What is a Phase 1 Desk Study?
A Phase 1 Desk Study is an interpretive report that provides detailed information on the likely presence of any contamination within the subsurface of the development site. A phase 1 Desk study highlights the sites historical, geological and environmental setting, and the potential risks that this may present to future site users, developments and the immediate environment.
A phase 1 desk study is required before ground investigation. Ideally it should also be accompanied by a walk over survey conducted by an experienced practitioner. By compiling available information in relation to a site’s environmental, geological, hydrogeological, hydrological and mining setting a cost effective and focussed site investigation will be developed