Esi Basement Impact Assessments

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Esi Basement Impact Assessments

  1. 1. ESI LAND ASSESSMENTSBasement Impact Assessments (BIA)The rising cost of property coupled with the limit of available development space in built up areas hasput pressure on developers to maximise useable space below ground. Basement developments havebeen recognised as having an impact on local flooding, groundwater flow and quality and ground stability.Planning conditions are being placed on developments such as Camden’s CPG4. ESI has developeda range of core services into a specialist product to support the planning approval process required forbasement developments.Features of our basement impact assessments• Initial scoping to identify potential impacts of the development• Desk study involving data from multiple sources to gain an understanding of the site and immediate surroundings• Assess hydrogeological conditions for basement construction• Options to include field investigation and intrusive investigation• Impact Assessment reports designed to satisfy planning requirements• Easy to understand reports with clear conclusions and recommendations• ESI’s BIA incorporates a combination of surface and groundwater conditions• Optional geotechnical analysis can be combined into a comprehensive reviewBenefits of ESI’s impact assessments • Reports provided within agreed timescales with options available for priority processing • Assessments tailored to each individual project ensuring a best value approach • Each report is peer reviewed as part of ESI’s quality procedure • Time savings through an in-depth understanding of local authorities and regulators, requirements during the planning process • One of the largest and most technically capable groundwater consultancy teams in the UK for prompt report delivery • Reports prepared by an experienced team particularly in the Thames Valley; Camden, Knightsbridge and Hampstead • An in-depth knowledge of the Thames basin and its hydrogeology which aids time and cost savingsDedicated points of contact: “Over the last decade ESI has completed numerous hydrogeological investigations in the Thames Valley and has gained a detailedDr Paul Ellis understanding of the regions geology. Whilst conducting these projectsTechnical Director ESI has built an excellent reputation with many Local Authorities and thepaulellis@esinternational.com Environment Agency as the regulator” Dr Paul Ellis, Technical Director.Tim TaylorProject Consultanttimtaylor@esinternational.com01743 276100 BIA screening cost From £795 + vat Shrewsbury Subject to site area & setting Reading London Delivery esinternational.com Typically 3-5 working days

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