Former CHUBB factory Site, Ferndale

Former CHUBB Factory Site, Ferndale

Our team provided environmental services on the former CHUBB Fire Factory site, for the local authority to kick start the re-development of a new primary school.

Schools & Further Education - Wales

Project Overview

Our environmental team were called on to asses a former CHUBB Fire factory site that had been used for manufacturing fire protection devices with a chlorinated solvent and PFAS. It was suspected that these legacy chemicals had impacted groundwater.

The Borough Council had purchased the contaminated site in order to redevelop it to become a new primary school. In order to proceed with the plans, Curtins provided ground investigation design, scoping and delivery, with a full assessment of soil, groundwater and vapour risks. We also carried out remediation design, implementation and validation work.

Our services included material management from compilation, Qualified Person (QP) and validation, and we worked with regulators to develop PFAS remediation understanding, with consideration given to the future benefit.

Services we provided:

  • EnvironmentalEnvironmental


Wynne Construction for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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The Challenge

1. Impacted groundwater

2. Tight development timeline with school opening date set from day one, along with increasing contamination impact risk

Our Solution

1. Curtins were able to understand the full extent of impacted groundwater by undertaking an extensive review of existing GI work with DQDR work assessing both groundwater and vapour risk potential

2. Curtins undertook further assessment, regulator discussion and remediation design at an early stage in order to fully understand the site risks, so they could be mitigated out before construction began.

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Project Highlights

  • Upfront risk review work identified the full extent of risk raising budgetary concerns at an early stage.

  • Extensive regulator involvement experience managed expectations and reduced time spent gaining approvals needed to progress the project.

  • Combined Geo-environmental and Geotechnical expertise to deliver both environmental and geotechnical solutions for foundations and slop stability concerns.

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