Work completed on contractor’s biggest-ever project under latest waste framework2nd Mar 2020

A waste remediation contractor has completed its biggest-ever project during its 20-year relationship working for a leading UK recycling, resource and waste management specialist.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has finalised work at Erin landfill site, in Duckmanton, near Chesterfield, on behalf of its long-established client, Viridor, the biggest UK-owned recycling and energy recovery company.

The £2.3m contract involved construction of a new non-hazardous waste cell; extension to an existing asbestos cell; and final restoration capping.

It is the latest of more than 20 cell construction projects successfully carried out under the current Viridor framework, established in 2018.

In addition to requiring 170,000 m3 of earthworks, the 20-week scheme included 35,000m3 of processing, and engineering of a geological barrier to achieve the specified permeability.

A total of 25 Jones Bros operatives and staff were tasked with delivering the scheme, which also involved installation of 1,000m of deep ground water drainage and 118,000m2 of geosynthetics membrane; together with 1,000m of fully-welded leachate pipework and 14,000 tonnes of drainage stone.

Lee Daly, project manager, said: “We’re really pleased that all projects at the Erin site have been completed and were done so ahead of schedule.

“Not only that, the work was delivered under budget which is a great effort from all  the Jones Bros team.”

The contractor, which has one of the largest privately-owned heavy plant fleet in the UK, has provided landfill cell and capping services for Viridor, from Scotland to Cornwall, for more than 20 years.

Its expertise in waste remediation has led to further success in the recycling and waste management facility sector, including designing and building a range of recycling and waste management centres.

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 400 people.

As well as waste management projects, the company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role.  It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.