Bramber Primary School, Worthing

POSTED ON: 09/05/2023

RML were commissioned to carry out a Site investigation to establish the condition and type of existing pitch construction makeup, drainage construction including land drains and soakaways, to determine ground conditions and geotechnical properties of the subsoil for pitch construction design including soakaway design and also to investigate the environmental characteristics of the ground including contamination testing, gas/groundwater monitoring and waste acceptance criteria.

Field Work

Fieldwork was undertaken in line with British Standards BS 5930:2015+A1:2020. 3 No. Drive-in-sampler Boreholes, 8 No. Mechanically Excavated Trial Pits, MEXE Probe CBR tests, BRE 365 Soil Infiltration Tests and Land-Borne Gas and Groundwater Monitoring were undertaken as part of the investigation.

Ground Conditions

According to information published by British Geological Survey (BGS) the underlying geology at the site site is shown as being Recent Head Deposits overlying the Upper and Middle Chalk (Tarrant Chalk Member) of the Upper Cretaceous Period.

Laboratory Testing

Particle Size Distribution, Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests, Chemical Analysis, Waste Classification Tests, Asbestos Identifications and pH and Sulphate Tests were the Laboratory tests undertaken for the project.