The Goprint site demolition was completed in February 2018. The entire site (including the Landcentre) was listed as contaminated on the Environmental Management Register (EMR) and testing confirmed the contamination levels from decades of industrial use. The site required significant remediation works, including the excavation of significant amounts of soil down to a depth of up to four metres in some instances.
This included the soil supporting vegetation and trees on the site, meaning the trees and supporting root structures also had to be removed. Due to levels of soil contamination any attempts to relocate the existing vegetation was not feasible and would have resulted in the potential transportation of contaminated soil attached to the root structures.