In 2020, Cognition teamed up with Climate Care to offset our total annual emissions and becoming Carbon Neutral for the first time. In the same year, the company committed to stay proactive, adopting and developing more sustainable remediation methodologies, selection of materials and energy sources we use, reducing the need for offset element of our emissions. Our long-term goal is to continue improving efficiency and minimise emissions from our routine site and office operations across the board.
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Kodak Factory, Harrow

4 July 2018

Cognition has been appointed to carry out the remediation works at the former Kodak Factory in Harrow.

Cognition has been appointed to carry out the remediation works at the former Kodak Factory in Harrow. The site is to be redeveloped by Barratt Homes with the construction of a number of residential blocks and associated landscaping and roads.

The site presented several remediation challenges given the extensive service infrastructures installed over the history of the site including a silver recovery drainage system and numerous fuel storage tanks. Moreover, the site ground conditions and raft foundation design presented a geotechnical challenge for the intended reuse of site won materials.

Utilising Cognition’s specialist in-house geotechnical expertise and working closely with Rye Demolition, Cognition have ensured that the materials produced from the demolition and materials excavated during the works have been controlled to meet the backfill requirements. Furthermore, Cognition carried out Cone Penetrometer Testing to facilitate refinement of the raft design.

Through these works and detailed assessment Cognition has enabled the client to overcome the challenging ground conditions and provide a structurally robust subgrade for the raft foundation alternative to traditional and costly piled foundations.

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