Abandoned mine workings (C758)



The original publication ‘Construction over abandoned mine workings’ (SP32) was first published in 1983. Supported by industry, principally The Coal Authority, a project to update the guide has been underway for several years.

The new Manual is considerably more than an update of SP32 as it has been expanded, both in scope and content and significantly rewritten. The new manual also addresses many new areas where practices and principles are emergent and have required considerable discussion amongst the Project Steering Group. Some of these areas are still being debated.

However, given the wealth of information contained in the manual, as principal funders of the work, the Coal Authority have agreed with CIRIA that the chapter drafts are made available to the community prior to finalisation.

At present, these are incomplete and unedited chapters for reference only. They are not consultation documents. However, if you would like to bring any serious errors or concerns to CIRIA’s attention, please use this survey response form. Comments received will be reviewed by the project team on a cumulative basis. However, CIRIA cannot undertake to respond to  individual comments nor commit to  reviewing comments received via other forms of communication or after the closing date.

The closing date for comments via the survey link is Friday 30th June 2017. Comments received before this date will be reviewed with chapters modified if appropriate prior to edit and publication. Any serious errors identified during this final review period will be uploaded as an Erratum file on the web page.    

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