Langtree Park

Langtree Park

In the 1800s, it was an industrial site for coal mining, chemical works and glass production, with the inevitable sad legacy of tipped spoil waste, land instability and contamination risks. Today it’s an 18,000 capacity stadium and the new modern home for the “Saints” – St Helens Rugby Football Club. The £25 million creation of Langtree Park is a remarkable transformation story, completely regenerating a large area of extremely poor quality brownfield land for the benefit of the local community and economy.

Continuing a longstanding relationship involving the regeneration of former industrial sites, the Langtree Group commissioned us to research and design the critical site investigation works, identify an effective remediation strategy, and act as checking engineers for the site remediation and construction. This included structural engineering, earthworks, drainage, piling, retaining structures, ground stabilisation, decontamination, dewatering, demolition ... and even the protection of a scheduled ancient monument.

Before any development work, the local planning and environmental health authorities had to be satisfied with the thoroughness of our remediation investigations and strategy. One key success factor was the reclaiming of most of the material from the site, which was reused as sub-grade for hard standing and car parks.