LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Webinar Recording: Redeveloping Military Sites

Only £60 (excl VAT) with online card payment discount.

The current housing challenge coupled with changes in the use of land by the Ministry of Defence is releasing considerable tracts of surplus defence land for redevelopment. Many of the general principles of land contamination investigation, assessment and remediation apply - but there are important differences waiting to catch the unwary.

Whether former air bases, vehicle maintenance, ordnance depots, weapons manufacture or fuel storage, military sites are an important part of securing safe and suitable for use land for new homes. Their rural or peri-urban location makes them very attractive to future residents - and therefore developers.

Many of the contamination issues will be routine - hydrocarbons, solvents, heavy metals or asbestos. However, some will be rare if not unique: e.g. propellants, explosives. Emerging contaminants such as PFOS and PFOA are likely on many types of former military land.

Paul has over two decades of experience in investigating, assessing and researching a wide range of former military sites across the UK and elsewhere.

This ~90min recording of a Professional Practice Webinar originally delivered on 27th November 2018 (NOTE: only access to the recording will be provided, original handouts are not included).

Prices and discounts: Prices exclude VAT. Please note purchase is via online card payment only - a 20% discount will automatically be applied. 

Invoice purchases will be declined

Recording link: provided by email once payment has been received.

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This webinar covered :

  • The important challenges that military sites raise during redevelopment 
  • The importance of former military sites to secure safe and suitable for use land for new homes
  • The need for and different types of sampling strategies that shold be employed
  • Sources of further information

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  • Understand where to find out historical land uses of military sites - beyond the normal and often inadequate sources of information
  • Understand the need for hybrid targetted and non-targetted sampling strategies
  • Understand the range of exotic contaminants that associated with specific types of former military use of land
  • Know where to look for further information

January 2019

"I’ve had a lot of involvement in military sites in recent years and the webinar was the most informative one I have done in terms of aiding in my work!" (Consultant, January 2019)

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