Discovery CE have a long lasting relationship with a house building company which specialises in the development of Brownfield sites. DCE have been involved in the site investigation, subsequent validation testing of stockpiles as well as the clean cover on site in order to confirm compliance with the approved remediation strategy. Our team are also involved in the validation and supervision of the installation of gas protective membranes on site.

We have provided these services to this client and their numerous sites across the West Midlands for in excess of six years and look forward to many more years of working together.



Discovery CE routinely provide services for Housing Development Sites. This project in Houghton Regis was for a proposed one hundred plot development.

The company was commissioned by DSM Demolition Group to carry out a combined geotechnical and environmental site investigation, quantitative risk assessment, piling risk assessment, rock face stability assessment and prepare a remediation strategy & amp. This would also include subsequent validation by our engineers of the remediation at the site. A key consideration in the assessment of the site was the presence of a former landfill, the sensitive nature of the underlying aquifer and the adjacent lake.

Discovery CE was successful in obtaining regulatory approval on this complex site.



DCE undertook an intrusive site investigation for a proposed housing development comprising thirty houses in Newent, Gloucestershire.  Our team were on site for several days undertaking Dynamic Sampling, Trial Pitting, Soakaway and Dynamic Cone Penetrometer testing and returned on six occasions for gas and groundwater monitoring.

Chemical and geotechnical testing was undertaken on samples collected during the site investigation from which a contaminated land risk assessment and foundation design were developed.



This small twelve plot housing development in Matlock was constructed in a former limestone quarry. Discovery provided site investigation services including a Phase 1 Desk Study and intrusive investigation.

A remediation strategy was prepared, submitted and approved by the local authority, comprising the provision of a clean cover system in garden and soft landscaped areas.

The contract was successfully completed and approved by the Local Authority to allow for sign off of the relevant contaminated land planning conditions.

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