Ben Thompson

Industry expert

 Ben  Thompson

Ben Thompson

WSP , principal engineering geologist

Ben is a Principal Engineering Geologist and a Geotechnical Team Leader at WSP in Leeds. Since obtaining an MGeol undergraduate degree in geology and an MSc in Engineering Geology, Ben has gained almost ten years’ experience in geotechnical engineering consultancy throughout New Zealand and the UK. He is a Chartered Geologist and a UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional. 

Ben has been part of the multidisciplinary design team on the A19 Coast Road project for over 5 years, from the start of preliminary design; through several ground investigation phases; detailed design and most recently providing construction support. 

Ben headed up the geotechnical design team during the detailed design, with a particular focus on the design of:

  • Three integral bridges founded on contiguous bored piled abutments, 
  • A series of large diameter contiguous bored pile retaining walls; and,
  • The interaction of these new structures with the existing adjacent bridges/infrastructure.

By continuing to use the site you agree to our cookies policy. Accept