The A414 Chelmsford to Harlow works involved an on-and-off carriageway intrusive ground investigation and pavement investigation to assist in the redesign, modification and widening of the carriageway
Site Investigation Value: £77,700
Project Value: £16m
Soils Limited was contracted to undertake an intrusive ground investigation of the site and to establish the ground conditions, suitability of the natural geological strata as a founding stratum, to undertake a pavement investigation of the existing surfaces and locate and confirm any and all services running adjacent to the carriageway.
Using our extensive experience in large road widening / alteration schemes, Soils Limited successfully supervised the site works which involved traffic management on busy ‘A’ roads and four way roundabouts.
Site works comprised:
– Full utility clearance and surveying of locations and services
– 2No Boreholes using a dynamic windowless sampling rig
– 12No. Concrete coring locations
– 12No. Dynamic cone penetrometer tests
– 6No. Hand excavated slit trial pits to identify services
– Logging of windowless sampler boreholes in accordance with BS5930:2015
– Logging of road cores
– Chemical Laboratory Analysis
– Geotechnical Laboratory Analysis
– Onsite PAH testing
– Factual Reporting
– Pavement investigation reporting
Soils Limited’s in-house surveying team carried out a full GPR survey of the embankments in order to locate a service that was reported on the STATS plans but was not found within any of the slit trenches. This survey resulted in additional potential target being identified.
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Additional Contamination Investigation Report to define the condition of materials in select areas across the site which is being redeveloped as a new school
A new ‘Southern Link Road’ linking the A130 southbound to a new signalised junction on the A1245.
Upgrading the A47 single carriageway to a dual carriageway standard including access routes and a new bridge
The demolition of the existing derelict Public House (White Hart Inn) and the construction of eight 3-storey houses
The proposed development was to comprise the construction of a block of flats with the superstructure comprising 4 (central and north-eastern portion) and 3 (south-western portion) storeys.
Redevelopment included hard landscaping such as access roads driveways and pavements and soft landscaping such as communal garden and public open space.
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Soils Limited was commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at RNLI Penlee, The Strand, Newlyn
Redevelopment of the current Marina with the creation of over 200 berths; a dry stack a boatyard with a 75-tonne boat hoist servicing, commercial units, restaurants and passenger ferry link.
The site is to be redeveloped as a care home with outlying sheltered residential properties arranged around a central administrative centre.