Remediation works can be carried out alongside your construction works, saving time and money. Hopefully this post will help you understand why this is worth considering and where to start.
Remediation does not have to be a separate entity to construction works. Our remediation contracting services are nearly always employed in the enabling works for sites with remediation requiring completion prior to the start of construction works. While this makes sense, especially considering planning conditions often in place regarding removal of risks from contamination, significant financial and environmental savings can be made by extending remediation plans in to the construction phase.
There is no doubt that dig & dump operations are quick fixes giving discrete time frames with cost certainties which we all want, however these come at a significant price (see our post on landfill tax, £86.10/tonne as of April 2017) which can mean that some developments aren’t viable financially. The increasing number of on-site treatment options for contamination, either in-situ (so leaving the soil where it is) or ex-situ (excavated and treated on site), may reduce the costs involved with dealing with contamination, making the development viable and/or more profitable.
On-site treatment is often dismissed due to incompatible time frames. Why not join the forwarding thinking developers who carry out treatment during construction. There are many ways of achieving remediation goals which can be carried out during construction and completed before hand-over. Asking for a remedial options appraisal is probably good place to start so you can see your options.
We’re always happy to discuss options so feel free to drop us a line (0131 538 8456) or e-mail.
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