Projects / Former Paper Mill and Mill Pond

Redstart were retained to undertake remediation and enabling work for a residential development comprising 41No. low rise residential dwellings and 1No. Multi-Storey apartment block.

The Forge Road site comprised two areas totalling approximately 1.4Ha of former commercial/industrial land. Redstart undertook remediation and enabling works prior to a residential re-development. With the use of a DoWCoP compliant Materials Management Plan these works were planned to sort and process site won materials in order to create the required development platform and render the site suitable for the proposed development. The works included the controlled demolition of a 30m chimney and bridges over a culverted brook which ran through the site. The bridge and culvert works were carried out under a permit obtained from the Environment agency.

Redstart completed the works despite difficult prevailing weather conditions minimising the volume of material requiring disposal.


Management of dense vegetation and tree clearance;
Supervised excavation and removal of soils impacted by invasive plants.
Further intrusive ground investigation works and reporting;
Further stockpile testing and waste classification prior to removal from site of excess materials;
Background Asbestos reassurance air monitoring;
Pre demolition Asbestos surveys;
Permitted demolition of existing Chimney, brick shed and bridge structures;
Site turn-over and Geotechnical re-engineering of the 1.4Ha area to form a suitable construction platform, specifically;
Preparation of the site for various foundation solutions (Driven piles and Raft Foundation);
Importation and placement of geo-grid where required;
Geotechnical testing to confirm geotechnical engineering specification achieved;
Validation sampling to confirm material retained on-site posed no unacceptable risk to the residential end users, controlled waters or wider environment;
Surveying of constraints and as built levels;

Key information

Service / Geo-Environmental Consulting /Demolition /Remediation

Project / Former Paper Mill and Mill Pond

Location / Chinley, Derbyshire