Sustainable remediation for petrol station & forecourt sites

This event will give an overview of innovative techniques being used for the treatment of land contamination at petrol filling stations


There is general agreement amongst the UK political parties that sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars will be phased out by the middle of the 21st century. As a consequence, the number of filing stations in the UK is expected to decrease markedly as new means of powering cars takes over and fossil fuels become an “alternative fuel”.

This in turn will release brownfield land for new development. As many filling stations are in urban areas these will be ideally located for residential development. However, many of these sites are contaminated and need to be remediated.  Of the available remedial techniques can't be applied to forecourts because of their small size so the choice of treatment is primarily limited.

Additionally, the approaches to choosing remedial treatment have changed as our understanding of the different methods have advanced over the years.  Most of the good practice guidance on remedial treatment is more than 10 years old.

There needs to be more opportunity to share experience.

Why attend

This event will:

  • Look at some of the practical challenges with the redevelopment of redundant forecourt sites
  • Examine selection of the appropriate remedial techniques
  • Provide an overview of new/innovative remedial techniques and their application, particularly for petrol station sites
  • Consider the regulator’s requirements
  • Share good practice and experience


10:00   Introduction
10:05   Contaminated land management and circumstances
            where remediation techniques are applied
10:15   The layout of filling stations and their decommissioning 
10:35   Hydrocarbon behaviour in the ground
10:45   Investigation, CSM & risk assessment: informed remediation
10:55   Defining remediation objectives: removing sources or breaking the pathways?
11:05   Options appraisal & implementation
11:15   Questions and discussion - Break
11:35   Waste and materials management plans
11:40   The different remedial options - soil & groundwater
  • Limitations
  • Available technologies
  • Technology selection
  • Definition of success
  • Licensing, control & compliance
12:15   Verification & residual risks
13:25   Questions and discussion - Lunch
14:00   Case Studies & Exercises: which technique to choose
14:45   Discussion
15:00   Close

David Rudland, Independent Consultant
Ben Thomas, Smith Grant
Pete Findon, Remedx

Who should attend?
Contractors, consultants, LA and other regulators

Monday 24 February 2020
10:00 - 15:00

CIRIA offices
Griffin Court
15 Long lane

LACL and BRMF members: Free *
CIRIA members and ALL other attendees: £95 + VAT

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24/02/2020 - 24/02/2020
Griffin Court
15 Long lane

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