BWB's earthworks and drainage expertise is being utilised by housebuilder William Davis Ltd for this major 740-home residential development in Droitwich. The 100-acre Copcut Rise scheme includes affordable housing, commercial units, communal open spaces and infrastructure improvements on land off Copcut Lane.
Our geotechnics team examined the groundwork conditions of the site and developed an earthworks specification along with a cut and fill strategy. We discovered that much of the onsite earth was very granular and therefore unsuitable for use in creating the three large attenuation ponds. Through permeability testing we identified alternative areas of the site which had soil that was more suitable which enabled the Contractor to locate the best material.
We also supervised the earthworks which involved checking the testing results onsite and providing a validation report. This document acted as a warranty of the Contractor's report and ensured the client had confidence that the ground was suitable for the proposed development.