14 October 2016: Keltbray has won the 2016 Contract of the Year Award (over $1 million) for demolition at Earls Court.
This autumn Keltbray completed demolition of the Earls Court exhibition halls 1 and 2 and won the award on the back of the complexity of the contract: The judges said: “Complex large contracts require planning at all levels and all types when major structures need to be demolished. Keltbray showed they could do the job safely, on time and to budget, and with little or no disruption to surrounding infrastructure.”
In 2014 Keltbray was engaged by Capco to demolish Earls Court in what is one of the capital’s biggest ever regeneration, low carbon projects. The contract is paving the way for 7,500 new households (15% of London’s annual requirement), including 20% affordable). It is also facilitating 10,000 new and permanent jobs and bringing in £452 million worth of local community benefits, such as transportation improvements, a five acre park and skills training for local people.
The award was presented at the World Demolition Awards, which were presented on 14 October as part of the World Demolition Summit in Miami.
Managing Director of Keltbray, John Price, was delighted with the win: “At Keltbray our goal is to be the best in our sector and at everything we do, I think this award wins illustrates well the professional and expert manner with which we plan and carry our work to ensure a safe delivery on time and on budget,” he said.
For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email [email protected]
Keltbray Group is the UK’s leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,000 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court and Battersea Power Station.