Soils Limited were commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at Wells-next-the-Sea, on the Norfolk Coast.
Site Investigation: £15,000
The ground investigation was to supply the client and their designers with information regarding ground conditions, to assist in preparing a foundation scheme for development that was appropriate to the settings present on the site. The investigation was to be made by means of in-situ testing and geotechnical laboratory testing undertaken on soil samples taken from the trial holes.
The site investigation comprised:
– 2no. 30m deep cable percussive boreholes;
– 10no. TRL DCP in-situ CBR tests.
Ground conditions comprised Reclaimed Tidal Deposits recorded to depths of 13.00 and 12.50m bgl, overlying white chalk, noted to the full depth of the investigation at 30.45m bgl.
A series of in-situ and laboratory tests were undertaken to inform pile and pavement design for the proposed structure including: SPTs; CPTu probes; CBR probes; Atterberg test; PSD and SMC analysis; and sulphate and chloride tests.
Recommendations were made for pile design, including preliminary working loads and concrete classification in respect of sea waters (chloride) and sulphates. Advice on pavement design was also provided.
The proposal involved converting the Town Hall Annexe building into block of apartments with two storey floor extension creating one, two and three-bed homes, with a total of 185 new homes
A robust intrusive ground investigation, designed to obtain geological, geotechnical and geo-environmental data.
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.
The A27 - East of Lewes improvements worked involved the collection of 3500 plus geotechnical and geo-environmental samples from over 150 different locations
The project comprised the construction of six two-storey, semi-detached three-bedroom houses and the construction of a commercial CO-OP building in the northern section of the site.
Soils Limited was commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at RNLI Penlee, The Strand, Newlyn