Matthew Owen

Name of company: John Grimes Partnership 

Where is the company based? Ivybridge 

Website address:

rfWe will be working on several aspects of the Atmos Totnes Project, undertaking geotechnical investigation and assessment, flood risk assessment, surface water drainage design and preparation of a transport assessment.

We will be working closely with the design team, particularly with the project manager Dave Chapman and lead architect Andrew Kirkby on the initial master planning, as well as liaising with statutory consultees including the Environment Agency and Devon County Council.

Please share here other information that might help people understand the background of the company and its values.

We are perhaps best known for our work on the ground issues caused by the old mine workings in Gunnislake in the early to mid 1990s.  More recently we were involved in saving, protecting and reinstating Kingsand Clock Tower following the storms in early 2014 and there are some videos of the work on our website.  We regularly work on a range of projects throughout Devon, Cornwall and across the UK.  Our mission is to provide our clients with sound and cost-effective consultancy to enable them to achieve their business goals through innovative solutions.

Name of Atmos Totnes lead within this company: Tom White

Job title: Associate Director


Name: Matthew Owen

Job title: Senior Geotechnical Engineer 

What do you think makes Atmos Totnes so interesting?

The unique way in which the project has such a large amount of community input. 

Tell us a bit more about you. It can be something from your professional life or something about your interests outside of work.

As well as being a dedicated geotechnical engineer with JGP I am also a keen sailor, having recently completed a Pacific Ocean crossing from Qingdao in China to San Francisco. 

If there were an object to represent your role in the Atmos Totnes project what would it be?

A Suunto MC-2 Compass

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