Ground Engineering magazine has today reported about CGL’s video of ground investigations at Barking Riverside. The aerial footage shows a drilling rig obtaining deep soil samples for geotechnical and geoenvironmental analysis as part of our River Thames Flood Defence investigations for the new town in Essex.
The Barking Riverside development will create a brand new neighbourhood alongside 2km of River Thames frontage. With an area of 180 hectares, it is one of the most ambitious and important new brownfield developments in the UK. Outline planning permission was granted in 2007 for 10,800 homes with healthcare facilities, schools, open space, public squares, a new railway station and 65,000 sq m of commercial floor space.
So far CGL’s work has enabled over 1,000,000m³ of soil to be reused on the site, minimising lorry movements to take contaminated soil away for specialist treatment or disposal.
CGL Principal Engineer Adam Branson quotes, “We have used nearly every type of ground investigation technique on this site. We have also provided geotechnical input to the project for short and long term ground movements resulting from the major earthworks activities as well as road, bridge, and culvert design.
“CGL is proud to provide continuing support to Barking Riverside on a wide range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental challenges on what must be one of the UK’s most important brownfield regeneration projects”.