Our team has recently completed a nine week enabling works contract to deliver a development platform to facilitate new-build housing for major housebuilder Miller Homes to construct around 88 new homes at Queen Mary Avenue in Clydebank.

The project included a cut/fill operation of 10,000m³ as well as the over excavation and replacement of 8,000m³ to provide a competent strata to construct the housing platforms.  Site won material was screened and the fines modified to re-engineer material previously designated for landfill to remain on site.

Our approach provided a number of benefits to the local community, as well as being good for the environment which saw 17,800 tonnes of non-hazardous soils being diverted from landfill; a reduction of 900 lorry movements and standard strip foundations placed on modified soils without the need for trenchfill.

GDL on-site at Miller Homes development at Queen Mary Avenue in Clydebank.

GDL on-site at Miller Homes development at Queen Mary Avenue in Clydebank.

Kevin Mackenzie, Managing Director explains: “We have been involved with this project from an early stage, and we have worked closely with our client at Miller Homes in order to be able to deliver an efficient and effective design solution for their development of new homes in Clydebank.

“It is part of our approach to engage with our clients and their designers as early as possible in their development process in order to create engineered solutions that offer real cost savings for their projects.

“Going through this process ensures that pre-construction development works can get off to an efficient site start, and our clients can see real benefits such as reduced truck movements and the efficient use of site-won materials on their projects, which is naturally good for the environment.”

We have pioneered the use of soil modification techniques for use under new-build housing in Scotland over the last ten years.  As the market leaders in this sector, our success in securing technical approval for this approach positions us as the contractor of choice for many of Scotland’s major developers.

By maximising the re-use of site-won materials, we can eliminate the requirement for the off-site disposal of surplus excavated materials and imported aggregates. This engineered solution often produces significant cost savings to developers; it also provides significant environmental benefits, which improves the overall sustainability of the development.


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