Wokingham Railway Station

Spencer British Engineering
Wokingham Railway Station
Waste Soil Sample Testing KitConfidential Waste Disposal
Project Duration
12 months
Project Value
Project highlights
  • Carry out a representative soil testing regime across the site to enable segregation of excavated material.
  • Mobilisation to site within 24 hour notice over a 12 month period.
  • Rapid turnaround of test results and supplementary reporting to meet our customer’s programme of works.
  • Accurate asbestos quantification analysis below 0.1% enabled a non-hazardous waste classification.
  • We still managed to achieve greater than 95% diversion from landfill, all asbestos contaminated soils were
  • reused as engineered cover.
  • Successful testing & segregation enabled hazardous hotspots to be accurately identified, costs were
  • significantly reduced by minimising the volumes concerned.
  • All non-hazardous materials were recycled resulting in extensive cost savings for the customer.

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Aims & Objectives

The site was a busy working Railway Station and time and space were at a premium. Available chemical analysis was considered inaccurate and in sufficient for waste classification.
The site was classed as brownfield land and a variation of contaminated ground was anticipated as well a large portions of cleaner non-hazardous soils.
Significant cost savings could be gained by the implementation of an accurate & representative soil testing regime across the site.
Efficient supply of soil test data was important to maintain the demanding programme of works for the customer and enable prompt removal of the excess waste materials.
Managing the segregation exercise on site was key to the success of the waste removal works.

Services Supplied

Ecofficiency provided a full turnkey soil testing & contaminated land management service for the customer.
A Site Engineer was dedicated to the project to carry out the soil sampling and supervisor the segregation of waste materials.
On site supervision of the waste segregation, excavation and the removal process meant that our customer was reassured that all waste removed from site was compliant.