SUREGROUND™ Reversible Soil Enhancement System

Project: Marlbrook Primary School Extension – Laydown, Compound & Access

Location: Hereford, Herefordshire

Client: Herefordshire Council, on behalf of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

Area Covered: 2,400m2

Solution: SUREGROUND™ Reversible Soil Enhancement System


To complete the School extension project at Marlbrook Primary School on behalf of Herefordshire Council, Morgan Sindall required a laydown area, an access track and a compound.

Soil Science were approached as their SUREGROUND™ Reversible Soil Enhancement System offered considerably improved environmental metrics when compared against the traditional stone design. As the construction would be scored under BREEAM, sustainability was key to the scheme. The maintenance free Surface Armouring option was selected saving costs and further reducing disruption throughout the on-going construction.

Soil Science mobilised to site completing a top soil strip before rotovating sub-soils with SUREGROUND™ binder. This was subsequently surfaced with stone, compacted and treated with further binder to form the Surface Armouring layer.

Rigorous pre-start and on site testing meant a smooth and efficient operation on site which saw the eight day programme delivered within seven days. Upon completion of works by Morgan Sindall, Soil Science will return to undertake decommissioning which will restore soil pH and nutrient to their original DEFRA indices.

  • COST SAVING 50% 50%
  • Maintenance Cost Saving 25% 25%
  • Programme Reduction 73% 73%
  • Vehicle Movements Reduction 73% 73%
  • Associated Carbon Emissions Reduction 70% 70%
  • Imported Aggregate Reduction 71% 71%
  • Material sent to landfill reduced by 100% 100%
  • Stone Layer depth reduction 88% 88%
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  • COST SAVING 20% 20%
  • Maintenance Cost Saving 25% 25%
  • Programme Reduction 65% 65%
  • Vehicle Movements Reduction 68% 68%
  • Imported Aggregate Reduction 67% 67%
  • Material Sent to Landfill Reduced by 100% 100%
  • Stone Layer Depth Reduction 70% 70%

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