VHE complete works at Aston AMH, Birmingham
01 November 2017
VHE recently completed a return visit to the Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) site on Aston Hall Road, Birmingham for our client Birmingham City Council. VHE had previously undertaken remediation of the former Concentric Business Park and JB Foods Sites earlier in 2017.
The recently completed works included the removal of the boundary wall and foundations alongside the River Tame and works within the flood plain. The works were in the shadow of the A38 Aston Expressway, one of the main thoroughfares into Birmingham.
During the works the largest WW2 bomb found in Britain was successfully destroyed under a controlled explosion. VHE were credited for the way the incident, which caused widespread disruption to the surrounding areas, was handled on site.
The overall works at Aston AMH included the remediation of soils and groundwater, platforming by re-engineering made ground including the removal and processing of relic foundations and the demolition and dismantling of perimeter walls adjacent to both live railway and watercourse.
The platforming will enable the development of the site for commercial and industrial use.
Previous contracts in Birmingham include the remediation and enabling works at the AMH Serpentine site in Aston. The site, in the shadows of both the Aston Expressway flyover and Aston Villa FC football ground, was occupied by a former supermarket and petrol station. The contract included the break out of slabs and foundations, partial turnover of made ground and clearance of below ground structures to facilitate commercial industrial development of the site. Slow worm fencing was erected in advance of the works which also involved the diversion of existing drainage through the site.
Following the successful works at the Serpentine site VHE later secured a contract to remediate and prepare for development the former Rylands Garage site in Aston. Works were undertaken in three phases by VHE. The initial phase included the removal of tanks and interceptors from the site and the recovery of LNAPL free product from within the ground. A former pub was incorporated within the site and was demolished as part of the subsequent phases. Additional borehole installation and monitoring formed part of the initial phase in order to confirm final remediation requirements. This phase of works comprised the removal of slabs and residual building foundations along with the re-engineering of made ground to create a platform for future development.
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