Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation in Reading

Geoenvironmental Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation in Reading
Site Investigation Reading

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical complete Site Investigation for a wide range of clients throughout the UK. We provide a national service delivered by local offices, run by technically proficient staff with a strong business acumen.

All site investigations are conducted in accordance with strict and well-defined health and safety practices with site specific method statements and risk assessments provided. Prior to commencement on-site service (gas sewers, electricity etc.) information is acquired from the client (or its agents) with utility tracing conducted, if required.

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Regional Office South was commissioned to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation in Reading.

The existing housing facilities were to be demolished and redeveloped into new two-storey residential dwellings, and the present wooded area would be developed into an eco-enhancement area.
The phase 1 desk-top study included a site walkover and reviewed the environmental setting and site history to make preliminary risk assessments for contamination and geotechnical constraints, which highlighted possible contamination from a proximal sewage works and potential onsite asbestos.
Earth Environmental & Geotechnical subsequently undertook ground investigation works comprising of six shallow boreholes (utilising Window Sampling techniques), insitu TRL DCP tests (Dynamic Cone Penetrometer) test, and ground gas and groundwater level monitoring.  Results from the ground investigation enabled Earth Environmental & Geotechnical to advise on foundation design and provide revised risk assessments for contamination.

Our Reading office was commissioned to undertake a geo-environmental desk-top study and subsequent ground investigation in an unoccupied residential property to examine ground conditions for foundation design, and to assess the soil and ground gas contamination levels for the future development.
All site investigation works were supervised full time by experienced Earth Environmental Consultants and all fieldworks were carried out in accordance with BS5930:2015+A1:2020 and BS10175:2011 + A2:2017. BS 5930:2015 Code of Practice for Site Investigations

The works culminated with the production of detailed  factual and interpretative reports of the site investigations containing:

  • Description of site history and surrounding environmental setting
  • Preliminary and revised risk assessments for soil and ground gas contamination
  • Details of all exploratory fieldworks undertaken
  • Details of soil and groundwater conditions encountered
  • Production of geotechnical design information.
Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation
  • Client: Confidential
  • Location: Reading
  • Value: Confidential
  • Activities: Geoenvironmental Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation