Sennenberg shooting range

The project

Location: Wald (ZH)
Customer: Wald Municipality (ZH)
Phases: Project development, submission, site remediation
Duration: 2018-2020
Building costs: approx. CHF 400,000


Wald Municipality (ZH) was obliged to remediate the bullet trap of the Sennenberg shooting range on a steep and remote slope in the agricultural zone, taking previous contamination into account. The remediation work was coordinated with the rifle club operators and the affected farmers at an early stage. The work to remediate the site included removing and disposing of approximately 1,000 tonnes of heavily contaminated material from the bullet trap during the summer of 2020. Following remediation, the terrain was recultivated and greened in accordance with conditions at the site.


Our services

  • Developing the remediation project for the contaminated site including preparing a planning application
  • Coordination with affected farmers and the rifle club
  • Putting the remediation of the contaminated site out to public tender
  • Undertaking the construction management and specialist construction management for the site remediation project
  • Pedological site support (PSS), coordination of recultivation and greening, arrangements for future management with the affected farmers


  • Construction project outside building zone, on a steep slope on agricultural land
  • Complex development and building site logistics for backstop remediation
  • Atypical contamination distribution due to military shooting exercises, partially with automatic rifles
  • Complex recultivation of the steep terrain
  • Simultaneous conversion of the shooting range to an emission-free backstop system

Project manager:

Lars Schudel Project manager: Contaminated sites/ Deputy divisional manager: Environmental planning
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