One of the UK’s largest contaminated land audits

Our pedigree with major projects has been established over more than 30 years in the environmental sector.

Our key Director was responsible for organising an audit of the contaminated land liabilities for the former British Alcan Aluminium reporting to the then CEO Paul Rata back in 1991/2. The survey project involved visiting 146 company owned or leased sites throughout the UK for this former, industrial metals-producing giant.

Never before had all the contingent liabilities associated with contaminated land in their estates portfolio been assessed, a job that took two years to accomplish and took in Alcan’s smelters at Lynemouth, Invergordon and Lochaber, the Burntisland bauxite processing plant and major aluminium pressing and rolling mills, stockholders and administrative properties.

This was at the cutting edge of environmental auditing techniques at the time, and extended to evaluations of contingent liabilities and environmental risks from numerous (formerly unregulated landfills) within the portfolio. This major audit programme was part of the British Alcan Aluminium divestment programme prior to the break up of the Company and subsequent successful sale of constituent parts.