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Drone footage of Barking Riverside GI released

capture from barking video

CGL has released drone footage of a drilling rig obtaining deep soil samples for the River Thames flood defence investigations. 

The footage shows a drilling rig obtaining deep soil samples for geotechnical and geoenvironmental analysis at Barking Riverside in Essex.

When completed the development will create a new neighbourhood alongside 2km of River Thames frontage.

Since 2012 CGL has developed a remediation and ground improvement scheme for the site which previously housed three power stations, fuel ash lagoons and a landfill. 

The entire site with be heightened for flood defences and the topography of the area will be changed. 

CGL principal engineer Adam Branson said:”We have used nearly every type of ground investigation technique on this site 

So far their work has enabled over 1M.m³ of soil to be reused on the site, minimising lorry movements to take contaminated soil away for specialist treatment or disposal.

CGL has also provided geotechnical input to the project for short and long term ground movements resulting from the major earthworks activities as well as road, bridge, and culvert design.

CGL principal engineer Adam Branson said: “CGL is proud to provide continuing support to Barking Riverside on a wide range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental challenges across what must be one of the UK’s most important brownfield regeneration projects”.

The 180ha site is one of the most ambitious and important new brownfield developments in the UK and outline planning permission was granted in 2007 for 10,800 homes with healthcare facilities, schools, open space, public squares, a new railway station and 65,000m² of commercial floor space.

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