Integrated urban remediation and greening

Successful greening of a former brownfield site at Thames Barrier Park

Successful greening of a former brownfield site at Eastbrookend Country Park


Achieving sustainable remediation of brownfield sites is highly complex because of the heterogeneous nature of ground conditions, the [frequent] presence of contaminant, and the potential multiple pathways to receptors.

All too often this leads to contamination being cleaned up to generic levels, irrespective of differences in end-usage across a site, and the design and formation of the final landscape occurs in isolation of the remedial process.

Sites where integrated remediation and greening solutions have been employed provide a vital vehicle for investigating the sustainability of remediation and greening systems and for securing the development of the robust, reliable and cost effective methods of the future.

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What's of interest

This researchis being funded by EPSRC and is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge through the SUBR:IM consortium.

Industrial supporters include Churngold, Babtie, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and London Development Agency.

EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

SUBR:IM - Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management

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