Myrtle Park / Place Remediation

Customer:Glasgow City Council

Value: £0.3 million

Part 2A remediation of the gardens to domestic properties in Myrtle Park and Myrtle Place in the Toryglen area of Glasgow.

The scheme involves the removal of contaminated material from the front gardens of multi-unit residential properties for disposal to landfill and the placement of imported subsoil and topsoil. The material contained elevated levels of hydrocarbons and chromium.

It also involved testing of materials, environmental monitoring and the reinstatement of gardens to individual resident requirements.

The project was secured through a mini tender between other contractors on Glasgow City Councils framework for remediation works. Access to the properties was restricted due to refurbishment works being undertaken by Glasgow Housing Association.

Prior to commencement of the works we carried out a dilapidation survey of surrounding properties, structures, roads, and footpaths and also carried out an inventory of the existing gardens. Garden items were taken up and stored until reinstatement works were carried out.

We removed the grass, shrubs, garden walls, paving etc and excavated the contaminated material to a depth of 600mm before disposing of the arisings off site. A geotextile was then placed underneath a 50mm depth of gravel which acted as a break layer. 350mm of subsoil was placed on top of this together with 200mm of topsoil.

Replacement turfing was then placed together with the trees, shrubs and plants before reinstatement of the decking, paving and walls.

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