BAE Birtley

14th October, 2013

LandScope have recently completed geophysical survey works at BAE Birtley. 

Founded in a hurry by David Lloyd George in 1915 the site was integral to war efforts during both the Great War and World War 2. In the early days the site was manned predominantly by Belgian volunteers – the Birtley Belgians – sourced from the frontline and from the pool of injured soldiers.

LandScope were tasked with the mapping out of numerous concealed construction pits, air-raid shelters and other underground infrastructure.

The results of the geophysical survey will be integral to the land remediation process as part of the site’s redevelopment.