Case Studies

For more than 35 years we have been operating throughout the United Kingdom and overseas to deliver a total solution to clients’ geotechnical and environmental problems against ever more demanding standards and legislation. Examples of our work are provided in the following small selection of case studies:

PV Solar Farm Investigations

Project Type: Geotechnical site investigations, pile testing
Value: £1.2M

The renewable energy industry is rapidly expanding within the United Kingdom, with many photovoltaic array developments being undertaken to meet growing sustainable energy demands. Harrison …

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King’s College, Cambridge

Project Type: Geotechnical site investigation
Value: £7K

King’s College Chapel is a Grade 1 listed collegiate chapel of the University of Cambridge, built in the 16th century and located in the heart …

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Project Type: Geotechnical site investigation
Value: £100K

Harrison Group was contracted by Vattenfall to undertake a site investigation over a section of Happisburgh beach to provide information on ground conditions for the …

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Fen Drayton Road

Project Type: Geoenvironmental investigation
Value: £13K

Land developers, as part of their due diligence, need to check, before construction commences, for the presence of ground gas such as methane and carbon …

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Former Whittingham Hospital

Project Type: Geotechnical site investigation
Value: £150K

Whittingham Hospital, near Preston in Lancashire, treated thousands of psychiatric patients every year and had its own railway, brewery and sewage works. The main hospital …

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Project Type: Geotechnical site investigation
Value: £45K

SnOasis is a proposed indoor winter sports resort, a project that will be unique in the UK. Location of SnOasis is the 123ha former chalk …

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Trinity College, Cambridge

Project Type: Geotechnical site investigation
Value: £2,000

Harrison Group has carried out the ground investigation for installation of new Antony Gormley sculpture at Trinity College, Cambridge. Tim Waters, Capital Projects Manager at …

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Stratford, East London

Project Type: Ground investigation - red site
Value: £260K

Redevelopment plans for this 10 hectare site located in Stratford, East London, include for open streets with new shops, cafés, hotels, over 1,200 residential units …

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Crossrail – London

Project Type: Ground investigation with installation of instrumentation
Value: £130K

Crossrail represents one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in the UK and runs 118 km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new …

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Lincs OSWF – Lincolnshire

Project Type: Ground investigation
Value: £140K

The ‘Lincs’ Off-Shore Wind Farm (OSWF) project is just one of 5 wind farms projects which are in various stages of development in the Lincolnshire …

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Olen – Belgium

Project Type: Radioactive stockpile characterisation
Value: £25K

The site was originally occupied by a materials technology plant. Activities carried out there included production and extraction of precious metals products and catalysts. The …

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Project Type: Ground investigation
Value: £130K

Harrison Group are very pleased to be involved with this prestigious project in London, having been awarded the ground investigation contract for the site to …

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