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Detailed investigation of former pharmaceutical manufacturing site

Site Assessments Geotechnical Support

Working on a sensitive, existing pharmaceutical distribution site, EPS was able to manage a detailed site investigation to satisfy the expectations of a number of stakeholders involved in the sale/acquisition of the property, whilst also working towards satisfying anticipated planning issues associated with the redevelopment of a site with a potentially contaminative site history.

Project: Site assessment to facilitate due diligence and planning support for a proposed acquisition of the site and associated redevelopment (demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new warehouse). This work comprised the pre-demolition phase, with further works proposed for post-demolition.

Nature of site: A 6.6 hectare commercial property site with a series of buildings present, used for the packaging and distribution of pharmaceutical products but also with a history of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Scope: Investigation comprised drilling of 11 deep shell & auger boreholes to a max depth of 20m, 11 shallow window sampler boreholes, and 12 trial pits. Soakaway testing was undertaken, and follow up groundwater, gas and vapour sampling was carried out.

Duration of works: Approximately 1 month

Value: Circa £50,000