Great Hollands Pavilion – Geo-EnvironmentalBracknell

Ridge provided Bracknell Town Council with a multidiscipline design team for the comprehensive redevelopment of Great Hollands Pavilion in Wokingham.

The Geo-Environmental brief was to undertake a site investigation and assessment to provide geotechnical information for foundation and ground floor construction, and to identify ground contamination issues that may affect the proposed development.

Geo-Environmental works comprised

  • 4 No. 4.00m deep Windowless sampled borehole
  • 4 No. 4.00-6.00m deep Dynamic probe holes
  • Installation of three monitoring wells
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing
  • Chemical laboratory testing
  • 4 x 4.00m

    Deep Windowless sampled borehole

  • 4 x 4.00-6.00m

    Deep Dynamic probe holes

Conditions encountered during the ground investigation were consistent with those identified in the published literature and comprised both Windlesham Formation and Bagshot Formation bedrocks. Soils of the Windlesham Formation were found only within the windowless sampler boreholes WS1 and WS2.

A Ground Condition Assessment Report was prepared which included recommendations regarding:

  • Foundations
  • Floor Slab design
  • Infiltration drainage
  • Contamination concentrations
  • Waste Classification
  • Earthworks
  • Buried concrete