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Mason Evans is a geo-environmental consultancy providing high quality, practical and technically robust solutions to a varied client base, regularly including developers, house builders, distillers, local authorities, contractors, consulting engineers, architects and other professionals across the UK.

We have access to an extensive archive of site conditions throughout Scotland, gained from in excess of 20 years experience of site assessment.

We operate from offices in Glasgow and Belfast, providing a range of services relating to the investigation, remediation and validation of proposed development sites. With a staff of in excess of 30 we are large enough to provide flexibility in our response, while still retaining the “hands-on” involvement of Senior Personnel in the day to day running of our projects, expected of a smaller, specialist Consultant.

Our team of experienced consultants provide a solution focused service to our Clients, often enhancing the feasibility of sites where this is rendered marginal by adverse ground conditions.

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Expert land
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Robust
Technical
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Who We Are

Mason Evans is a geo-environmental consultancy providing high quality, practical and technically robust solutions to a varied client base, regularly including developers, house builders, distillers, local authorities, contractors, consulting engineers, architects and other professionals across the UK.

We have access to an extensive archive of site conditions throughout Scotland, gained from in excess of 20 years experience of site assessment.

We operate from offices in Glasgow and Belfast, providing a range of services relating to the investigation, remediation and validation of proposed development sites. With a staff of in excess of 30 we are large enough to provide flexibility in our response, while still retaining the “hands-on” involvement of Senior Personnel in the day to day running of our projects, expected of a smaller, specialist Consultant.

Our team of experienced consultants provide a solution focused service to our Clients, often enhancing the feasibility of sites where this is rendered marginal by adverse ground conditions.

Niall Lawless,

Managing Director

BSc (Hons) MSc CEng CGeol MIMMM FGS

Niall is an engineering geologist with thirty years of experience in the management, supervision and reporting of a wide variety of geotechnical and environmental projects throughout the UK.

He has extensive knowledge of the investigation and remediation of Greenfield and Brownfield sites for a wide variety of end uses; particularly housing, renewable energy and distillery development. Niall is well known in the Scottish Development Sector and has a reputation for providing professional, commercially aware, client focused service.

Niall was a founding Director of Mason Evans and was appointed Managing Director in 2015. Previously he was employed for seven years with Johnson Poole & Bloomer, before leaving with other senior colleagues to form Mason Evans.

nlawless@masonevans.co.uk

Patrick Barry,

Director

BSc (Hons) MSc CGeol MIMMM FGS

Patrick first met his fellow Directors in 1991 when he joined Johnson Poole & Bloomer for short-term work experience while still at University. He impressed his peers at that time, but left to pursue post-graduate studies at Durham, before becoming a consulting engineer. His career took him to Hong Kong where he worked for a major contractor in several large road, rail, and housing development projects, before returning to the UK for a reunion with his former colleagues at Mason Evans Partnership in 1999. Since joining the Firm, Patrick has been involved in a considerable number of site investigation projects, land reclamation and mine stabilisation schemes.

pbarry@masonevans.co.uk

Neil M Thomson,

Director

BSc (Hons) FGS

A graduate of Glasgow University with an Honours degree in Geology and Applied Geology, he joined the practise shortly after its inception in 1995, having previously worked in both geo-environmental consultancy and site investigation contracting. A geo-environmental specialist, he is particularly experienced in land quality assessments and the remediation of contaminated land.

nthomson@masonevans.co.uk

David D A Mason,

Director / Consultant

BSc (Hons) CEng CGeol MIMMM FGS

Following graduation in Geology in 1977, his early career included experience with a ground engineering contractor in site investigation and piling, before he moved into consultancy. In 1984, he was appointed Regional Manager, then Managing Director of Johnson Poole and Bloomer with the task of establishing their Scottish office. Following the successful development and establishment of the business, he left eleven years later to set up Mason Evans Partnership with senior management colleagues from JPB.

Throughout the course of his career, he has been involved in over 10,000 development projects across the country and he is routinely consulted as an expert witness.

dmason@masonevans.co.uk

Ian Cochrane,

Associate

BA (Hons) AIEMA MSEE

Ian is originally from Ottawa in Canada and following graduation with a first-class honours degree in Physical Geography, he followed his roots and moved to Scotland in 1998 to pursue doctoral studies in sub-glacial hydrology at the University of Glasgow. His early career was spent with several large engineering firms, developing their contaminated land capabilities and building environmental teams that focused mainly on contaminated land risk assessment and groundwater issues associated with brownfield redevelopment.

This often involved working on large scale remediation projects internationally, as well as domestically. Ian joined Mason Evans in early 2010, and currently heads up the environmental section of the firm.

icochrane@masonevans.co.uk

Neil Hands,

Associate

BSc (Hons) FGS

Neil graduated with a first-class honours degree in Geology and Applied Geology from the University of Glasgow in 2001. Soon after graduating he started his career with Mason Evans, leaving in 2004 to work as a contractor and later with a local authority.

This has given him significant hands on experience in piling, stabilisation of mine workings/mine entries, site investigations and construction regulation. Neil returned to work with Mason Evans in March 2014 as a Senior Geoscientist and has recently been promoted to Associate.

nhands@masonevans.co.uk

Simon Wood,

Associate (Northern Ireland)

BEng (Hons) MSc PGDip CEng MCIWEM

A graduate of Loughborough University in 1984, Simon worked with various reputable international consulting engineering practises as a consulting engineer with a specialisation in environmental matters. He extended this interest to further post-graduate studies and qualified with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management at the University of Ulster.

His career continued as an environmental consultant and team leader with another consultancy practise, before joining Mason Evans in 2007 as Regional Director responsible for the company’s activities in Northern Ireland and the South of Ireland. Throughout his career he has worked in some major waste and development schemes across Ireland, as well as acting as an expert witness in a number of environmental cases.

swood@masonevans.co.uk

Pamela Hamilton,

Finance & Administration Manager

Pamela Hamilton started her career with Mason Evans in 1996 as a Junior Secretary, working closely with Maureen MacKay, our then Financial Director. Throughout this time, Pamela gained knowledge and experience in the administration department along with more advanced accounting and HR duties.

In 2005, Pamela was promoted to the role of Office Manager. During this time, she developed her working relationships with all staff and management, and now, after 21 years with Mason Evans, has recently been promoted to Finance & Administration Manager.

phamilton@masonevans.co.uk

Contact

Glasgow, Scotland (Head Office)

The Piazza,
95 Morrison Street,
Glasgow G5 8BE
Tel: 0141 420 2025
Email: mail@masonevans.co.uk

Bangor, Northern Ireland

Ballymacormick House,
35 Ballymacormick Road,
Bangor, BT196AB
Tel: 028 9185 7789
Email: mail@masonevans.co.uk