Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Former Military Barracks, Bangkok, Thailand

SLP Environmental was appointed by the Australian Government to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for a property situated in downtown Bangkok. The client was considering the acquisition of the subject property as the site of the new Australian Embassy and the primary objectives of the assessment were to determine the pre-transaction Environmental Baseline Conditions and to establish whether there were any potential environmental liabilities or risks to human or environmental receptors associated with ground conditions at the study site.

The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was conducted in general conformance with the practice described in ASTM 1527-13 – Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process.

The assessment included a site and environs inspection, interviews with property owners and tenants, consultations with government agencies, desk studies and data mining with respect to; the site setting, historic landuses, hydrogeology, hydrology, protected areas, ecology, cultural heritage and the legislative context.

This information was utilised to undertake an assessment of the environmental sensitivity of the study site and facilitate an assessment of the potential environmental liabilities associated with the acquisition of the land.

The reporting included a qualitative risk assessment for each identified potentially vulnerable environmental receptor, an overall risk rating for the study site, a determination as to whether any Recognised Environmental Conditions (RECs) were associated with the subject property as well as recommendations for further works as indicated necessary by the findings of the Phase 1 study.