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REDEVELOPMENT OF a former housing site at Fryston Colliery in South Yorkshire has been significantly helped by the Met Surveys geophysics team.

Identification and mapping of buried features was required before redevelopment could start. Of particular importance was the accurate location of cellars of now demolished houses.

Leeds based Met Surveys, working for Building Design Partnership, implemented a phased approach. First came a full reconnaissance of the site with electromagnetic induction. Suspect areas were then targeted for further investigation using ground penetrating radar (GPR).

The geophysical investigation successfully located the cellars and identified that they had not been fully remediated. The targeted GPR survey refined the information, providing the depth and extent of the underground structures.

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