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Brownfield Land Solutions
A Brownfield site refers to industrial land that may have been abandoned and that is also contaminated with low levels of hazardous waste and pollutants.
The lack of available green spaces for development purposes has meant that brownfield sites have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in places where demand for residential and commercial property is high. Brownfield sites are considered for redevelopment of not only housing and commercial buildings, but also as open spaces for recreation, conservation, woodland and other community area.
All brownfield sites need to be assessed before they can be redeveloped. This involves an analysis of the soil, groundwater and surface water through testing for hazardous compounds, and ensures that appropriate measures are taken to reduce identified risks and liabilities. Special licenses are required to reclaim brownfield sites and strict environmental regulations can be prohibitive for developers. If the environmental assessment is positive and supports the redevelopment, the next step is remediation.
Traditional remediation of a brownfield site involved removal of all contaminated soil. Traditional remediation can be expensive and complex, and the costs could easily exceed the value of the land after development.
These new remediation technologies are providing important information about the abilities of natural processes to transform poisonous materials back into a harmless state. Our products offer widespread application in many situations, but are particularly relevant for restoration of the damaged environment and rehabilitation of brownfield land.
Transforming a vision of hope for the future
Brownfield redevelopment not only cleans up environmental health hazards and eyesores, but it is also a catalyst for community regeneration, particularly when communities are brought into the consultation process of site identification and restoration.
Managed effectively as a sustainable redevelopment plan, brownfield sites provide affordable housing, create opportunities for employment, promote conservation and wildlife, and offer a shared place for play and enjoyment. Above all, the transformation of a brownfield site is a vision of hope for the future.