Esher 12 October 2017: Keltbray Group; a leading UK based specialist business offering engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete structure solutions, is one of the first companies to successfully pass a number of certified external audits for compliance with the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Low Emission Zone requirements in London.

These requirements came into force in 2015 and aim to improve air quality by reducing key pollutants, such as Nitrogen Oxides and Particulate Matter from burning fuel such as diesel, petrol and natural gas.

Keltbray’s Environmental Team has been working with Keltbray’s in-house Plant Department to ensure the company machines meet these Low Emission Zone requirements. “We are committed to environmental improvements across our business, and although this is a tiered directive, we and a number of our clients are now working towards ensuring that our plant meet some of the stages ahead of the 2020 deadline to demonstrate good practice.

“We have retrofitted over 20 machines with custom made dcl units. Although this is a considerably bigger investment compared to using generic bolt-on units, we have found that the fixed design relative to kW output is not suitable for our demanding demolition environment. Our investment in retrofit technology means that we get full life value from our fleet, whilst maintaining environmental and NRMM compliance with best available technology,” explained Keltbray’s Energy Manager and Environmental Advisor, Jenny Cottrell.

“Auditors have recently visited a number of Keltbray sites and we are pleased that the results confirm NRMM compliance. During the audit, an example of best practice, where non-compliant machines were taken out of service and notices displayed for them not to be used while awaiting removal from site, was also noted,” Jenny continued.

In a recent report, Lead Auditor from Merton Council, Andrew Gordon, said: “We know what to expect on Keltbray sites, you guys always keep an eye on the ball. The systems in place are demonstrably effective in procuring compliant plant and identifying non-compliant items and implementing rectifying measures when required. Our thanks to everyone involved at Keltbray and for their efforts and actions in regards to Air Quality.”


Please see image of our demolition at Broadway here: Demolition at Broadway
For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]

Keltbray Group
Keltbray Group is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete frame solutions. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,500 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.