Stantec’s innovative approach to assessing Centre Square, a brownfield regeneration site on a former gas works in High Wycombe, has been shortlisted for the Brownfield Redevelopment Project of the Year at the Ground Engineering Awards.
The site, in the centre of High Wycombe, had previously been subject to remediation to remove and manage primary sources of contamination associated with its prior land use. However, it then remained derelict for over 10 years following this initial remediation as it was considered too expensive to further remediate the residual risks through conventional means that would permit residential development of the site.
Stantec’s work on the project included groundwater modelling and risk management, land quality assessment and development of an innovative remediation strategy together with stakeholder consultation, construction support and on-site verification.
Stantec’s work contributed to the successful granting of planning permission for residential units and commercial space through de-risking of the development and safeguarding groundwater resources, while saving the client substantial remediation costs
Jon Cooke, Environmental Services Director said; “Being a finalist for this prestigious award is a fantastic achievement and testament to the technical innovation and hard work of the team. This project further transforms communities in the Thames Valley by bringing legacy brownfield land back into beneficial use. Our partnership working with key stakeholders including the client, advisory team, regulator and water company is a model for what can be achieved balancing environmental benefit, compliance and exceptional value.”
The awards ceremony takes place on 5 June at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London.
The full list of finalists and more information can be found at: https://awards.geplus.co.uk/
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