A complex site remediation, tricky top-down demolition and a ‘Deep Green’ industrial redevelopment feature on the shortlist for this year’s Sustainable Project of the Year.
AR Demolition Brackley Saw Mills Sustainable Project Specialists 2016
AR Demolition – Brackley Saw Mills, Northamptonshire
This complex remediation project saw AR Demolition clear the site of a former sawmill and timber works in Brackley, Northamptonshire, for client Linden Homes.
The team treated ground contaminated with Chromium VI and dealt with soil that was affected by Japanese knotweed.
AR Demolition also had to deal with particularly bad weather conditions during the programme.
Despite this, the firm delivered the project on budget and on time, with 99 per cent of all waste recycled.
Erith ElandHouse Sustainable Project Specialists 2016
Erith Contractors – Shoe Lane, London
Erith Contractors carried out the demolition of a number of the Fleet and Plum Tree Court buildings on London’s Farringdon Road, completing strip-out, asbestos removal and structural demolition.
The team pioneered the recycling and re-use of ‘grey water’ from dust suppression, used recycled steel in its temporary works, and deployed hybrid generators to minimise fuel consumption and noise pollution.
In addition, concrete arisings were crushed and screened to provide piling mats and foundation materials for the construction phase.
SRW Bentley Works Sustainable Project Specialists 2016
Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil – Bentley Works Redevelopment, Doncaster
M&E specialist Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil was tasked by parent company Skanska with delivering an energy-efficient and highly sustainable building for the home of Cementation Skanska.
The project was the first in the UK to meet Skanska’s stringent in-house ‘Deep Green’ targets.
An innovative evaporative cooling system uses 70 per cent less energy than a conventional one, while water efficiency on the site was greatly improved thanks to a new rainwater harvesting system.
The team installed two biomass boilers on site fuelled by waste oils from Cementation Skanska’s own machines – providing the added bonus of eliminating a cost for the tenant.