Case Studies

PAPERWORK COMPLETED

Kemsley DS Smith Ltd, a major locally based paper manufacturer, maintain a closed landfill at their works in Kemsley, Kent. Peter Baxter Associates Ltd were asked to develop a geotechnical design solution for an area of subsided clay cap.

PBA carried out a site investigation, development, CQA Plan, verified the suitability of the proposed imported clay used in the repair, provided CQA supervision and reporting, and carried out compliance testing for the repair.

PAPERWORK COMPLETED

FINAL RESTORATION

For this 3.8 ha geomembrane capping project at Margetts Pit, Burham, Kent, Peter Baxter Associates Ltd carried out detail design, prepared and agreed a CQA Plan and provided visiting and full time CQA Supervision, as well as compliance testing during the construction period.

FINAL RESTORATION FINAL RESTORATION

NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND

Peter Baxter Associates are in their third year of site monitoring of a former dredging deposition site at Hoo Island, situated in the Medway Estuary, Kent. Water samples are recovered, tested and reported in accordance with EA guidelines on a quarterly basis to allow the site owner, Peel Ports Ltd to comply with their environmental permit. We are also conducting monthly borehole monitoring to inform the Client’s site closure plan.

PBA’s proximity to the site is reflected in our competitive rates for site monitoring and our flexible operation.

NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Sittingbourne Lorry Park Design. Peter Baxter Associates Ltd were commissioned to design the surfacing for a 3000m2 lorry park by the design and build contractor. The geotechnical design required a site investigation to establish soil type and CBR values at the Sittingbourne, Kent site, along with an estimate of storm run-off flows and the design of additional drainage pipework.

QUICK TURNAROUND

Ashford based Knapp Hicks and Partners use Peter Baxter Associates Ltd as a soil testing contractor for their building development investigations. PBA provide a quick turnaround and localised service.

QUICK TURNAROUND

TWO FOR ONE

‘Petworth’ Biggin Hill. Peter Baxter Associates provide geotechnical design advice to projects of all sizes in Kent and elsewhere. ‘Petworth’, Biggin Hill illustrates the many smaller redevelopment projects that we assist with. An existing bungalow was replaced by two new semi-detached properties.

PBA issued the site investigation report including bearing capacity and tree effects, within 15 working days of being engaged.

BORED BOOKIES

Drilling a hole in the floor of a bookmakers! Peter Baxter Associates used a handheld hydraulic hammer to obtain a 4m windowless sample inside a Victorian building for this retail to residential development incorporating a basement.

A standpipe was installed to allow site monitoring of groundwater in the London Clay strata.

HISTORIC REDEVELOPMENT

Old High Street, Folkestone. As part of a retail redevelopment in historic Folkestone, Kent, an external staircase was required. Peter Baxter Associates measured soil strength parameters in a hand dug trial pit and provided a bearing capacity estimate to the structural engineer.

This project typifies PBA’s small scale geotechnical design services.