CDS were approached by a Local Authority in Central London who, had historically had ground levels in areas of the existing cemetery raised with imported soils to allow future reuse of sections of the old cemetery. The soils were imported approximately 15-20 years ago, from an unknown source and the council had no paperwork associated with the works.
As part of the development and design of the proposed new Crematoria in Huntingdon, CDS were requested to undertake a geotechnical site investigation to provide design values for the construction of new access roads, soakage values for the design of the SuDs system, bearing capacities for the design of the foundations and soils parameters such as atterberg limit tests and sulphates to provide additional design information.
CDS were approached by a Local Authority who were looking to extend an existing cemetery site into an adjacent plot of disused land. The council however had concerns relating the former uses of the land and the presence of demolition rubble from former buildings and the presence of fly tipped materials.