Former Scrap Metal Yard, Rugby

Site Name Former Scrap Metal Yard, Rugby Site

Area 0.4 Hectares

Development Residential

Role Environmental Consultants

ASL operated as geo-environmental consultants for this development in Rugby, Warwickshire.  The site comprised 0.4 hectares of brownfield land formerly used for ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal recycling for some 70 years.

These activities were completed under a waste management license for the last ten years of operation only.  The site was proposed to be redeveloped for a residential end use comprising apartment accommodation.

The works completed by ASL comprise the following:

  • Review of previously completed reports, historical data, the site’s environmental setting and current land use
  • Site wide intrusive investigation and delineation of identified contamination
  • Design of chemical testing regime to characterise the site conditions and investigate potential contamination issues
  • Interpretation of results for both contamination and geotechnical issues
  • Develop quantitative risk assessment for controlled waters
  • Design a remediation strategy for the site
  • Complete remediation works involving:
    • Excavation of soils for off site disposal
    • Monitoring and removal of free phase hydrocarbons
    • Groundwater quality monitoring programme
    • Liaison with regulatory authorities to obtain sign off of the relevant planning conditions and for the surrender of the waste management license.