Former Landfill Remediation

Client / Kier Construction
Site / Bitterne Park School, Southampton
Value / £2.3m
Timescale / 12 Months


Sanctus were retained by Kier to investigate, remediate and complete enabling works on a former landfill present within the grounds of an existing school. The former playing fields area is to be redeveloped with state-of-the-art classrooms and an activity centre. Following construction of the new buildings, the existing classrooms will be demolished and replaced with new sports pitches.

The works package included;

  • Site investigation, risk assessment, remediation options appraisal and development of a Remediation Strategy for regulatory approval
  • Topsoil strip and onsite stockpiling for future re-use
  • Reduced level excavation
  • Excavation and onsite processing of landfill waste
  • Offsite treatment and disposal of surplus arisings
  • Construction of pile mats
  • Dewatering and onsite water treatment
  • Environmental and Geotechnical verification testing including vibration monitoring
  • Asbestos control measures throughout in sensitive school environment
  • Environmental Watching brief during groundworks
  • Management and offsite disposal of arisings from foundation and drainage excavations.