Cognition Land and Water are one of the UK’s leading remediation contractors. They have an extensive project portfolio spanning many sectors. With experience in house building, commercial development, tier 1 contracting, the nuclear industry and the chemical/pharmaceutical sector.

Their multi-disciplined, experienced team delivers a wide range of remediation and ground engineering services. From standard remediation techniques such as complex sorting, bio remediation and stabilisation. Through to demolition and asbestos removal.

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Project in detail

Appointed by Homes England, Cognition Land and Water secured one of the largest demolition contracts of 2019 in the South West.

The flagship project involves the redevelopment of ‘The Former Marsh Mills China Clay Drying Site.’ The area contained 30,000 sqm of hazardous materials and derelict, industrial buildings. Homes England appointed Cognition to clear the site and make it safe. This will enable the development of up to 550 new homes, community facilities and woodland.

Asbestos analytical cover

Scientific Services have provided on-going analytical support throughout the project. Attending site at regular intervals to monitor asbestos fibre levels. Consultants ran static pumps within the site and its boundaries. Personal air tests were also completed on operatives. These air tests have provided reassurance for all stakeholders involved. They have also proved the effectiveness of Cognition’s working practices.

Emergency asbestos sampling services and a quick turnaround on asbestos test results, have helped to avoid delays on site. The results have also informed the project management team’s decision making process.

Scientific Services has worked closely with Cognition to provide a flexible monitoring schedule. We have ensured that it aligns with site activities. This approach has ensured meaningful, representative test results.

Test results and portal

The reports produced on site are available on Scientific Services’ customer portal. This ensures Cognition’s team can access results at all times, from any location.

“Scientific Services have been responsive, dependable and professional. Our partnering has provided reassurance that our practices have effectively managed asbestos at this high profile site. We have ensured the safety of our operatives and protected the surrounding environment.” Tomaz Vernick, Cognition Land and Water.



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