As the Wandle project nears completion a second progress event was held this month for interested local parties. The day went very well, despite the rain, being attended by representatives from Croydon Council, local dignitaries, Environment Agency, schools and residence groups. Will Dalton, Project Manager, was praised for his fortitude and ability beyond requirements. Feedback from Croydon Council was very positive, especially with regard to the handling of the oil spill incident earlier in the year. It is anticipated that our works here will be complete before the end of December.
Contract awards for September include infrastructure works at Bewbush valued at £5.3m and £2.6m works for Ashford Waste Transfer Station. At the 132ha site at Kilnwood Vale, Bewbush, situated west of Crawley, our works involve the design and construction of infrastructure, including 278 works, for phase 1 of a new residential development. Works here are due to start this month and will take 42 weeks to complete. Whilst at Ashford we are to enlarge the operational area within the Waste Transfer Station in order to accommodate a new purpose design and constructed Waste Transfer Station and Householders Waste Recycling Area. This will include the provision of new entrances and exits, new weighbridge office and stations, a new water storage tank, the design and construction of mechanical and electrical works and landscaping. These works will take 27 weeks to complete and should begin at the end of the month.
Following on from our successful works for E.on at Great Eppelton Windfarm our newly opened Doncaster Office is to carry out civils works for the Tween Bridge Onshore Windfarm. Tween Bridge is a 22 turbine windfarm at Thorne near Doncaster and 13km of access track and crane pads require upgrading. Repairs will also be made to the existing culvert drainage and new turbine surface drainage will be installed. These works will take place over 10 weeks starting this month