Detailed Geotechnical and Contaminated Land Investigations on a former industrial site, highlight Ground & Water’s ability to quickly adapt schemes, that resulted in more cost-effective foundation designs than first envisaged and the ability to recycle demolished structures as a break layer, saving time and money, while reducing the project’s carbon footprint.
Following initial geotechnical and contaminated land studies undertaken by others, a phase of demolition occurred. Ground & Water was asked to review the data provided to date, re-assess the remedial and foundation requirements to satisfy not only the client’s budget analysis, but also to obtain agreement from stakeholders, including the Home & Community Agency’s own consultant and the council’s Contaminated Land Team.
Ground & Water was commissioned by a client to undertake geotechnical and contaminated land investigations on a 3.1-hectar former industrial site in Havant. It was being redeveloped partly for residential use and partly for commercial purposes by the Home & Community Agency.