Northpoint completed a Phase 2 Site Investigation and ground engineering recommendations for a residential development in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Proposals comprise the construction of approximately 170 residential properties with private driveways and a new estate road.

The site currently lies in disuse. Formally, the land was part of mixed use including allotments, agricultural use and small dwelling structures.

Due to the complexity of the underlying geology, extensive investigations included a geophysical survey, rotary probing and cable percussive boreholes. These works targeted underlying coal seams and geological anomalies.

Northpoint provided the client with a geoenvironmental assessment and cost-effective foundation solutions, noting the geological hazards beneath the site.