Sandicliffe Nissan, Nottingham 2013
Sandicliffe, one of the East Midlands largest and oldest car and commercial dealerships purchased a former calor gas depot site on Abbeyfield Road, Nottingham and submitted a planning application for permission to demolish the existing structures and build a new state of the art car dealership and servicing garage. The site, which is situated upon an old landfill, posed a number of challenges.
Ivy House Environmental were instructed by Sandicliffe to undertake a site investigation to assess ground conditions in relation to obtaining discharge of contaminated land planning conditions and specifying foundation design for building upon the old landfill.
In particular, the contaminated land assessment involved assessing the risk posed to human health by the contaminated waste, which also generates significant amounts of landfill gas and contaminated leachate, which had migrated into the water table.
In liaison with the contaminated land team at Nottingham City Council, Ivy House developed a conceptual site model which facilitated a detailed risk assessment for human health and controlled waters. Subsequent remedial works involved the engineering of contaminated fill and provision of gas protection measures for the proposed structures.
Building upon a landfill poses significant risks when the proposal involves construction of a four storey showroom and car lift. Our geotechnical investigation and engineering assessment specified piled foundations with suspended floor slabs and integral gas protection.
With Ivy House Environmental’s advisory services continuing during the construction phase, ensuring that contaminated land planning conditions were successfully discharged, the dealership was completed on time and the UK’s largest Nissan dealership has been trading since 2014.
Our Skillset Provided: Site Investigation, Geotechnical Assessment, Landfill Gas Protection