This substantial project saw the remediation of the former ICI Nobel munitions factory and the adjacent former Redding Colliery at Reddingmuirhead, near Polmont.
We worked closely with our client to develop a viable solution to remediate and develop this 30-hectare site. The site investigation and subsequent remediation strategy identified that, from a total excavation of 300,000m3, some 75,000m3 of contaminated material required treatment.
The project then moved forward to the main phase of bulk earthworks, which was carried out alongside the careful segregation and treatment of contaminated material. Material contaminated with heavy metals underwent an on-site process of solidification/stabilisation.
Successful completion of this treatment ensured that the majority of the contaminated material achieved classification as Stabilised Non-Reactive Hazardous Waste and was therefore suitable for disposal at a local landfill. Remediation also removed all remaining discarded ordnance and maximised the volumes of material suitable for on-site re-use.