates RemSoc on progress with the CIRIA project
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF SURPLUS SOILS
24 February 2021
Safety at our Core! Cognition Land & Water launches our new programme demonstrating that Health, Safety and Wellbeing are rooted in everything we do.
Safety at our Core!
22 February 2021
Technical Director,  Andy O’Dea and Operations Director,  Jon Goddard of Cognition Land and Water recently gave their thoughts on the issues and solutions around the Sustainable Management of...
Cognition helping Network Rail and their supply chain with ‘Sustainable Management of Surplus Soils’
10 February 2021
In an update to  our project  at the former Klondyke Industrial Estate on the Isle of Sheppey,  Technical Director,  Andy O’Dea, outlines progress made and next steps on the project.
Future Prospects at Klondyke (do you see what we did there!)
3 February 2021
Great news that Meridian Water has struck a deal to build film and tv studios at the site - and to be open in super-quick time in Spring 2021! Cognition was proud to have played a part in the...
Meridian Water has struck a deal to build film and tv studios
29 January 2021
Cognition Land and Water has been carrying out the remediation and earthworks of the former Homebase site in Wandsworth. These works are on behalf of Legal & General Investment Management...
Cognition on the home straight at Wandsworth Homebase
25 January 2021
Another successful year for Cognition in 2020. Here's a rundown of the main features of our year.
Cognition 2020
13 January 2021
Cognition Land and Water has recently invested in drone (UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology to support us on site surveys and collecting powerful imagery for client presentation, community...
Cognition drone surveys proving their value on site surveys
2 January 2021
On 11 December 2020, our project team at Newbury Gas Works completed the final concrete pour for the groundworks and reinforced concrete frame contract.  The concrete frame has been completed...
In the frame at Newbury Gasworks
23 December 2020
Cognition Land and Water is working with our client, Taylor Wimpey, on turning a former industrial site at Worcester Park into a high quality residential development.
Giving something back to the community at Worcester Park
12 December 2020
CIRIA's upcoming guidance on the Sustainable Management of Surplus Soils was recently profiled in the AGS November 2020 newsletter .  Cognition Land and Water is delighted to be funding the...
One step closer to the Sustainable Management of Surplus Soils
1 December 2020
Cognition Land and Water is delighted to have been appointed by Swale Borough Council and Homes England to carry out extensive remediation and land raising at their Klondyke Site on the Isle Of...
Queenborough & Rushenden Regeneration - Major Project Win for Cognition
16 November 2020
First-rate site management and diligent adherence to our rigorous safety procedures has resulted in Cognition Land & Water being rated ‘excellent’ in a recent audit by the Considerate...
Cognition Rated ‘Excellent’ by Considerate Constructors Scheme
26 October 2020
Newbury Gas Works is an ongoing civil works project, situated within the Sterling Industrial Estate. The site had a long history of industrial use, leaving a heavily contaminated site within a...
Progress at our current Newbury Gasworks Site
19 October 2020
New works at HM Prison Wandsworth
New works at HM Prison Wandsworth
9 October 2020
Cognition are delighted to be doing some further work at Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill.
Cognition appointed to complete further works at Burgess Hill
29 September 2020
Cognition Land and Water has been approved as a Member Organisation of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS)
AGS Membership Approved
23 September 2020
Cognition has started groundworks & remediation at Taylor Wimpey's Worcester Park development.
Worcester Park
15 September 2020
Cognition Land and Water has been appointed by Homes England to carry out the demolition of remaining buildings and structures at the former Imerys China Clay site at Marsh Mills, Plymouth. 
BAT PRESERVATION SUCCESS AT COYPOOL PARK, PLYMOUTH
28 August 2020
Andy O’Dea, Technical Director at Cognition Land & Water, has recently renewed his membership of RemSoc, the only UK society dedicated to the remediation of contaminated and brownfield land.
RemSoc
11 June 2020
Dealing with a very large mixed residential and commercial use building development in the UK, Cognition had to ensure their remediation strategy was both cost-effective and sustainable. 
GOODLUCK HOPE, LEAMOUTH
19 May 2020
Cognition is tendering for the largest remediation project in the world.
Kuwait – the ultimate remediation challenge
1 May 2020
Cognition has been carrying out the remediation and earthworks of the former B&Q site in Wandsworth on behalf of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). The re-development will see...
Cognition cleaning up Wandsworth
3 April 2020
Cognition was appointed by Homes England to carry out demolition and remediation works at the former Marsh Mills China Clay works at Coypool in Plymouth. 
Cognition appointed to clean-up Former China Clay works in Coypool, Plymouth
13 March 2020
After successfully completing the remediation at the former Sterling Cables site in Newbury, Cognition Land and Water Limited have been awarded the contract for the groundworks and concrete frame...
Regeneration of Former Sterling Cables Site Newbury
20 September 2019
Cognition is delighted to announce that Meridian One at Willoughby Lane has won Project of the Year at the 2019 Brownfield Briefing Awards.  
Meridian One wins Project of the Year at the 2019 Brownfield Briefing Awards
5 December 2018
Foundation Developments Ltd. (FDL) appointed Cognition to carry out the enabling works at the White City Development in the heart of West London.
White City enabling works
15 November 2018
Cognition Land & Water Limited was contracted by Enfield Council to bioremediate previously stockpiled grossly contaminated material
Bioremediation
1 November 2018
Cognition was appointed by Nelson Land and PSP Consulting to remediate the Sterling Industrial Estate, Newbury. 
Permeable Reactive Barrier installation
19 October 2018
In the summer/autumn 2018, Cognition was awarded several smaller non-licenced asbestos jobs in South East of the country mainly involving screening and picking of cement bonded asbestos in soil.
Asbestos Works
1 October 2018
Cognition was appointed to complete the remediation and earthworks work on a former Builders Yard, Highstreet in Godstone, Surrey.
Godstone Builders Yard
2 September 2018
Cognition was contracted by Berkeley Homes to carry out remediation and earthworks at an 18 hectare site in Hawkenbury, Kent
Landfill Remediation – Hawkenbury, Kent
19 August 2018
Cognition has been appointed to complete remediation works at the former Parker Pen Factory in Newhaven.
Parker Pen Factory
4 July 2018
Cognition has been appointed to carry out the remediation works at the former Kodak Factory in Harrow.
Kodak Factory, Harrow
4 May 2018
Remediation of former water treatment plant
Maidenhead - Former water treatment plant
4 May 2018
Once again Cognition attended the Housebuilders London Brain Game in support of Marie Curie, now in its 12 th  year.
Cognition at the Brain Game
22 February 2018
Cognition once again took part in the Royal Wharf Football Tournament. 
Cognition's Football Team Shines at the Wharf
22 January 2018
Sandhill Homes Limited appointed Cognition to carry out remediation works on a former industrial site located in Herefordshire.
Cole Green Works
14 December 2017
Thanks to continued growth, Cognition have opened a new office at the Harwell Innovation Centre, Oxford.
Cognition Opens New Oxford Office
23 November 2017
Chalegrove Properties Limited appointed Cognition to carry out remediation works on a former industrial site located in London.
Island Point
18 July 2017
The Kuwait Oil Company has approved Cognition’s request to supply soil remediation services in Kuwait.
We Await Kuwait
9 May 2017
Cognition Land & Water was contracted by Berkeley Homes to undertake the main bulk earthworks (basement excavation) at the West End Gate development in Paddington W2.
West End Gate
10 March 2017
Taylor Wimpey South Thames appointed Cognition to carry out remediation and earth works at a former RAF married quarters in Biggin Hill, Kent. 
Biggin Hill
2 February 2017
On Thursday 26 January 2017, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited Cognition at the Meridian Water regeneration site as construction enabling works formally started on Enfield Council’s £6bn...
Sadiq meets Cognition
6 January 2017
Cognition achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification in sales and delivery of land remediation, brownfield reclamation and groundwater treatment projects.
Cognition achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
28 October 2016
Cognition begins demolition work at Fairbridge Way, the first phase of a residential redevelopment project in Burgess Hill.
Burgess Hill
28 October 2016
Cognition starts remediation works at new riverside residential development Fetcham.
River Lane, Fetcham
18 October 2016
Cognition is carrying out remediation works at Hinkley A station as part of the site wide decomissioning works.
Hinkley A Nuclear Power Station
18 October 2016
Cognition has been appointed by Enfield Council to carry out groundwater remediation works at the Meridian Water development in North London. £3.5 billion will be invested in the 85 hectare site,...
Meridian Water - The NAPL Fabric Extraction System will help deliver a new lease of life for the former industrial site in Enfield
18 October 2016
Cognition installs stabilised pile mat delivering significant savings for client
Brocklebank
13 October 2016
Cognition successfully delivers asbestos and oil remediation works in a sensitive residential area.
Hackney - asbestos and oil remediation in a sensitive residential area
12 October 2016
Cognition prepares the site for the foundation phase by improving the geotechnical characteristics of the soil.
Priory Works - Cognition provides solid ground for new homes development
12 October 2016
Cognition are contracted to carry out remediation and stabilisation works at the Rhodaus Town site in Canterbury to prepare the site for redevelopment as student accommodation, whilst providing...
Canterbury - remediation amidst the Roman remains
12 October 2016
Cognition is offering an innovative solution for the remediation of free phase oil contamination of groundwater. Already achieving great success in dealing with contaminated sites across much the...
Innovative free product extraction technique to replace conventional pump and treatwill help deliver a new lease of life for the former industrial site in Enfield
12 October 2016
Cognition carries out major remediation works at a cluster of three sites located in Great Shelford, Cambridge. The three sites, located in an industrial area undergoing a major rejuvenation...
Great Shelford - Cognition exhibits another example of successful brownfield reclamation
12 October 2016
BAM Nuttall appoints Cognition to undertake all treatment of grossly contaminated soils and water at a former gas works in Nine Elms for either reuse on site or off-site disposal.
Nine Elms - Cognition delivers remediation contract at former Royal Mail centre
12 October 2016
Cognition are appointed to remove asbestos and carry out stabilisation within the grounds of Latchmere House, a property with an interesting and secretive history.
Latchmere House - asbestos remediation and stabilisation of a site with an interesting history
12 October 2016
Cognition completes the remediation of Parcel 2 at Cannon Wharf in Lewisham, part of Barratt London's new development of luxury residential apartments, Greenland Place. An emphasis is placed on...
Cannon Wharf - putting the 'green' into Greenland Place
8 March 2016
Following the successful works on phases 1 – 3 of Royal Wharf, Cognition have once again been appointed to continue with phase 4 of the project in Silvertown.
Cognition appointed to carry out new phase at Royal Wharf!
7 March 2016
Cognition was contracted to carry out remediation works at Kingston Gasworks, prior to the construction of luxury residential apartments and a large basement car park. The soils and groundwater...
Kingston Gasworks
7 March 2016
Cognition undertook remediation works at the site of a former petrol station and car show room in Cuffley, Hertfordshire that was contaminated with PAHs, TPHs, and lead.
Turbo Centre, Cuffley
24 January 2016
Cognition was awarded a contract to remediate the basement area of a site in Guildford, prior to its redevelopment for residential and commercial use. Excavated material was processed, segregated...
Station View, Guildford
8 January 2016
Cognition was contracted to remediate a former industrial site in Hogarth, Chiswick. The site was to be redeveloped for residential housing with a large basement. The remediation works involved...
Hogarth, Chiswick
15 December 2015
Wimbledon Hill Park is a luxury residential development, comprising apartments and townhouses, set alongside 19 acres of protected parkland. Cognition was contracted to carry out earthworks at the...
Wimbledon Hill Park, London
3 November 2015
Cognition Land and Water are joining forces with Berkeley Homes (West London Ltd) by rowing along the River Thames from Oxford to Kingston on the 7th and 8th November.
Row Your Boat - Oxford to Kingston!
11 May 2015
Royal Wharf shortlisted for award.
Royal Wharf Shortlisted for Award
14 August 2014
Cognition was contracted to carry out remediation and earth works at the Key Site in Godalming, Surrey. The site in central Godalming was occupied by the police station as well as a number of...
Godalming Key Site
7 July 2014
Cognition was contracted by Magnox Ltd to carry out cement stabilisation of soil material to support the Solid Intermediate Level Waste Encapsulation (SILWE) plant which will be constructed at...
Hunterston, Nuclear Power Station
30 April 2014
Cognition is delighted to announce our successful appointment on the Magnox Land Quality Services Framework. The four year framework encompasses a range of land quality services across a...
Cognition Secure Magnox Land Quality Remediation Framework
27 March 2014
Cognition has successfully carried out the investigation and remediation of a former waste tip containing old tart barrels within the grounds of Damhead Creek Power Station, Rochester, Kent.
Damhead Creek Power Station, Rochester
27 January 2014
Large-scale Riverside Remediation in Godalming.
Large-scale Riverside Remediation in Godalming
11 November 2013
Cognition carried out large-scale remediation of extensive asbestos contamination at a former clay pit and tile factory in Surrey. Asbestos contamination emanated from the old asbestos clad/roofed...
Asbestos Removal at Former Brick Works
28 June 2013
Sophie Hosking, Olympic gold medallist, and former Cognition chemist, has announced that she is retiring from rowing to pursue yet another challenging career.
Olympic Champ and Former Employee Sophie Hosking Retires from Rowing
4 June 2013
Cognition has been contracted to develop a remediation strategy and carry out remediation work at the former London Docklands. Although common to many brownfield redevelopments, Cognition was...
Dockland Remediation Works Underway
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