Client

The client was a property investor with a large portfolio of commercial sites across the UK. 

The Development

The client proposed to purchase an industrial unit and maintain its existing use. 

The Site

The site was occupied by a warehouse and distribution centre with an associated yard for trucks. 

The Problem

The client was aware that a diesel pump for fuelling trucks was on the site and wanted to know the contamination risk associated with the fuel tank, so they could assess their environmental liability. The client had a previous investigation report which did not cover the area around the tank, despite there being evidence of a leaking pipe. The client approached Soilutions to produce a Phase 2 report. 

The client was required to purchase the site within two weeks of approaching Soilutions, so a fast turnaround was required. 

The Soilutions Investigation

Soilutions organised a utilities survey and borehole drilling at two days’ notice. This is significantly faster than industry standards. It was possible because of Soilutions’ flexible approach and its excellent relationship with sub-contractors. Boreholes were drilled around the fuel tank, focussing on the route of the potentially leaking pipe and the tank itself. Soilutions’ had a geoenvironmental engineer in attendance throughout the work, so samples were logged on-site. Soil samples were then submitted to the laboratory on the same day. 

The Soilutions Solution

Soilutions’ approach meant the report was completed in the shortest possible time, whilst maintaining quality. As it produced the borehole soil logs inhouse there was no need to wait for the drilling subcontractor to send over its records. These logs were created immediately upon the engineer’s return from site. Similarly, the engineer could deliver the samples to the laboratory without delay. This is not an option for firms who rely on subcontractors to produce logs and collect samples. As a result, all the information required to produce the report was available  only two days after the site work was completed. 

The Benefits Delivered

The client received its report only six working days after instructing the investigation. The industry standard for such a report is four to six weeks. The quick turnaround gave the client the detailed information it needed to assess its environmental liability ahead of the purchase deadline.


Client

The client was a property investor with a large portfolio of commercial sites across the UK. 

The Development

The client proposed to purchase an industrial unit and maintain its existing use. 

The Site

The site was occupied by a warehouse and distribution centre with an associated yard for trucks. 

The Problem

The client was aware that a diesel pump for fuelling trucks was on the site and wanted to know the contamination risk associated with the fuel tank, so they could assess their environmental liability. The client had a previous investigation report which did not cover the area around the tank, despite there being evidence of a leaking pipe. The client approached Soilutions to produce a Phase 2 report. 

The client was required to purchase the site within two weeks of approaching Soilutions, so a fast turnaround was required. 

The Soilutions Investigation

Soilutions organised a utilities survey and borehole drilling at two days’ notice. This is significantly faster than industry standards. It was possible because of Soilutions’ flexible approach and its excellent relationship with sub-contractors. Boreholes were drilled around the fuel tank, focussing on the route of the potentially leaking pipe and the tank itself. Soilutions’ had a geoenvironmental engineer in attendance throughout the work, so samples were logged on-site. Soil samples were then submitted to the laboratory on the same day. 

The Soilutions Solution

Soilutions’ approach meant the report was completed in the shortest possible time, whilst maintaining quality. As it produced the borehole soil logs inhouse there was no need to wait for the drilling subcontractor to send over its records. These logs were created immediately upon the engineer’s return from site. Similarly, the engineer could deliver the samples to the laboratory without delay. This is not an option for firms who rely on subcontractors to produce logs and collect samples. As a result, all the information required to produce the report was available  only two days after the site work was completed. 

The Benefits Delivered

The client received its report only six working days after instructing the investigation. The industry standard for such a report is four to six weeks. The quick turnaround gave the client the detailed information it needed to assess its environmental liability ahead of the purchase deadline.


 
 
 
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