Value from derelict sites
InteGen can advise on or arrange for a number of potential credit generating site activities possible prior to redevelopment. These include:
- Scrap recovery – where future planning permission protection issues do not prevent, sites can sometimes be demolished to slab level for a net credit. Demolition of industrial buildings does not usually require planning permission, and can therefore proceed prior to obtaining permission for redevelopment. Safety benefits may accrue, and (in the absence of potentially onerous planning conditions) demolition may be achievable at lower cost (or generating a higher net credit). A Section 80 notice is required to be submitted to the Local Authority Building Control department whether planning permission has been obtained or not.
- Underground service recovery – large electricity cables, water pipes and cast iron drains may all potentially be recovered for a net credit.
- Ash recovery – significant areas of some types of ash may be recoverable for a credit, usually also reducing future remediation costs.
- Concrete recovery – where large volumes of easily broken concrete exist, and there is a nearby requirement for aggregates, demolition and crushing followed by sale of the resulting aggregates can sometimes be achieved for a net credit, whilst reducing future demolition costs.