Sustainability has been becoming increasingly important over the past 10-20 years, particularly for Quorn Marlow Foods. Part of this effort to greener living has seen the significant rise of meat alternatives. Accordingly, the Client wished to expand operations. Accordingly, they proposed several extensions and new industrial buildings at the Quorn Marlow Foods factory.
Our scope was to undertake a ground investigation to provide geotechnical design parameters for various industrial buildings within the site. This has included cable percussive boreholes to depths of up to 25m, shallow windowless sampling boreholes to 5m depth, machine excavated trial pits and concrete coring to confirm existing concrete slab thickness.
We continually communicated with the client to provide early warning of potential design constraints (e.g. unrecorded pipe that was encountered) and then collaborated with the design team to develop solutions.