Lanmor Consulting has been recently appointed to design the new access track to the visitor centre at Mucking tip. The 170ha site has been used as a landfill site for many years to dispose of refuse from London. Once filling operations have been completed the site will be converted to a wildlife park.
A new visitor centre is to be constructed on a remediated part of the tip. As part of the works a new access track is to be constructed from the existing haul road up to visitor centre. The existing haul road was to be upgraded to accommodate heavy construction for tipping activities and visitor traffic.
The existing haul road and new access track are to be constructed in a gravel bound macadam in keeping with the natural materials to be used within the wildlife park. The construction of the access tracks had to be designed to cater for large tipper trucks and movement in the track as a result of settlement in the landfill beneath the tracks.
The site area exceeded 1 ha and is adjacent to the Thames so a FRA was required as part of the planning application. Lanmor was commissioned to prepare an FRA for the site to ensure the site would be safe from flooding and would not increase the risk of flooding elsewhere.