Ground Investigation - Contaminated Land - Mining Legacy - Geotechnical
Groundsmiths (UK) Ltd
Groundsmiths was established in 2009 to service Chesterfield and the surrounding areas. Since then we have completed nearly 300 projects and have developed close working relationships with a client base of self-builders and developers who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for commercial, industrial and residential end use.
Our work is centred on providing cost effective and bespoke solutions to problems associated with the redevelopment of land that is often affected by mining legacy, geotechnical issues as well as soil, groundwater and ground gas contamination. We encompass all aspects of site characterisation and work closely with a select group of fellow professionals including independent planning consultants, civils and drainage engineers, architects, plant hire and drilling contractors, and structural engineers who are local to the area.
WHAT WE DO...
Contact us for prices for the following general services we provide:
Phase 1 (Desk Study) geotechnical and geo-environmental site characterisation;
Site appraisal for valuation and bank lending;
Phase 2 geotechnical and contaminated land investigation;
Phase 3 remediation method statements, validation sampling and verification reporting;
Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA);
Rotary boring to investigate shallow mining legacy;
Grouting specifications, supervision and validation of coal mining remedial works;
Ground gas monitoring and risk assessment;
Controlled waters risk assessment and contaminant hydrogeology;
Human health risk assessment;
Agricultural and manufactured soils testing (compliance with BS3882:2015 and CLEA);
Independent data interpretation and third party report review;
Liaison with Local Authorities, the Coal Authority, NHBC, Building Control and other regulatory bodies.
"Chesterfield is a great place to live and work and it continues to develop year on year; we are proud of the role we play in its continued development and success"
"Those old miners have a lot to answer for!"
Drilling is often an integral part to the investigation of a development site, but unfortunately the risks and costs associated with the assessment and treatment of ancient underground mining are often overlooked, or misunderstood at best. Chesterfield is 'mining country' so there's every chance that your development could be affected by shallow mining legacy if you are building here.
Groundsmiths have worked on many development sites with complex mining legacy. We are ideally positioned to assist you with your scheme, so contact us to discuss your requirements.
SOME RECENT PROJECTS...
JETTING STREET, FALLGATE
FIR STREET, SHEFFIELD
NEW HALL ROAD, BRAMPTON
HIGH ASH FARM, CLOWNE
November 2019 (ongoing)
UPPERTHORPE ROAD, SHEFFIELD
THE PADDOCKS, FALLGATE
CONEY GREEN, CLAY CROSS
BARRACK ROAD, APPERKNOWLE
OUTRAMS WHARF, LITTLE EATON
HIGHSTAIRS LANE, STRETTON
CHESTERFIELD ROAD, CALOW
BRECKLAND ROAD, WALTON
DUNSTON ROAD, CHESTERFIELD
GK FORD, CHESTERFIELD
THOMPSON STREET, CHESTERFIELD
"We don't underestimate the ground, you shouldn't either; it can be very temperamental. Dedicate enough time and resources to the assessment and investigation of your development site"
LAND TO SELL?
We have links with local development companies who are always looking to purchase suitable brownfield or greenfield sites in the Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Sheffield areas that would be suitable for commercial or residential redevelopment.
Please contact us if you have land that you are looking to dispose of. We could put you in touch with the right people!