As an essential element of the investigation process, phase 1 desk studies are now routinely required by regulatory bodies as part of the Planning process. It is now commonly accepted that a thorough phase 1 desk study, with associated walk-over, is essential in the preparation of a Conceptual Site Model (CSM), the design of an appropriate ground investigation and subsequent assessment.
Grange Geo offers a comprehensive Phase 1 Desk Study service, to include geotechnical, geoenvironmental and mining aspects as required. These can be undertaken as a separate phase of work, often as part of pre-purchase due diligence assessments and presented in a stand alone report, or can be integrated into a comprehensive combined geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigation report. The scope of each phase 1 desk study is tailored to the needs of each specific client and project, the aims and objectives, programme and budget.
For regular clients we can establish a standard charge for a phase 1 desk study at any site in the UK and also undertake to report within a fixed timeframe, usually three working days for preliminary information and seven working days for a full report.