In order to obtain relevant planning consents our client was instructed by the local authority to undertake a full ground investigation of a site formerly used as an engineering workshop, with several oil tanks still existing on site.
The site investigation comprised of a desk study and a borehole drilling investigation with several boreholes being installed with monitoring wells. The investigations also detailed the in-situ shear strength values of the underlying clay deposits which would later be used in foundation design.
The desk study and factual site investigation report detailed the geotechnical findings as well as the levels of contamination encountered which aided the consultant in designing the remediation strategy of a hydrocarbon ‘hotspot’ found at the site. On receipt of the report the local authority granted planning permission for a small residential development.