Commissioned by Firoka Group, Ridge acted in a monitoring role to review the evidence relating to the proposed reuse of materials as part of the construction works to extend the golf driving range at Beadlow Manor Hotel and Golf Club in Bedford.
Planning permission was granted to extend the existing driving range eastwards by approximately 100m to create a 300m long facility. The enlarged driving range will cover approximately 62,990m², compared with the existing 38,544m². An existing bund will be re-profiled and extended eastwards to an access track. Meanwhile, the driving range area will be reprofiled to include two new stepped elevations. This work required approximately 208,731m³ of inert waste materials to be imported from multiple donor sites. This began in January 2018 and within two months was proceeding at a rate of 60 lorries per day (c.900m³).
The new U-shaped bund will enclose the driving range and thereby contain stray golf balls negating the need for netting. Ridge collected soil samples and commissioned laboratory testing at the site to gain background information prior to starting works.
Ridge reviewed the various intended sources of material, attended the site at regular intervals, prepared site inspection reports after each visit, and presented monthly reports detailing progress and raising any issues.