Phase 1 Desk Study

Phase 1 desk study is the first step of the journey. It brings together all of the information we can find out about a site; its history, its geology and what humans have done to it. We look at both the geoenvironmental and geotechnical aspects to provide a detailed geoscience assessment.

Every Journey Starts With a First Step…
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The first "phase" of a Ground Investigation is to bring together all of the available information for a site

What Is A Phase 1 Desk Study?

We use this to make a preliminary Conceptual Site Model, which is then used to guide the rest of the Ground Investigation process.

Phase 1 Desk Study: Getting off on the right foot

At Abbeydale Geoscience we use a variety of different information sources; historical maps, environmental search data, mining records, geological maps & our own archive investigation information to assess what the potential environmental & geotechnical risks might be to a proposed development.

With a wealth of published geological information it's important to check all of the available data sources so that the analysis and interpretation is as robust as possible.

The first step is always the most important

A comprehensive Phase 1 Desk Study helps you to understand the potential risks, and what further investigation is going to be required to refine & further quantify them as part of a contaminated land assessment or geotechnical Ground Investigation.

Scoping what further investigation is necessary based on the findings of the Desk Study makes any subsequent Ground Investigation more cost-effective and targeted to the historical setting of the site & surrounding area, saving a lot of resources that may otherwise be wasted if proceeding straight to an intrusive Ground Investigation.

Covering All Bases

To make Phase 1 Desk Studies as cost-effective as possible we regularly look at both the geotechnical & environmental aspects of a proposed development in the same report

We do this because it is especially useful when the Phase 1 Desk Study is required for planning purposes. A comprehensive Desk Study looks at what has been on the site previously and what the potential is for any resultant contamination. It guides the rest of the Ground Investigation process as part of a contaminated land assessment or geotechnical investigation.

Casting A Keen Eye

A Phase 1 Desk Study includes a site walkover survey which allows us to visually assesses the site and surrounding area for any features that might require further investigation or assessment, or have the potential to impact future receptors who will use the site, or the wider environment.

Bringing Everything Together

Using computer software like Geographical Information Systems (GIS) allows us to overlay & analyse multiple spatial datasets in one place, maximising the effectiveness of our assessments.

Making Geocience Data Make Sense

Wherever possible we prefer to use maps, plans, sections & charts to help visualise the findings of the Phase 1 Desk Study report, making it easier to digest and understand for our clients.

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There are so many reasons why Abbeydale Geoscience are the perfect choice for Phase 1 Desk Study... but we'll just list a few:

A first class Phase 1 Desk Study service
  • Honest, friendly and down to earth service from a team who care about you and your project. We are sure you'll find this refreshing in this day and age!
  • Phase 1 Desk Study carried out to a professional level by an experienced and robust geoscience team. We do it all, without any cutting of corners.
  • We provide what you need and nothing more. We don't do upselling or pushing services you don't require. We would much rather have loyalty and repeat business.

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Abbeydale Geoscience offers a Phase 1 Desk Study service
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