Dunraven Street, Tonypandy
TEC have been assisting Rhondda Housing Association (RHA) in their plans for the regeneration of the disused former Co-op supermarket site on Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. The building has stood empty since the store closed down in 2012. The impressive plans include redevelopment to provide commercial units and leisure space as well as co-working facilities, affordable homes and a new head office hub for the RHA.
The site has a complex coal mining legacy including on-site mine shafts and shallow worked coal seams. Without the desk study research and ground investigation works completed by TEC, these issues may only have been discovered late in the construction programme causing potentially significant delays and cost implications, together with difficulties in obtaining regulatory sign-off for the scheme. TEC have undertaken considerable research and ground investigation at the site (with a little help from our drilling friends over at Apex Drilling Services, who are no strangers to drilling over mine shafts in Wales). The works have been targeted on understanding the risks created by the historical coal mining, to allow for the design of appropriate mitigation measures and ensure the stability and safety of the proposed redevelopment.