CIVIL engineering firm Jones Bros is set to complete its first ever contract with North West regeneration and development specialist Peel Group.
The £1.3m project has seen Jones Bros carry out remediation and earthworks at the former Pemberton colliery site in Wigan, now home to a 195-property housing development being built by Peel in partnership with Barratt Homes.
Jones Bros engineers have excavated and deposited 660,000m3 of material across the site and completed bio-remediation of hydrocarbon-impacted soils.
Led by senior contracts manager Ivan Rawlins, the Jones Bros team also identified and implemented an innovative technique for the safe removal of contaminated soils.
The material was excavated and encapsulated within a contained cell, which was buried at depth. This avoided the need for materials to be transported off site, saving money and minimising the project's environmental impact.
Jones Bros has also created a series of interconnected lagoons to enable water from rainfall watercourses to be used for dust suppression.
Ivan, who lives in Bolton, said: "The Peel Group is well-known for its innovative regeneration schemes, so we are proud to be completing our first contract for them.
"This has been a fascinating job to be involved in, with many technical challenges to be overcome. We look forward to working with Peel again in future."
Philip Rothwell, planning director at Peel, said: "Jones Bros has employed the latest methods in value engineering to ensure this 22-week contract was completed in a timely manner, despite the unseasonably wet weather we have been experiencing."
Founded in the 1950s, Jones Bros is a family-owned company that has grown to become one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors.
The company is headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales and has regional offices in Swansea, Scotland and Oxfordshire.
It employs 270 people and is currently working on contracts around the UK in sectors including energy, waste management, highways and flood / marine defence.