With Taylor Woodrow set as the main contractor and Vinci sister companies working together, the EcoPark South project worth £100m is running through a piling work phase for North London Waste Authority.
This waste management facility is taken up as a go green project while Vinci includes Roger Bullivant, Bachy Soletanche, and Vibro Menard to develop this project. This is aimed to minimize embedded carbon.
The team putting efforts for groundworks is using controlled modulus columns (CMCs), continuous flight auger (CFA) piling, and a low permeability Trenchmix cut-off wall to construct the foundations for the Resource Recovery Facility.
CMC environmental benefits include a reduction in the thickness of the ground slab, saving on concrete and steel, the elimination of reinforcement cages normally required in CFA piling, and a reduction in the arising produced due to CMCs being a displacement solution.
A 30% reduction in the embodied carbon is possible with Trenchmix further enhancing the project’s environmental credentials. This is in comparison to the alternative of a traditional sheet piled wall. 10% and 16% to an overall reduction is to save with the contribution.