The Port of Dover’s leading project, the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR), is quite literally laying the foundations for future opportunities as reclaimed concrete from local building works form the foundation of the Western Docks.
Over the past 10 months 46,000 tonnes of reclaimed concrete (aggregate) from the Prince of Wales Pier enabling works and demolition material from the St James development has been stockpiled for the DWDR project, creating a sustainable legacy of material processing and recycling.
Jack Goodhew, General Manager – Special Projects of the Port of Dover, said: “We make every effort to send materials from old structures for recycling, rather than to landfill.
“The DWDR project is delivering sustainable development by reducing the volume of aggregate required and we have been obtaining suitable material from local demolition works in order to minimise our requirements from other sources.
“The height reduction and enabling works along the Prince of Wales Pier have resulted in 20,000 tonnes of recycled concrete crush added to the 26,000 tonnes already recycled from the demolition of the former 1970’s office block, hotel and multi-storey car park from Dover District Council’s development.
“This resulted in a reduction of 46,000 tonnes of embodied carbon associated with the extraction, manufacture and delivery of aggregate.
“The DWDR project will make best use of recycled materials wherever possible from local regeneration projects, and this also includes a further 7,000 tonnes from the multi-storey car park in the Eastern Docks which is due to be demolished next year.”
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