Northpoint conducted a Coal Mining Risk Assessment and intrusive ground investigation for an extension to a workshop in Leadgate. The work was undertaken by Northpoint for SDS Inc Ltd.

The Geoenvironmental team initially carried out a desk-based Coal Mining Risk Assessment to highlight the potential risks from underground workings. The Desk Study identified a potential risk to the proposed development within both coal and ironstone seams below the site.

The Geoenvironmental engineers used their knowledge of the area to design a cost-effective Ground Investigation. This experience reduced the investigation scope, and resulted in cost savings for the client. The Ground Investigation works including rotary boreholes  and probing to target shallow seams identified during the Desk Study Report.

Northpoint analysed the Ground Investigation data and mine abandonment plans as part of the comprehensive Coal Mining Risk Assessment.

The Geoenvironmental team worked in partnership with the Coal Authority to confirm an overall very low risk for the site.

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