The University of Oxford have been granted planning permission to redevelop a former coal and oil fuelled power station on the banks of the River Thames. The new development will create a Global Leadership Centre to include teaching, services and residential accommodation for the world renowned Saïd Business School.
Intégrale were asked to complete several stages of investigation due to the site’s complex internal layout and the requirement of an Environment Agency Licence to investigate within 8m of the River Thames. Intégrale utilised Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) together with historical maps and records to carry out geotechnical and contaminated land investigations to assist the developer with foundation design and potential site remediation. The development is ongoing and Intégrale will continue to be involved in further phases of investigation.