Tower Hamlets, Poplar

May 2022

RML were commissioned to carry out a Site Investigation for the demolition of an existing building and construction of two new build residential blocks in Tower Hamlets, Poplar.


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

Ground Conditions

According to information published by British Geological Survey (BGS) the underlying geology at the site comprised Kempton Park Gravel (Thames Gravel Deposits) overlying London Clay of the Eocene Period.

Laboratory Testing

Natural moisture contents, Atterberg Limits, Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Tests, Particle Distribution, pH & Sulphate tests, Chemical analysis, Asbestos Identification and Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) are the Laboratory tests undertaken for this project.