Geo-Environmental undertook an investigation for the proposed development of a site in Totton, from fallow farmland to sports pitches, stands, a clubhouse complex and car parking areas. The site itself was situated on a gentle slope and therefore required re-profiling in order to form the level sports pitches specified in the development. Taking this into account and in consultation with Linden Homes, the investigation therefore included an assessment for earthworks fill suitability and earthworks specification.
Following the first phase of the ground investigation, the clubhouse complex was found to overlie soft compressible soils, which could have required a change in Linden Homes development strategy. Geo-Environmental investigated options for the Client and initial consideration was given to changing the development layout. After due consideration, this was found not to be a feasible option and thus a supplementary investigation was undertaken to support the design of piled foundations.