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    Reinvigorating London’s Brent Cross Shopping Centre, UK

    When Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened in 1976, it was heralded as futuristic for its indoor fountain and air conditioning. Richard Hyman, a retail analyst, noted at the time that “before Brent Cross, there was nothing like it”. Now known as Brent Cross London, the centre has survived fierce competition and a recession, and is now undergoing rejuvenation to which RSK is proudly contributing detailed ground investigations.

    In 2010, Brent Cross London owners, Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments, secured planning permission for the £4 billion masterplan for Brent Cross Cricklewood: the creation of a new town centre covering 141 ha with the iconic shopping centre as its focal point. The masterplan details how some 7,500 homes, 27,000 jobs, 3 rebuilt schools, new parks and community facilities will be added to the area. An additional train station on the Thameslink line and major road and public transport improvements are also major features of the plans.

    RSK’s contributions to an icon’s regeneration

    A combined Structural Soils (an RSK company) and RSK team carried out a detailed ground investigation in two phases on the gargantuan urban site. Before we deployed teams to London, we had to overcome significant logistical challenges. Off-site, we completed various permitting activities, such as liaising with large and small landowners. The investigation involved drilling more than 300 exploratory holes using various techniques, which produced high-quality core samples for detailed logging and testing at our dedicated core store.

    Structural Soils created large-scale, shored observation trenches for examining foundation structures to enable the site designer to work around the existing structures. Despite the disruptive nature and high profile of the work, no negative feedback was received from landowners or the public. Our work was closely monitored by a representative from the client’s consulting engineer who was very pleased with our teamwork ethic and excellent communication. The client has commissioned RSK for the second phase of work. However, in July 2018, the start of on-site work was deferred owing to increased market risks in the UK. The client has stated that once conditions are suitable, the development will commence.

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    🏢 Will regenerative design be key in building a resilient future?

    🏙️ In the first article of our new series Cities of Tomorrow, our panel explores what role regenerative design plays in forming a framework for our cities of tomorrow.

    📌 The conversation was hosted by Andrew Tempany, Technical Director at @stephensonhalliday

    Read more in our bio!

    #Architecture #Design #Development #Sustainability #Sustainable #Environment

    🏆 We are proud to share that RSK Group is a finalist for the annual @britchamsg Singapore Award 2022 under the Sustainability Champion of the Year category.

    ⭐ We are thrilled to see the hard work of our dedicated teams being recognised by this prestigious organization.

    📌 The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony that will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on October 13th

    #Sustainability #Awards #Sustainable #Event #Environment #Environmental

    📢 RSK Group is delighted to announce that we are one of the sponsors of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s conference and charity dinner.

    🤝 The Conference is an opportunity to gain insight into the heat pump installation industry, through a series of coordinated expert panel sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

    💚 Geocore Site Investigations Ltd, Ground Heat, ZED and Carbon Zero Consulting will be attending this event.

    We can’t wait to see you there!

    📅 30th September 2022
    📍 The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

    #Energy #Heating #GroundSourceHeatPumps #HeatPumps #Event #Conference #GroundHeat

    📢 RSK Tanzania is proud to host NICOLA – CONNECT, organized by the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa.

    🤝 NICOLA – CONNECT provides a platform for social and technical interaction between members of NICOLA, and professionals interested in Contaminated Land or associated fields, in a casual setting.

    📅 5th October 2022
    📍 Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

    Kindly RSVP to hkimario@ ASAP to reserve your seat.
    To call for enquiries, contact: +255 719 697 323

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    #Tanzania #Event #ContaminatedLand #Africa #Land #Environment #Environmental

    🤝 Society is moving towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

    🏙️ Our cities sit at the centre of this modern world: they grow and change as we do.

    🤔 As we face unprecedented challenges today, how will our cities evolve to serve our needs in the future?

    📌 RSK’s Cities of Tomorrow series explores the sustainable solutions available to us to create resilient and future-proof urban centres.

    Stay tuned to find out more!

    #Sustainability #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #Environment #Environmental #Sustainable

    🚗 As we return to offices, how we commute to work will play an important role in our ambitions to achieve net zero targets.

    🤝 Businesses play a crucial part in facilitating action towards these goals.

    🚆 In this edition of our series Climate Realities, Ian Wickett, Senior Associate Director at RSK Transport Planning, tells us why everyday changes, supported by business, are of vital importance.

    Read more in our bio!

    #Transport #NetZero #Commute #Environment #Environmental #ClimateChange