EGG Consultants Ltd completed a Phase II Geoenvironmental  & Geotechnical site investigation & assessment for submission to Manchester City Council in support of a planning application for development of a single private domestic detached residence (single storey with additional ‘lower ground’ level integral garage) on 0.46 ha of undeveloped land at Blackley, Manchester, M9 6BH.

The assessment identified and evaluated all potential sources and impacts of ground contamination, groundwater contamination and ground gas relevant to the site, and conformed to Manchester City Council’s current guidance (Planning Guidance in Relation to Ground Contamination).

The report also provided a geotechnical assessment of conditions on site for provision of an allowable bearing pressure for structural design and an assessment of ground chemical environment for concrete specification.

The work was completed within six weeks of the contract being signed.

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