Case Studies

GOTHIC REVIVAL

Peter Baxter Associates were commissioned to carry out a geotechnical and environmental site investigation for a proposed new visitor’s centre at Margate Caves, Kent. The site was uneven and heavily overgrown. The access restrictions and uncertainty over the strength of the historic chalk caves was resolved by using a lightweight tracked sampler rig drilling to 5m depth.

PBA interpreted the complex geology of the site and recommended geotechnical design solutions for the foundations of the proposed portal frame structure.

QUICK, EFFICIENT PROJECT EXECUTION

Peel Ports Ltd, a major ports operator, engaged Peter Baxter Associates to carry out laboratory testing for a large scale site investigation of Hoo Island, a former dredging deposition site in the River Medway.

Soil samples were tested for both geotechnical and chemical parameters by PBA and their subcontractors. PBA handled an average of 250 samples per week to meet the client’s reporting deadlines.

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Z CARS TO GRAND DESIGNS

A 1960’s former police station at Northfleet, Kent, was investigated by Peter Baxter Associates. The site investigation comprised a 10m deep borehole, trial pits, in situ strength testing and in situ soakaway testing.

On completion of the works an environmental desk study and intrusive site investigation were carried out.

An interpretive report containing the geotechnical design of foundations and recommendations for ongoing site testing was completed, all for a very competitive price.