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ground engineering and geotechnical projectsTayport Community Trust
ground engineering and geotechnical projectsTayport Community Trust

Project details

"Geoenvironmental risk assessment of a grossly contaminated former metal works site, with remedial strategy development, implementation, works specification, procurement, supervision and verification testing and reporting"

Tayport Community Trust

Leisure, Recreation, Community Use

£2.2 million

Project description

Tayport Community Trust commissioned Millard in 2017 to provide advice on a former metal works and fabrication factory site they had received from Fife Council. Whilst a degree of remediation had been undertaken by the Council, the land had not been made suitable for planned new use. The client was in process of planning for a Community Hub development and lottery funding for the building did not cover contamination remediation to ensure the land was suitable for the new planned use.

Millard provided specialist advice to review ground conditions and evaluate existing information which had been provided by the Council. We prepared human health and hydrogeological risk assessments to put the relict contamination into the context of the development plans. We also prepared and evaluated options for remedial works to demonstrate suitability for the planned new uses. These documents were used to facilitate negotiation with the Council and additional funding was secured to complete remediation as appropriate for the planned use.

Millard also prepared Schedules of Work and Performance Specifications for the groundworks before appointing and supervising a groundworks Contractor to remediate heavy metal contaminated soil. Millard oversaw the remedial works process, directing works on site and completed validation testing and monitoring before issuing the completion validation report for Fife Council.

Our input to the project whilst primarily Geoenvironmental included multidisciplinary elements of structural and infrastructure design for campsite layout and retaining walls, to ensure future proofing of the as-built remediation with the clients long term master plan for redevelopment.

Millard infrastructure engineers have provided a full package of design for roads construction and site drainage, including a SUDS pond. Site levels have been established for the scheme and plans are progressing rapidly in support of the proposals which are now under review by the Council.

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