Place on Viridor’s landfill framework leads to immediate success for Jones Bros5th Mar 2018

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK’s place on a waste management and landfill framework has got off to a flying start.

The family firm has already completed four projects on behalf of Viridor, a recycling, renewable energy, and waste management company.

One of these projects took place at Beddington Farmlands, a 161-hectare (400 acre) site in the Wandle Valley Regional Park, South London. An area under development into a flagship nature reserve.

Geraint Thomas, Jones Bros’ southern regional manager, said: “The first few months working under the framework have gone very well with the successful completion of three landfill capping projects at Ardley in Oxfordshire, Shelford in Salford, and Squabb Wood in Hampshire.

“The majority of the work on these three sites involved landfill capping and restoration works.

“The Beddington nature reserve project varied slightly, with a lagoon being created to form a wetlands area for wildlife. We excavated 70,000 tonnes of earth, with a further 60,000 tonnes due to be removed later this year.

“On all the schemes we have had up to ten people on site including two or three trainees who are gaining valuable experience on waste remediation projects.”

Beddington Farmlands is classified as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and Metropolitan Open Land, the equivalent of Green Belt within an urban area. The site is being restored into a mosaic of important habitats for wildlife ahead of the development of the nature reserve.

Viridor awarded Jones Bros a place on their framework, which covers the southern half of the UK, towards the end of 2017. It runs for two years, with an option for an extention of a further two years, meaning the contract could run until 2020.

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.