St George’s Quay, Luneside East

Project Overview

Located in a prominent water front setting on St George’s Quay on the edge of the River Lune, the site, known as Luneside East was formerly occupied by the city’s gas works, the operation of which led to gross contamination of the site soils including the ground water system.

The development of the site has been facilitated following a grant funded £5 million programme of remediation to clean up legacy contamination.

The remediation addressed both soil contamination and treatment of ground water due to the nature of contaminants and close proximity to the River Lune.

RoC Consulting undertook a monitored remediation contract role, which included due diligence of the remediation strategy designed by WYG. On completion of the remediation we designed critical site drainage and roads infrastructure. RoC worked with planning consultants and the design team to gain planning consent for a housing development of 170 units and separately consent for 419 units of student accommodation including the demolition of the mill building.

Our role extended to detailed technical and commercial negotiation with the housing developer Persimmon who purchased the western portion of the site to develop 170 homes.

RoC designed the student accommodation scheme to RIBA Stage 3 to permit a robust cost plan to be developed for the approved funding which was obtained to deliver the scheme.   RoC’s team have worked on the project since Stage 3, progressing through Stages 4 & 5.  The student accommodation was finally completed in September 2020.

Project Details
ProjectSt George’s Quay, Luneside East
DisciplineEarth Sciences
ClientLuneside East Limited
ArchitectJust H Architects
Project Duration2015 - September 2020
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