300 m shooting range at Oberlaupen, Wald, project development, submission and site remediation

The project

Location: Wald (ZH)
Customer: The municipality of Wald (ZH)
Phases: Project development, submission, site remediation
Duration: 2016-2018
Building costs: approx. CHF 470,000


The municipality of Wald (ZH) had to undertake work to remediate the bullet trap, in line with statutory site decontamination requirements, at the decommissioned Oberlaupen shooting range, which is situated on a steep hillside in a forested area of agricultural land. The exposed position of the bullet trap represented a huge challenge in terms of logistics and accessing the site. The work to remediate the site included removing and disposing of almost 1,000 tons of heavily contaminated material from the bullet trap. Following the clean up, the area was recultivated in line with the surrounding habitat and trees were replanted.


Our services

  • Development of site remediation project including preparation of planning application
  • Coordinating a survey of the forested area and submitting an application to clear the trees
  • Inviting tenders for the site remediation work
  • Construction management and specialist construction management of the remediation works on the contaminated site


  • A construction project on a steep hillside approx. 150 m from the nearest road
  • A construction project outside the designated building zone in a forested area of agricultural land
  • The huge quantity of bullet trap material to be disposed of led to higher disposal costs
  • Ambitious recultivation of the steep land, including planting replacement trees in the temporarily deforested area

Project manager:

Lars Schudel Co-divisional manager: Contaminated sites/ Deputy divisional manager: Environmental planning
Certified Geographer
lschudel@ecosens.ch +41 44 839 47 40 More