Jones Bros Civil Engineering has been awarded a place on a major waste management and landfill framework.
The family firm secured the contract, awarded by Viridor, a recycling, renewable energy, and waste management company, to cover the southern half of the UK.
And Jones Bros’ first job on the framework is a landfill capping project in Oxfordshire in September.
Geraint Thomas, regional manager for the southern region, said: “We have extensive experience in waste remediation, and are naturally very pleased to have won a place on the framework.
“The tender focused on quality, price, and health and safety, and we scored highly in areas. We have an impeccable history when it comes to on-site safety, and our track record in landfill via another successful framework speaks for itself.
“Approximately 10-15 per cent of the workers will be apprentices, including plant operators and general operatives. We will also have trainee engineers on site as part of their career development.
“Our first job on the framework begins mid-September and is a landfill capping job in Ardley, Oxfordshire. The works will last for approximately eight weeks.”
The Viridor framework is for two years, with an option for a further two years, meaning the contract could run until 2020.
Viridor’s head of contract management (capital projects), Duncan Banks, said: “Viridor is committed to delivering its portfolio of landfill construction projects by achieving high standards of safety, quality and programme management.
“Viridor recognises the benefits of strategic partnering with companies which share its core values and working closely with the supply chain in order to deliver predictable outcomes while enabling continual improvement on performance.
“Following a robust tendering exercise, Jones Bros has been successful in securing a framework contract with Viridor for the delivery of landfill construction projects in the southern region.”
Jones Bros provides a variety of remediation services for land remediation, contaminated land and brownfield sites, and has a reputation for being one of the leading qualified remediation contractors.
Its expertise in waste remediation has naturally led to further work in the recycling and waste management facility sector, including designing and building a range of recycling and waste management centres.
Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown significantly in the last decade. In addition to waste management, it is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, and renewable energy projects around the UK.