New Industrial Units, Central Park, Avonmouth, Bristol
May 2022 | New industrial units at Central Park in Avonmouth, Bristol.Read more
Located by the east gate entrance, this 6,600m2 project is for a new four bay gain store with a holding capacity of 40,386 tonnes. An £8 million scheme for Frontier Agriculture to house mainly grains and other horticultural dry bulk products. Scheduled completion by 1st quarter 2022.
400mm of Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) Type 1 subbase underneath the main
building footprint comprising of 2 x 200mm layers. 150mm depth in all the external applications underneath the service yard, car parking and weighbridge areas. All external areas are being surfaced with asphalt.
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.