Green Apple success for Keltbray
Company wins a trio of Green Apple Awards for major environmental projects
KELTBRAY, a UK leader in specialist engineering, construction and decommissioning services, have won three Green Apple Environment Awards, including a Global Silver Green World Award for waste-management at London Victoria Circle and a Bronze Green Apple Award in the Building and Construction category for regeneration at Queen Mary Viaduct.
The company also picked up a Bronze Green Apple Award. Launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation, the Green Apple Environment Awards recognize, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. This is the first time Keltbray have won three Green Apple accolades in the same year.
The Global Silver Green World Award was presented to Keltbray for their demolition and enabling works at Victoria Circle, where the overall environmental performance of the project was optimized through the re-use of 53,000 tonnes of demolition waste in the latter project stages; to backfill the basements and in the construction of piling mats.
Claire Fundrey, environmental advisor for Keltbray Group, said: ‘This eliminated waste to landfill, saved 5,400 vehicle movements, reduced the associated carbon emissions and eased congestion in this already busy area of London.’
For the Queen Mary Viaduct project in east London, Keltbray and Network Rail were rewarded for the good environmental practice and social achievements on site, in particular for the approach used in the demolition of a disused railway viaduct with 25 masonry arches to provide additional land for the university and the local community.
The scheme gained praise for implementation of sustainable practices on site, including the recycling of construction material, minimizing waste, creating a ‘green roof’ to encourage bio-diversity and the reduction of carbon emissions associated with the project.
Phil Bromley, project manager for Keltbray, commented: ‘We seek to employ the highest standards in environmental practice in line with our company’s long-term commitments, including the aim of supplying zero waste to landfill by 2020. This development has not only helped us on our way towards this target, but now serves as an example of best practice to the wider industry.’