How is a Phase 1: Desktop Study carried out?
Our highly trained and extensively qualified experts undertake every desktop study. We perform a site walkover during every Phase 1: Desktop Study which the local authority requires. Usually, this comes at an additional price but we include a site walkover as standard.
As well as the site walkover, we also gather information on:
- Historical mapping
- Geology in the area
- Potentially contaminative land uses, past and present
We then create a risk assessment or Conceptual Site Model (CSM) which is used to assess any potential risk to the end-user, construction workers, groundwater or habitats.