The Artisan Surveyors team has extensive experience conducting thorough environmental assessments for our clients. With our knowledge and expertise, we can provide all the data and information required prior to the development, re-development or acquisition of a site, leaving no stone unturned and no nasty surprises.
A Desk Study is a pragmatic preliminary risk assessment of the study area based upon the collation and appraisal of published data from multiple sources such as The British Geological Survey, the Environment Agency and Ordnance Survey, relating to the site’s geological, environmental and historical setting.
The objective of a Desk Study is to determine a preliminary risk rating to the site and to inform the planning of any subsequent stages of an intrusive site investigation. This is accomplished by identifying the risks associated with any potential ground related hazards and any potential contamination sources, their pathways and receptors that may pose a potential risk to human health, controlled waters, vegetation, structures and services.
In most cases a Phase 1 Desk Study is required for either
A Desk Study is a pragmatic preliminary risk assessment of the study area based upon the collation and appraisal of published data from multiple sources relating to the site’s geological, environmental and historical setting.
Our Phase 1 Desk Studies include:
All Phase 1 Desk Studies include a site reconnaissance visit by one of our engineers to inspect the site and record any information such as current site use, ground cover, potential contamination sources to supplement the information sources within the Desk Study.
All desk studies must include a site reconnaissance survey and are a requirement of all Local Authorities. A Desk Study excluding a site survey is likely to be rejected or incur additional Planning Conditions. Additionally, the risk of unforeseen site investigation costs and liabilities significantly increases.
The benefits of undertaking a Phase 1 Desk Study prior to commencement of an intrusive site investigation or site accusation include:
Our specialist team has experience and in-depth knowledge of the property sector. Whenever you embark on a brand-new project, we can help you save time, work within budget and reduce the risks associated with any site. We have worked extensively over the years with local authority and planning departments, working to strict planning requirements and provide detailed, accurate environmental assessments of potential hazards on site.
If you would like to find out more about our Phase 1 Desk Study and other Environmental Assessment services, please feel free to contact our Geo-Environmental team on 01329 800650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.