Quotation MarksThe site met compliance for commercial land, successfully paving the way for new mixed-use commercial and residential development.

Client: Wesgroup Properties

Location: Lower Mainland, BC

Date: 2009 – ongoing

Project Lead: James Mair

Project Team: Greg Quandt, Peter Reid, Dan D’angelo

PORTFOLIO AND PROPERTY ACQUISITION / DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

Overview
Wesgroup Properties owns and manages over 2.5 million square feet of commercial property and has developed more than 6,500 homes in 85 residential communities across Metro Vancouver. Over the past eight years, Hemmera has worked on over 40 sites, providing a broad range of services including due diligence reviews, Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), remedial action plans (RAPs), remediation, oversight of building demolition and hazardous material abatement, risk assessments, review of purchase and sale agreements, and provision of expert litigation support to counsel.

Approach
Hemmera has conducted various investigation activities including Stage 1 and 2 Preliminary Site Investigations, Detailed Site Investigations, and remedial work at a group of four former down-stream service stations. The initial phase of this site assessment and remediation work involved completing an RAP detailing issues, risks, strategies, timeframe, and costs associated with remediating hydrocarbon and metals-contaminated soil and groundwater. The RAP report included viable remedial strategies along with costs and schedules to obtain closure for the sites to facilitate redevelopment. At one site, the remedial plan included excavation and disposal of source material, risk assessment, and installation of an engineered barrier to prohibit the migration of risk-managed off-site contamination back onto the property. The site met compliance for commercial land, successfully paving the way for new mixed-use commercial and residential development. Multiple Ministry branches and stakeholders were involved and consulted on the project. Hemmera leveraged it’s excellent working relationship with the regulators to aid in helping the project meet its key project milestones.

Results
Delivery of these services requires a quick and accurate response time with a sound understanding of their needs and business drivers. Hemmera has obtained numerous provincial ministry releases to support the development of various contaminated sites acquired by Wesgroup. Hemmera has assisted Wesgroup in reviewing their portfolio of properties including a baseline assessment, identification of risks, assessment of tenant operations, as well as a proactive approach to risk management for the short- and long-term management of environmental liabilities associated with property assets.

PORTFOLIO AND PROPERTY ACQUISITION / DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

Client: Wesgroup Properties
Location: Lower Mainland, BC
Date: 2009 – ongoing
Project  Lead: James Mair
Project Team: Greg Quandt, Peter Reid, Dan D’angelo

Overview

Wesgroup Properties owns and manages over 2.5 million square feet of commercial property and has developed more than 6,500 homes in 85 residential communities across Metro Vancouver. Over the past eight years, Hemmera has worked on over 40 sites, providing a broad range of services including due diligence reviews, Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), remedial action plans (RAPs), remediation, oversight of building demolition and hazardous material abatement, risk assessments, review of purchase and sale agreements, and provision of expert litigation support to counsel.

Approach

Hemmera has conducted various investigation activities including Stage 1 and 2 Preliminary Site Investigations, Detailed Site Investigations, and remedial work at a group of four former down-stream service stations. The initial phase of this site assessment and remediation work involved completing an RAP detailing issues, risks, strategies, timeframe, and costs associated with remediating hydrocarbon and metals-contaminated soil and groundwater. The RAP report included viable remedial strategies along with costs and schedules to obtain closure for the sites to facilitate redevelopment. At one site, the remedial plan included excavation and disposal of source material, risk assessment, and installation of an engineered barrier to prohibit the migration of risk-managed off-site contamination back onto the property. The site met compliance for commercial land, successfully paving the way for new mixed-use commercial and residential development. Multiple Ministry branches and stakeholders were involved and consulted on the project. Hemmera leveraged it’s excellent working relationship with the regulators to aid in helping the project meet its key project milestones.

Results

Delivery of these services requires a quick and accurate response time with a sound understanding of their needs and business drivers. Hemmera has obtained numerous provincial ministry releases to support the development of various contaminated sites acquired by Wesgroup. Hemmera has assisted Wesgroup in reviewing their portfolio of properties including a baseline assessment, identification of risks, assessment of tenant operations, as well as a proactive approach to risk management for the short- and long-term management of environmental liabilities associated with property assets.

Quotation MarksThe site met compliance for commercial land, successfully paving the way for new mixed-use commercial and residential development.