Autumn 2007 Newsletter
Earth Science Partnership has been commissioned under the terms of a number of partnership agreements to act as the principal geoenvironmental and geotechnical consultant for a number of Local Authorities in South Wales.
Lamby Way Landfill Redevelopment & New Waste Transfer Station
Cardiff City Council are developing Lamby Way Landfill as a hub for future waste streams. Site Investigation and assessment was carried out as key members of the project development team. Project concluded with recommendations for future economical, sustainable and pragmatic solutions to the problems of constructing on a recent landfill site.
Torfaen Cemetery Options Appraisal
ESP has carried out an appraisal for the potential use of six separate sites in the Torfaen area as new cemeteries. Our work eliminated three of six locations due to a number of factors including the risks to sensitive surface water courses, the grave (sic) cost of shallow excavation and vulnerable Major Aquifer units.
The preferred option was selected after detailed groundwater studies and ConSim hydrogeological modelling. Negotiations are underway for approval with the regulatory bodies.
Throughout our involvement in various schemes across Wales and South West England, we have the capability to manage and control the direction and outcomes of various schemes. These include the Merthyr Vale housing renewal area and sites of proposed sustainable waste management in Bath and Somerset. We focus on output, not just process and are able to exceed traditional expectations and polarise project focus.
St Mellons Link Road
ESP has completed an assessment for a major new highway scheme which is set to transform transport links in the east side of Cardiff. Located in a unique geomorphological environment, part of the scheme incorporates an embankment 7m in height, required to take the proposed road across the Severn Flats and over the Swansea to London Railway.
Construction Contract Scope Approvals
ESP has been reviewing contract documents for a site where value was significantly affected by geoenvironmental factors. Providing expert understanding of ground processes and physical and chemical hazards our input has to date saved the client around £500,000 (approximate 20% saving on total costs).
New Access to Cardiff Airport
To date ESP has carried out detailed reconnaissance of various routes and have assessed where likely construction and stability problems are likely to exist. Our work will provide the most economical solutions for the road alignment given the social and environmental constraints typically encountered on these schemes.
Our early involvement and understanding of the required outcomes in projects is essential to achieve the aims of clients and project teams.