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Gasworks Site

The Problem

Our client, a substantial property developer, found themselves in a challenging situation. They were in the process of constructing a portfolio of apartment blocks on land previously occupied by a gasworks. However, during the acquisition of the land, the vendor warned of potential residual contamination. It was at this juncture that Avada was brought on board. Our task was to investigate the land and, if contamination was identified, prepare and cost options to make the land suitable for the client’s intended use.

The Solution

A comprehensive site investigation was carried out by a qualified scientist to determine the extent of the contamination plume caused by the oil spill. This thorough examination was crucial in understanding the full impact of the incident on the property and the surrounding environment. After collecting the necessary data, the scientist produced a Contamination Assessment Report, which provided an in-depth analysis of the contaminated areas and the severity of the pollution. Alongside the report, a detailed Scope of Works was developed to outline the necessary remediation actions required to address the contamination. The remediation works primarily involved the excavation of easily accessible contaminated soils, ensuring that the majority of the polluted material was removed from the site. Additionally, special attention was given to treating any residual contamination at the base of the excavation. This process ensured that even the most stubborn traces of pollution were effectively dealt with, minimising any long-term impact on the environment and safeguarding the health and well-being of the property’s residents. By meticulously addressing the contamination and adhering to the Scope of Works, the property was successfully restored, demonstrating the effectiveness of a comprehensive site investigation and targeted remediation actions.

The End Result

Avada took charge of managing the reinstatement of the property, with the aim of restoring everything to its original state before the unfortunate oil spill incident occurred. Their team of professionals meticulously assessed the damages and implemented a thorough plan to repair and refurbish the affected areas, ensuring that the property would regain its former condition. Throughout the process, Avada worked diligently to minimise disruption to the residents, keeping them informed of progress and developments. As the Building Regulations had changed since the property was originally constructed, it became necessary to upgrade the enclosure for the tank to comply with current standards. Avada took this opportunity to ensure that the property not only returned to its previous state but also adhered to the latest safety and regulatory requirements. The entire project, from the initial assessment to the final touches, took eight weeks to complete, demonstrating Avada’s commitment to efficient and high-quality restoration work.