New Car Auctions Facility, Thunderhead Ridge Road, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West YorkshireDownload Case Study
Construction of a new Car Auctions Facility, Auction Hall, Office Building, Car Storage Forecourt and Customer Parking.
14,000 tonnes SHW Clause 803 Type 1 Subbase and SHW Series 600 Class 1A.
G3 Vehicle Auctions & Harris CM.
Jakto Transport LTD and RAB Construction LTD.
The whole site footprint is capped off with a 200mm layer of Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) Class 1A. Overlayed with a 150mm layer of IBAA Type 1 subbase for the building footprint, car park and all externals.
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.