Challenges and Solutions
Working in the centre of London is a busy and challenging task, largely in part to the high footfall and number of vehicles traversing the area on a daily basis.
Due to the amount of traffic travelling through the city, there is a constant need for the roads to be resurfaced and with it comes all the waste and transport movements that accompany a project in the construction industry.
FM Conway has now utilised surface course mixes with a higher percentage of recycled material as an alternative to traditional methods, offering a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.
Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for City Management and Highways, Tim Mitchell said:
“It’s terrific that we are trialling this new recycled road surface in the city. With 360 million miles driven in the city each year there is a constant demand for resurfacing. Improving waste and recycling rates is increasingly important in Westminster and a top priority for the council so innovations like these must be welcomed.”
As part of FM Conway’s self-delivery model, we have a network of asphalt and aggregate recycling and manufacturing plants that serve London and the South of England.
This project has shown that we have the ability to produce asphalt with a high recycled content and a low carbon footprint, offering a more sustainable solution to our working practices.
Tim Metcalf added: “We’re proud to be working with Westminster City Council in this latest venture to show that high levels of recycled asphalt can and should be safely incorporated into all layers of our roads, helping us to recover precious raw materials like aggregates and bitumen.”