PROJECT TYPEGround investigation
BACKGROUNDThe proposals for the South West Lands are the next stage in Quintain’s investment and development programme for Wembley Park. The plans extend the already visible regeneration projects further south, creating 850 new homes, hotel and office accommodation with affordable workspace, retail units, green spaces and improved links through to Wembley High Road. Group are very pleased to be involved with this prestigious project in London, having been awarded the ground investigation contract for the site to provide geotechnical and environmental information. This will be used to aid the planning and design of many aspects of the new development.
SCOPE OF WORK
In order to minimise risk of problems during the ground investigation works on this sensitive site, initial screening and clearance were required where necessary, prior to breaking ground. This included:
Site clearance and enabling works to allow access to the exploratory locations
Location and identification of services
Location and identification of potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) using a down-hole CPT push magnetometer (magcone), undertaken by specialist subcontractor, Lankelma, with additional clearance and UXO supervision by MACC International Limited
Harrison Group used a variety of ground investigation methods. These included:
All site works were carried out successfully over a 4 week period with subsequent monitoring over the following 6 months.
At the time of publishing, further phases of the site investigation are yet to proceed. The timing and scope of work of future investigation is dependent on the successful progression of the development plans.