Japanese Knotweed – Lancashire

The LK Group was commissioned by James Hall & Co Ltd, owners of the SPAR franchise for most of the UK, to tackle an infestation of Japanese Knotweed on one of their sites. Our client had acquired the site of a former working men’s club in North Manchester that was heavily infested with Japanese Knotweed, which was growing between concrete slabs and affecting the brickwork of the existing building. 

KEY FACTS

Who

James Hall & Co Ltd (SPAR)

What

Japanese Knotweed

Where

Lancashire 

How long

2 Weeks 

Outcome

Saved the client 40% of landfill and transport costs.

THE SOLUTION

We developed a remediation strategy that allowed the building to be demolished, while not disturbing the rhizome. The LK Group supervised the demolition to ensure that no cross contamination occurred and we used extensive membrane across the site to protect the car park and boundaries from any future damage by off-site Japanese Knotweed.

THE BENEFIT

Due to the extent of infestation, it was necessary for us to develop a combined remediation strategy and demolition plan to reduce the amount of material to be excavated from site, saving the Client in excess of 40% on landfill and transport costs.