Geoenvironmental

Utilising brownfield sites is fundamental to the delivery of safe and sustainable development. Accordingly, the rise in urban regeneration schemes and recognition of the need to conserve green spaces in towns and city centres means that many developments are now situated on old industrial brownfield sites. With this transition come special challenges such as cost, risk and potential liability, but also opportunities for bringing derelict land back into beneficial use, remediating contamination and enhancing the environment.

BuroHappold’s geoenvironmental team has extensive experience working with contaminated land, impacted waters and in identifying and resolving technical issues that arise on sites during development. Our team understands the commercial and technical issues of land contamination and has a proven track record of successful project delivery related to requirements under planning (NPPF) as well as potential liability under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act. Our expertise covers all technical disciplines and spans all phases from initial due diligence, intrusive investigation, assessment and remedial design, through to final verification.


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Project

05/05/2011

BuroHappold has concluded the first phase of Wembley Infrastructure (Phase One). We have been involved in the project since 2002 starting with a single project that has evolved into the company providing a wide cross-section of our services to find the right solutions to a series of challenging design issues.

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Project

13/06/2014

Ad’Diriyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 2 and 3

Project

05/08/2013

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project involves an ambitious plan to regenerate part of the city centre of Doha in Qatar in a sustainable way for the 21st century, and BuroHappold is working with client...

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Project

22/02/2013

The new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury opened its doors to the public on 4 October 2011, three years after construction started in 2008. The redevelopment of the Marlowe Theatre provides Canterbury with a new theatre complex to act as a hub for local, national and international productions. The redevelopment comprises a new 1200 seat auditorium and a second 150 seat studio theatre along with new front of house and technical areas.

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Project

22/11/2012

The Kama Tri-City region is one of the major industrial centres in Russia. It sits upon 30% of the world’s potash resources, a key fertiliser, and also holds metals, oil and gas reserves. It should be a buoyant area. All the major businesses together with new players have plans for expansion. Instead it is suffering from a declining working-age population and increasing proportion of elderly residents.

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Project

26/09/2011

Stratford Town City Link was a proposal for a new state of the art pedestrian bridge over a railway that links Stratford station in east London to a new shopping complex developed by Westfield.

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Project

26/05/2011

The Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi is the jewel in the crown of Saadiyat Island, the city’s new cultural district. 

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Project

18/05/2011

The O2 Arena sits within the former Millennium Dome – one of BuroHappold’s key projects of the late 1990s as a building within a building.

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Project

16/05/2011

Our client TAG (Techniques de Avante garde) Aviation aspires to create the most modern airports dedicated to business aviation in Europe while maintaining a sense of discretion and privacy. TAG Aviation established an...

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Project

05/05/2011

August 2006 saw the opening game at  the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium in London, the new home for Arsenal FC, one of Europe’s most prestigious and successful premiership football clubs. This opening game marked the beginning...

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Key contact

Hugh Mallett

Director

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