LOCATION: West Lothian
CLIENT: Ecosse Regeneration
STATUS: 1st phase complete 2008. Phase 2 completion due 2015
Ecosse Regeneration Ltd (funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland) is nearing completion of the first phase of reinstatement at their Heartlands site near Whitburn. This is an ambitious project on a 25 km2 site to create a developable platform for 5,000 residential units as well as extensive recreational and social infrastructure. Fairhurst have been lead engineering consultant for the project since its inception in 2001. An extensive range of services has previously and continue to be provided.
The site was previously in various stages of industrial dereliction with a number of derelict collieries, waste bings (some on fire), derelict railway sidings and extensive near surface partially worked coal seams. The remaining coal has been opencast from the site and levels brought back to surface using state of the art compaction techniques design and supervised by Fairhurst.
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Paul is a Partner in the firm with over 22 years experience. He is an engineering geologist by training with a background in rock engineering but in recent years has applied his skills to the field of contaminated land investigation and remediation.