- Contract Start 14 Oct 2014
- Location Wilton International Redcar
- Client Homes & Communities Agency
- Duration 6 Months
- Category Current Projects
Invista Textiles and Air Products covered a 128 acre plot on the Wilton International site. Wilton International is a multi-occupancy chemical manufacturing site the north side of the A174 road. Until the 1990’s the site was formerly wholly owned and operated by ICI since its opening in the 1950’s. The site demolition was completed in 2012 down to slab level.
Gilmerton Land services (GLS) recognised that the redundant underground cooling pipes, process water pipes and electric cables (HV/LV) were still in place. This extensive network of redundant pipework are a potential pathway for contamination, highlighting how important it is to remove this risk. GLS identified the potential credit to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) for the recovery of the underground services. Following this, GLS were able to offer a credit payment of over £114k to the HCA.
Gilmerton Land Services (GLS) Solution
GLS completed historical research to identify the live and redundant underground service routes in the form of High and Low voltage cables, Potable and Process water pipes, cooling water pipes. The pipes recovered ranged from 6” diameter to 61” diameter. Using historic drawings and results from the intrusive survey locations of redundant pipes were established.
Scope of Works
- Site Survey
- Stakeholder communication
- Excavation and removal of cable
- Recycling of cable
- Excavation and removal of Steel and Cast Iron pipes
- Recycling of Steel and Cast iron pipes
- Leave a safe and level site
- Desktop Survey
- Intrusive Site Survey
- Radio Detection -cable location
- Underground service removal – Cable recovery and pipe recovery
Recycled From Site
- Scrap cable for recycling 150 tonnes
- Scrap steel for recycling 1700 tonnes
- Scrap Cast Iron for recycling 2000 tonnes
Using over 40 Years’ experience GLS are able to use their knowledge to release the value from the site while giving a clear development platform for future works whilst also removing the potential pathway of contamination.