In the battle against Covid-19, OSM is proud to play our part by enabling an extension to the NHS Covid-19 supply centre in Maydown Industrial Estate, Derry/Londonderry.
The unit, which is being put to use by the NHS for storing and distributing vital equipment and resources in their work in the Covid-19 pandemic, has seen its current space run short causing the landowner to apply for an extension to the unit. Its location on a longstanding industrial site, however, meant that planning authorities required a Contaminated Land Assessment before permission could be granted.
OSM Director and Senior Environmental Consultant, Frank Macfarlane, was able to use his specialism in Contaminated Land Assessment to swiftly assess the site. This was his third Contaminated Land Assessment on the industrial estate, having secured repeat business from previous successful assessments from the estate management.
Frank used his expertise to undertake a fresh assessment of the site in question, whilst also factoring in the historical uses of the site and the intricacies of the estate as a whole from previous assessments. From this, his Contaminated Land Assessment concluded that there was low risk to the extension of the site, allowing the development to continue quickly and the NHS to continue and expand their provision of vital supplies.