With the increasing reduction in suitable development sites, more and more clients are turning to former developed brownfield sites to provide opportunities for future developments.
Our highly skilled team of environmental scientists, toxicologists and geotechnical engineers combine a proven track record of brownfield site development with Local Authority, human health and laboratory experience to ensure cost-effective solutions for site redevelopment. Through our geotechnical and environmental investigations, we offer deliverable solutions in order to give the green light to perform highways, foundations and drainage designs for each of our clients.
The geo-environmental experts we have based in house have an exemplary portfolio, designing and implementing well-designed site investigations across the UK to assess and address any potential impact, therefore mitigating financial risk. This includes desk-based studies, a contaminated land assessment, geotechnical appraisals, development of economic remediation strategies and subsequently, supervision and verification of ground preparatory and remediation works.
The team can offer the following services:
- Geoenvironmental assessments
- Phase I preliminary risk assessments (PRAs)
- Phase II intrusive geoenvironmental site investigations
- Identification of potentially contaminated sites
- Consultation with contaminated land officers
- Detailed quantitative risk assessments (DQRA)
- Generic assessment criteria for non-standard land use
- Phase III remediation/validation strategies
- Phase IV verification and monitoring
- Pollution incident reports and remediation
All works are completed in general accordance with the following standards:
- CLR11 and their recommendations on contamination reports
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency, 2002. “Model procedures for the management of land contamination” (CLR11).
- Environment Agency, March 2011, “Model procedures for the management of land contamination – GPLC3 – reporting checklists”.
- BS10175:2011+A2:2017 Investigation of potentially contaminated sites – Code of Practice
- R&D Technical Report P5-066/TR Secondary model procedure for the development of appropriate soil sampling strategies for land contamination, 2001 (Environment Agency)
- BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for site investigations
- BS EN ISO 22475-1:2006 Geotechnical investigation and testing