Previously developed land may be contaminated and this poses risks to human health and the environment. This needs to be addressed during redevelopment. A phased geoenvironmental investigation not only complies with best practice, optimising understanding, but also ensures legal compliance; minimising future liabilities and potential remediation costs.
Legislation and industry guidance are under continuing review and update. In assessing your site, we take one considered step at a time.
The Phase 1 Desk Study Report collates and reviews a wide variety of site specific data, enabling recommendations for any further investigation phases required to be made in an informed manner. All our Phase 1 Desk Study Reports include:
Dependant on site history, further data and research may be required to complete the Desk Study including potential undermining (e.g. Coal Authority Report), archaeological interest, buried ordnance. We would also suggest a review of any previous site investigation data, or anecdotal information you may have.
A Phase 2 intrusive investigation confirms the extent of contamination in areas where it is suspected and determines the presence or absence of contamination in the remainder of the site. We provide the appropriate ground investigation resources. Representative samples are obtained with care and analysed for both commonly occurring contaminants and those linked to site history. Standpipes for post fieldwork monitoring are installed where groundwater or gas contamination is suspected.
We are also able to provide the benefits of combining Phase 2 geoenvironmental intrusive investigation with geotechnical investigation of the site, in an integrated approach.
Factual or Interpretative Phase 2 Investigation Reports are available. In addition to providing the factual data, our Interpretative Reports include geoenvironmental (and geotechnical) assessment, drawing conclusions and providing recommendations specific to your project.
Our geoenvironmental assessment capabilities include:
During construction, time really is money. So we provide a quick response to undertake sampling, analysis and interpretation of results. This can be for a single visit, or as an on-going part of the construction process.
Contact us now for more information on our services or to discuss your next project.