A large part of this site, along with what is now Battery Retail Park, was once home to the Birmingham Battery & Metal Company, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century and moved here in the 1870s.
Later known as the Birmingham Battery Company, the firm manufactured brass pans at the site, ranging from a few inches to several feet in diameter. The site also featured a copper refinery, a tube mill, a rolling mill and a canal wharf on the Dudley Canal, also known locally as the Lapal Canal.
In the decades to follow, part of the site became an area for landfill, which was later covered with a layer of clay. Due to this, and the industrial history of the site, a huge amount of ash, coal tar and other contaminated materials remained buried underground.
Our works include cleaning up the land ready for future construction to take place. This has required a detailed remediation strategy involving lots of research and planning, and a very scientific approach.