Contaminated Land Remediation with Site Validation

This project saw the regeneration of the iconic Boddingtons Brewery site for the development of the Manchester City College Campus. The site presented several challenges, including significant level changes and retaining walls. We dealt with the historic contamination on the site and the relic structures, which included the deep foundations of a former chimney, below ground tanks and wells.



Willmott Dixon


Contaminated Land Remediation with Site Validation


Former Boddingtons Brewery, Manchester

How long

16 Weeks


The works were carefully coordinated by The LK Group, with phased handovers to allow other trades to start and get ahead of the programme.


After assisting in the design of the land remediation strategy, The LK Group provided a watching brief to ensure the archaeological works did not cause any environmental risks. We constructed a temporary piling platform for contiguous piles to be constructed along the entire length of Trinity Way.

We were also commissioned to design and construct a permanent concrete block retaining wall. It was hard work removing the deep relic structures, including the base of the famous Boddington’s chimney, and decommissioning several abstraction wells. Nonetheless, we successfully completed the remediation work and gained full regulatory sign-off.


Our earthworks and piling mat designs minimised waste to landfill and by maximising the sustainable re-use of materials, we also reduced the requirement for imported aggregates. Combining both our in-house consultancy and contracting services meant that we were able to reduce our client’s workload, saving time and money.