Supporting sustainable travel in South Lanarkshire.
South Lanarkshire Council approached I & H Brown to construct a 256-space park and ride facility to help promote sustainable travel options. They were seeking to reduce incidences of indiscriminate commuter parking in surrounding residential areas, whilst expanding capacity to meet both current and projected future demand for rail travel.
The extent of our supply included site clearance, demolition of derelict structures, earthworks, installation of drainage, earth retaining structures, carpark surfacing, an Electric Vehicle charging hub, CCTV, lighting, landscaping, and access junction improvements.
South Lanarkshire Council
Given the urban location of this project and its past use as a fuel-filling station, the site was derelict, overgrown, and had been used for illicit fly-tipping for some time. We commenced the project by undertaking a full survey to detect likely sources of contamination, which we determined to be asbestos, invasive species, fly-tipped household and commercial materials, and redundant fuel tanks – as well as small derelict buildings.
Prior to the commencement of earthworks, we worked to clear all contamination which involved a hand-pick of the asbestos, removal of invasive weeds, and demolition of the derelict structures to clear all contamination – we then encountered an additional buried fuel tank which had to be extracted ahead of the continued works.
A key feature of this project was the installation of site-wide SuDS measures to prevent site water from overwhelming the adjacent surfacing water drainage systems during storm events. These measures required the installation of porous block paved parking bays and geocell storm water storage systems, providing storage for natural filtration and controlled discharge into existing outfalls.