The former Four Ashes chemical factory was redeveloped by Bericote Properties. The first phase was a 545,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. The close working partnership with Hydrock and the Principal Contractor, Readie Construction, enabled QDS to design and implement an innovative, sustainable and cost-effective Remediation Strategy for the redevelopment.
Comprehensive post-demolition investigations completed at the 32 hectare site had identified both soil and groundwater contamination associated with the site’s operational past. Over 40,000m3 of heavily impacted soils were identified as requiring remediation, the primary contaminants of which were phenol, petroleum hydrocarbons, BTEX and chlorinated solvents. In addition, large volumes of fibrous asbestos were found in the underlying Made Ground.
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