Case study

A701 Relief Road and A702 Spur Road, Midlothian


Midlothian Council



Project length:

November 2017 to April 2018

Project Value:


Project description:

Phoenix Drilling Limited was appointed to carry out an intrusive ground investigation along two proposed route options of the A701 Relief Road and A702 Spur Road project for Midlothian Council.

The works comprised of:

Compound set up

56No cable percussive boreholes depths of up to 15m bgl – including rotary follow on

26No rotary boreholes (both open holed and cored) to depths of 70m bgl

Installation of monitoring wells

Excavation of 25No trial pits

Monitoring of ground gases throughout drilling operations

In-situ testing

Supervision and core logging

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