Waste-not Wantage | Construction Buzz #206
Machine technology and a zero-waste policy are boosting efficiency on a major housing development in Oxfordshire. David Taylor reports.
The post-recessionary boom in house-building has proved a godsend to the nation’s earthmoving contractors. And despite signs of a slowdown, mostly centred on the London market, it continues to provide a healthy workload for muckshifting specialists.
Most of the ‘muck’ being shifted on developer St Modwen’s Kingsgrove development at Crab Hill, near Wantage in Oxfordshire, isn’t muck at all, but high-quality agricultural topsoil.
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