Ramboll’s work on the new Tate Modern extension spans a multitude of disciplines. Early works involved geoenvironmental ground investigations. With a rich industrial heritage, Tate Modern is located on the site of the former Bankside Power Station. The gallery is in close proximity to the Thames and surrounding sensitive receptors.
Assessment of soil conditions, the ground water and ground gas regimes formed a baseline for methodology for all the groundwork going forward. This resulted in subsequent recommendations of mitigation by design and construction, minimising the amount of remedial works that had to be undertaken.
A number of working procedures were adopted during the ground work phase. Ramboll were then further commissioned to have an ongoing watching brief to monitor the ground conditions, to ensure there was no mobilisation of any contaminants.