Malcolm Construction Services, part of the Malcolm Group, was awarded £356,677 in funding to complete the £1.4 million project at a disused shipyard in Glasgow. The new facility, officially opened yesterday, will process construction, demolition and excavation waste collected using skips, bulk tipper haulage and even barges via the quayside facilities available on site.
Mike Falconer Hall, WRAP’s Aggregates Capital Project Manager, said: “We are delighted to have supported Malcolm Construction Services with this opportunity, which will help develop Scotland’s recycling infrastructure, contributing to the production of a significant tonnage of quality recycled aggregates and therefore reducing reliance on extraction of primary aggregates as well as diverting materials from landfill”.
The new facility, following the refurbishment of some of the existing buildings and improvements to the surrounding infrastructure, incorporates a materials separation line, recycled aggregate processing plant and associated mobile equipment. The aggregate recycling plant will ultimately produce around 350,000 tonnes per annum of 600 and 800 series aggregates, pipe bedding, sand bedding, and recycled concrete aggregates.
Walter Malcolm, Managing Director of W H Malcolm Limited, said: “We at Malcolm’s have been at the forefront of developments in the recycling and re-use of construction and demolition waste for many years. We realised a long time ago that not only was recycling good for the environment, it was also good for our business. We are very grateful to WRAP for their support in our efforts to further develop and improve our recycling operations”.