Former Munitions Manufacturing Site, Witton, Birmingham

Site name  Former Munitions Manufacturing Site, Witton, Birmingham

Area  38 Hectares

Development  Commercial – Industrial/Commercial Units and Offices

Role  Environmental Consultants

ASL operated as geo-environmental consultants for the one of the largest brownfield developments in the UK.

The site comprised some 38 hectares of brownfield land set in the industrial heartland of the UK with an industrial history of over 150 years in metals engineering and munitions manufacture.

ASL’s role of the project included the following:

  • Regular liaison with project managers and the design team
  • Phase I site assessment to review of historical data, the site’s environmental setting and land uses
  • Liaison with specialist contractors to address actual and potential ordnance risks
  • Site wide intrusive investigation (Approx 1000 exploratory locations)
  • Design of chemical testing regime to characterise the site conditions and investigate potential contamination issues
  • Interpretation and assessment of results for both contamination and geotechnical issues
  • Oversee remediation works completed by contractors involving excavation for off site disposal and insitu techniques such as ‘pump and treat’, free phase skimming and insitu bioremediation.