New Industrial Units, Central Park, Avonmouth, Bristol
May 2022 | New industrial units at Central Park in Avonmouth, Bristol.Read more
Widening of 4 Roundabouts on the A6195 and increasing the approach carriageways from 1 lane to 2 lanes in order to improve traffic flow.
Road construction included the use of Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) 6N granular material, placed at up to 800mm.
IBAA is an extremely cost-effective material when compared to Primary Aggregates and BP UK is working towards a verified Carbon Footprint. There are also advantages logistically when using IBAA due to the low density of the material allowing for fewer vehicle movements as this gives volumetric advantages over primary materials.
The extraction of primary aggregates for construction and transport to construction sites places enormous pressure on the environment. Mineral mining accounts for 2.8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. The use of manufactured aggregates from IBA prevents landfilling, mining of virgin raw materials and contributes to the circular economy.