Northpoint completed both a Phase 1 Desk Study and Phase 2 Site Investigation for a large residential development site in Stockton-on-Tees.

The 16Ha development site comprises scrubland with variable geological conditions including Glacial Tills, Alluvial Deposits and relict ‘cut and fill’. The Ground Investigation works comprised a combination of boreholes and trial pits for soils classification, geotechnical and chemical testing.

The initial Phase 1 Desk Study was completed to gain an understanding of potential constraints. Because of this process, the Phase 2 was able to target known features and potential risks to the development.

The investigation works undertaken by Northpoint also included a number of insitu and laboratory CBR tests targeting proposed road layouts for future highway design.

Given the size of the site and the variable ground conditions encountered, we also assessed the soils permeability characteristics for suitability of using sustainable drainage.

Northpoint routinely undertakes Site Investigation for large residential developments throughout the UK, providing a vast range of geotechnical and land contamination support to the client.