Issue No.9: Update on construction mobilisation of EnviRecover
The chief ‘visible’ activities have been continuation of the piling for the retention of the main excavation and for the foundations of the main plant building and equipment. With respect to the former, this is nearly complete, together with formation of the capping beam and ground anchors to support the retaining walls. Piling in the base of the excavation will be substantially completed within two weeks, subject to the internal arrangement of haul roads in the main excavation and access to the pile locations.
Removal of the remainder of spoil from the excavation is expected to take place steadily over the next two months.
The site accommodation compound has been relocated within the construction site; the former compound area is being retained for car parking and storage of material and equipment.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) have continued to monitor progress and the impact of activities on site, and with no adverse comments received, the contractor has applied to further extend the working hours from 06.00 to 02.00 hrs (20 hours in total) for 7 days per week.
WRS has indicated that they are prepared allow the extended hours for an initial period of two weeks and then, subject to a review of the actual environmental impacts, extended for up to four months.
As at present, the construction activities during the extended hours will be limited to production disruptive ‘time critical’ construction and maintenance activities including excavation, formwork, drainage works and site maintenance involving a range of mobile and static plant. There will be no HGV activity to/from the site during ‘night-time’ hours.
If you have any queries, please address them to Envirecover@severnwaste.co.uk