Finding the right solution
Harworth Group commissioned LQS and provided an extensive cacatalogue of reports and data for NHBC to fully understand the history of the site and plans for development.
With early engagement, LQS were able to support Harworth and their consultants in identifying the key issues and addressing them during the earthworks and remediation process.
Ongoing dialogue, attendance of progress meetings, and the issuing of the Certificate of Land Quality ensured that the site was successfully remediated and validated to NHBC Standards, ready for residential development.
Securing a Stage 1 to 3 Certificate of Land Quality
Phase one of the project progressed during 2021 and the LQS team released their Certificate in September 2021. LQS were commissioned for Phase three in early 2022 and issued the Stage 1 and 2 Certificates in June. The Stage 3 Verification was completed on schedule in December 2022 to support the land sale for new homes.
Matt Whiteley, Associate Development Director at Harworth Group said ‘We had an ambitious vision for this development and we’re pleased it is now becoming a reality with construction of the first phase of homes already underway. It shows the need for quality homes like this on unused brownfield sites. Developments like this may indeed pose challenges, but these can be overcome through careful groundwork and by engaging with experts like the LQS team at NHBC.’