Brownfield Remediation and Site Enabling Project

Clayton Triangle



Watson Homes


Contaminated land remediation with site validation


Clayton Triangle, Clayton-le-Moors


The LK Group were commissioned by Watson Homes to carry out remediation and site enabling on their six-acre brownfield site in Clayton-Le-Moors.  The site was vacant with a mixture of remnant hardstanding and vegetation. The new development will comprise 127 homes in total, 53 apartments and 74 houses, a mix of one, two, three and four bedrooms.


We attended the site in advance of the proposed earthworks to undertake various enabling works including; Japanese knotweed disposal, asbestos clearance, demolition of existing structures, setting up the compound area, and removal of hard standing to facilitate archaeological investigation and further ground investigation.


We developed a cost-effective earthworks and remediation strategy gaining Local Authority approval through planning.

Remedial works involved the removal of relic structures, including deep foundations and below-ground tanks were dealt with. Contaminated soils were remediated, and site-generated materials were utilised to construct piling mats. All works were carried out under the CL:AIRE Code of Practice. Upon completion of the remediation work, we gained full regulatory sign-off for the client. 

Our earthworks and piling mat designs minimised waste to landfills and maximised the sustainable reuse of materials to reduce the requirement for imported aggregates.