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Danny Hope

Regional Director, Land Quality


BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIWEM, CWEM, CEnv, SiLC

Danny leads our geo-environmental and geotechnical delivery to clients across northern England and Scotland.

As a specialist in land quality, Danny has worked on projects across a wide range of sectors and has had leading roles on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, including; lead contamination specialist on the Mersey Gateway and Greater Manchester Waste PFI Projects; and acting as land quality technical lead on HS2 London-Birmingham.

At Hydrock, his work includes leading the remedial design for a major remediation scheme for an industrial development in Ellesmere Port; ground investigation work on Manchester Life residential developments; remedial design at the former Itron factory site in Stretford; materials management on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line; site investigations for a major city centre development in York; and the investigations on a 130-acre site owned by Tata Chemicals and Inovyn Enterprises for a major mixed-use scheme in Cheshire. This range of experience has enabled Danny to build strong relationships with developers, local authorities, contractors and regulatory bodies across the region.

Danny is an assessor for the SiLC accreditation scheme; is Chair of the CIWEM Contaminated Land Network Panel; and is a ‘Qualified Person’ and ‘Suitably Qualified Person’ for the implementation of the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste Code of Practice and National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination respectively. He regularly speaks at both regional and national CIWEM events on sustainable approaches to managing contamination on brownfield sites.

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