Titchwell Marsh is one of the RSPB’s most important nature reserves. The freshwater reed bed is home to three of the country’s rarest breeding birds; the bearded tit, marsh harrier and bittern.
RSA Geotechnics has recently carried out a number of ground investigations within East London. One of our high profile projects is a geotechnical and environmental investigation and assessment for the redevelopment of Canning Town and Custom House.
A ground investigation was undertaken for Mistral Energy in connection with extension of the Burton Wold Wind Farm at Burton Latimer, near Kettering in Northamptonshire. The project comprised the construction of seven turbines with access routes for construction and maintenance traffic, an electricity sub-station and a temporary construction compound.
An oil leak was identified at one of the stately homes owned by the National Trust. RSA Geotechnics were contracted to carry out a ground investigation to delineate the extent of the oil leak and to identify any unacceptable risks posed to end users of the development and to controlled waters.
To assist in the planning for the future development of the former Barton Village Road Landfill site and the area known as Barton Lands, Oxford City Council appointed RSA Geotechnics to carry out a comprehensive ground investigation designed to obtain the soil and water quality.
The A14 traffic management scheme runs for 130 miles west to east from the interchange with the M1 Junction 19 at Catthorpe in Leicestershire to the A14 Junction 62 at Felixstowe in Suffolk.
RSA Geotechnics recently undertook a survey of the embankments and cuttings (highway geotechnical assets) along the A130 from the A12 interchange at Chelmsford to the Rayleigh Spur 14km to the south. This stretch of the A130 is maintained by County Route under the terms of a design, build, finance, and operate (DBFO) contract on behalf of Essex County Council.
Two out of date community centres are being redeveloped to deliver new aspirational housing for older people at a site on Weale Road, Chingford. The new housing has been designed by PRP Architects and was shortlisted for three awards in 2013 including HAPPI project Award, Housing Design Awards, Best Retirement Scheme, Housebuilders Awards and Health & Care Unbuilt, New London Architecture.
At 90 metres in height, the landmark ‘Altitude’ development in Aldgate will become the tallest Barratt Homes project to date and one of a select number of residential towers in central London.
RSA Geotechnics have recently completed a major site investigation for the Alconbury Weald project. The work was designed to provide geotechnical and geo-environmental information to support the planning application and design solutions for the next phase of the development.