Our brief commenced with a phase 1 desktop study and continued through to the phase 4 verification report.
Elevated levels of hydrocarbons were found in one location, the affected soil was removed and testing undertaken around the perimeter of the excavation prior to refilling with clean material. In other areas the contaminants could be left in place and capped with clean soil in order to reduce the risks to an acceptable level.
During the course of the works an unsightly scrap yard was transformed into a very desirable development comprising four substantial detached dwellings.
The photos show the site before and after.
Our brief was to undertake a phase 1 environmental report.
The proposals comprise the demolition two end of terrace properties and construction of a residential development of 37 dwellings
comprising four one bedroom units, twelve two bedroom units, thirteen three bedroom units and eight four plus bedroom units with associated car and cycle parking and landscaping.
The site use at the time of the walk over was partly residential and partly commercial, mainly vehicle repairs and spraying and some areas with abandoned cars.
The report concluded that it was likely some superficial contamination would be found and gave appropriate recommendations .
During the course of the walk over Japanese Knotweed was identified, enabling timely action to be taken to eradicate this invasive species.