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SITE INVESTIGATION teams are braving winter storms off the Scarborough coast as they carry out seabed soil tests ahead of a piling and stabilisation works for a sea defence project. Geotechnical firm Soil Mechanics is providing the platform and drilling equipment for main contractor Edmund Nuttall. The ground was initially thought to be a shallow covering of boulder clay over bedrock but proved to be a deep infilled channel cutting through the bedrock with clay thickness of more than ...

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