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On 28 September, The City of London’s Heron Tower played host to a unique relay race for charity. The race saw more than 200 people sprint up the tallest building in the Square Mile.

Keltbray, which is a UK leader in specialist demolition, civil engineering and design, decommissioning, rail, remediation and environmental services, provided two teams of four for the Skyline Challenge. They climbed the 39 floors of the iconic building to support the Construction Youth Trust, which helps young people, in particular many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to gain employment opportunities in the construction industry.

The 755ft tall Heron Tower is the third tallest in Greater London, and each team had to climb over 3,600 steps between them: “This was a fantastic day for both Keltbray teams, which excelled and came forth overall, and while Ben took just six minutes and 38 seconds to run up 39 flights of stairs, Kate was fastest woman of all that took part! Best of all, we raised more than £1,000 for the Construction Youth Trust,” said Site Manager for Keltbray Remediation, Richard Stock.

Keltbray team consisted of (from left to right) Kate Bradford, Luke Spikins, Ben Stock and Bill Miller, while on the Keltbray Environmental Solutions’ team (not pictured) there were Jade Alden, Bradley Macklin, John Lee Mack and Jamie Mack.

You can still donate via https://www.justgiving.com/constructionindustrytrust

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For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to marit.meyerbell@keltbray.com

Keltbray Group

Keltbray is the UK’s leading specialist engineering, construction, decommissioning and environmental services business providing fully integrated services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. We are committed to engineering innovation and industry leadership in health, safety, quality and the environment. Our in-house training focuses the business on excellence and on delivering value to our clients thereby fostering long lasting relationships and partnerships. High profile projects include Europe’s tallest building – The Shard, London’s Thames Link and deplanting at Bradwell Power station. For more information, see www.keltbray.com