Bell Pits Paper Presented at Burlington House

It was great to see our very own Andrew Brown present his bell pits paper to the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS) at Burlington House in London yesterday. We discussed the case study in a post earlier this month (‘Discovery of Unrecorded Bell Pits Continues to Generate Interest‘), and this latest presentation was also broadcast live online which allowed many of his colleagues to watch it too!

Andrew, who is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at GRM, co-wrote the paper with colleague Russell Hurcombe (Senior Geologist). They discovered over 300 previously unrecorded closely spaced bell pits covering approximately 10% of a development site in Leicestershire back in 2020. The paper was accepted and published by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining the following year. This latest presentation is testimony to the importance of the find and the remediation strategy implemented for the client, which presented some challenges to traditional industry best practice!

As you can see from these screen images, there was plenty of interest both at the event and online too!

If you have any development or construction projects, especially where there is the risk of recorded or unrecorded mine workings, then please get in touch to find out how we can help save both time and costs. Please use your main point of contact at GRM or for new enquiries email or call 01283 551249.