Case Studies


Client
Job Description
Location Pictures Duration
Kier
Continuation of restoration of the former opencast surface mine, by removing previously bunded overburden and soils and placing in accordance with approved restoration plan. Naturalizing redundant water settlement lagoons and other environmental improvements to return the site to wildlife and agricultural use.
Greenburn New Page ongoing
 
Cemex
Quarry Operations – loading quarried material into crushing /screening equipment to produce Gabion stone and single sized products such as 10mm, 6mm, 4mm to surface dressing highways specification.
Middleton New Page ongoing
 
Synergy
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction. All done with GPS enabled equipment to mm accuracy.
Millerhill Phase 2 ongoing
 
Advance
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction.
Newlands New Page ongoing
 
Advance
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction.
Philipshill New Page Ongoing
 
Synergy
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction.
Callander New Page 1 month
 
Great British Prawns
Factory development – Installation of new and upgrading of existing drainage, supply of imported quarried stone for drainage and landscaping. Cut and fill landscaping works and Resoil designated areas.
Balfron 2 weeks
 
Tarmac
Quarry Operations – Recycling by munching concrete off ex demolition material, remove steel into recycled skips. Crush ex demolition concrete to produce 6F5 to highways specification for future reuseon of suitable clays around the 
structures as well as placing topsoil on the roof of the structures with low ground pressure machines.
Hillwood New Page 3 months
 
Tarmac
Quarry Operations – loading blasted rock from the quarry face into crushing equipment to produce Type 1 and crusher run to highways specification.
Reilly New Page 2 months
 
Synergy
Housing development – Site Clearance. Removal of trees, hedgerows and mulching felled wood and site vegetation, prior to earthworks commencing.
Millerhill 1 week
 
Cemex Quarry Operations - loading quarried material into crushing equipment to produce Highway specification Type 1 and Crusher run. Bonnington 3 months
 
Cemex
Quarry Operations – Stripping soils and place in screening bunds, remove superficial materials to tip and removing interburden shale to onsite backfill tip, exposing product rock for blasting.
Moota New Page 2 months
 
Cemex Quarry Development – Stripping soils and place in screening bunds to allow product sand and gravel to be quarried. Hyndford New Page 2 months
 
Tarmac
Quarry Operations – loading quarried material into crushing /screening equipment to produce single sized stone products 10mm and 20mm to highways specification.
Snabe 2 months
 
Bell Ingram
Forestry Development – Stripping soils, carrying out cut to fill to form track profile and supply, spread and compact imported quarry stone, all to allow HGV’s access to site to haul away logs that have been previously felled.
Calla Road New Page 2 weeks
 
Tarmac
Quarry Operations – loading blasted rock from the quarry face into crushing equipment to produce Type 1 and crusher run to highways specification.
Reilly Crush New Page 2 months
 
Cemex
Quarry Development – Stripping soils and place in screening bunds to allow product sand and gravel to be quarried.
Temple New Page 1 month
 
Ruchlaw Produce
Agricultural Development – Creation of formation area to allow road network, buildings, and slurry store to be constructed. Strip soils and landscape on site. Carry out cut and fill and landscape surplus material on site. Profile the area with GPS equipment prior to supplying and spreading stone to allow builders to start construction.
Rigside New Page 3 months
 
Tarmac
Quarry Development – Stripping soils, peat, and overburden to expose the product hard rock, cleaning rockhead in preparation for blasting. Soils and peat used to restore completed parts of the quarry. Desilting of fines from processing plant and incorporating into progressive restoration on site.
Cairneyhill New Page 3 months
 
McGregor
Agricultural development – Creation of an approved slurry lagoon. Strip soils from footprint of area, excavate into slope and use excavation to fill lower section of site, profile lagoon accurately to specifications, install pipework for future slurry pumping and land drainage altered due to footprint of new lagoon. Resoil disturbed ground
East Law Farm New Page 1 month
 
Harry Hamilton Agricultural developments - Demolition of existing farm buildings and earthworks in preparation for future farm development. Nun Raw Farm 2 months
 
Advance
Housing development – Moving previously surcharged material which had been used to compress the ground below for a specified period. Allowing preparation for building works to commence after a suitable monitoring period. Cut, fill and compaction in virgin ground in preparation of house building.
Newton Farm Phase 4 New Page 5 months
 
Tarmac
Quarry Development – Stripping soils and overburden to expose the product hard rock in preparation for blasting. Soils from advance strip used to restore completed part of the quarry and the overburden used to enhance the quarry restoration profile whilst dealing with complex geotechnical features.
Douglas Muir New Page 3 months
 
Advance
Housing development – Moving previously surcharged material which had been used to compress the ground below for a specified period. Once the 100,000 tonnes of material removed, this allowed the preparation for building works to commence after a suitable monitoring period.
Newton Farm Phase 3 New Page 2 months
 
Kier
Restore former opencast surface mine, by removing previously bunded overburden and soils and placing in accordance with approved restoration plan.
Greenburn New Page 7 months
 
Synergy
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bund around sensitive parts of the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future building and road construction.
Calderwood New Page 2 months
 
Tarmac
Quarry Development – Strip soils and overburden to expose the product Sand and Gravel. All materials hauled into designated stockpile which was landscaped for use as visual and noise reduction screening bund.
Newbigging 2 months
 
Advance
Housing development – Strip soils from site and stored on site in landscaped bunds. Carry out cut to fill and compaction. GPS on machines for accurate efficient profiling of formation level.
Goerbridge New Page 4 months
 
Cemex
Quarry Development / Operations - Strip soils and overburden to expose the product rock. All materials hauled into designated areas for quarry restoration. Product rock already on site pushed to new area for processing on site.
Newbridge 4 months
 
Advance
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction.
Haddington New Page 10 months
 
Synergy
Housing development – Rip up concrete floor from previous factory, recycle steel, hammer oversize concrete slabs prior to crushing. Crush demolition concrete and spread on site for access to piling rig. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, house building and road construction
Mavor Ave New Page 2 months
 
Advance
Housing development - Strip soils and create screening bunds around the site. Carry out Cut to Fill operations and compact to specification for future, SUDS ponds, house building and road construction. Excavate rock from onsite borrow pit and process via crushing and screening equipment to produce 6F2 and 10-20mm drainage products all for use on site to minimise imported quarried materials.
Monifieth 4 months
 
Advance
Housing development – Rip up concrete slabs from former whisky factory, separate steel rebar from concrete, recycle steel and process concrete for re use on site. Earthworks involved cut / fill and compaction allowing future construction works to take place.
Halo Project Kilmarnock 5 months
 
Menzies Contracts
Industrial development – In preparation of industrial units being constructed, strip soils and place in onsite designated tips. Carry out cut, fill and compaction to formation levels set on site with surplus materials being landscaped on site. Spread and compaction of imported quarry stone.
Moorfield Kilmarnock 4 Months
 
Transport Scotland
Road Upgrade and construction – All works carried out in line with strict environmental control measures associated with operating within a national park. MWP involved in relocating wildlife habitat, such as ants’ nests. MWP carried out all site clearance, demolition of existing structures on old A9, Earthworks including borrow pits to support site and hauling in materials from local quarries, all Drainage, Communication Ducting, Landscaping including placement of stone on verges and central reservations throughout the entire 8km dual carriageway, 10km of side roads and 8km of cycle / footpaths all to highway specification. MWP carried out all works on site up to underside of blacktop except for concrete structures.
A9 Aviemore New Page 2 years
 
Raynesway Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, National Indoor Sports Arena. Glasgow New Page 2 Months
 
Cemex Cowieslinn Quarry, Overburden Stripping &Tip Construction. Near Peebles 6 Weeks
 
Cemex Bonnington Mains Quarry, Overburden Stripping &Tip Construction. Newbridge 6 Weeks
 
Hunts Contractors Glenturner Distillery, Soil stripping and reduction to formation level & Tip construction. Livingston 4 Weeks
 
Black & Veatch
Excavation and formation works to enable water treatment buildings to be constructed below original ground level. 
Muck hauled to on site tips as well as hauling to our off site SEPA licensed tip. Supply and laying of Geotextiles and
 gravel to provide horizontal and vertical drainage around the structures. Compaction of suitable clays around the 
structures as well as placing topsoil on the roof of the structures with low ground pressure machines.
Glencorse, Penicuik 2.5 Years
 
Sir Alfred McAlpine Topsoil stripping, excavation of trench for laying of Gas Pipeline, backfilling and reinstatement of soils. All over UK 2 Years
 
Norwest – Socea Topsoil stripping, excavation of trench for laying of Gas Pipeline, backfilling and reinstatement of soils. All over UK 6 Years
 
Stewart Milne Homes Enabling works contract - preparation of ground (mostly peat) for house building and road network East Kilbride 6 Months
 
Onyx, Amec, Crouch and Miller Mining companies Stripping of soils in advance of coaling operations, land reclamation of former opencast, restoring former works
 with soils from advance cuts or from previously erected storage dumps.
Sites across Scotland 7 years / seasonal works
 
Edmund Nuttall Ltd
  1. Formation of secure containment facility
  2. Removal of contaminated land
  3. Encapsulation of 4m tonnes of contaminated material
  4. Slagbed restoration, concrete remediation
  5. Overall landscaping of the site, for future use.
Ravenscraig, Motherwell 3 Years
 
Scottish Resources Group Soil Stripping of new operational areas and land reclamation on former opencast coal sites Sites across Scotland Ongoing / seasonal works
 
Mowlem Scotland Ltd
Earthworks for construction of Livingston Football Stadium, car park and road network
Livingston 8 Months
 
Mowlem Scotland Ltd Enabling works contract - Earthworks to provide formation level to allow construction of the Kingsgate Retail Park East Kilbride 6 Months
 
Mowlem Scotland Ltd Earthworks to provide formation level to allow construction of the M8 J4 distribution park. Construction of SUDS
 ponds and environmental control measures
M8 Junction 4 6 Months
 
Morrison Construction Earthworks (large quantity of hard rock) to provide road formation level to allow construction of the A921 Hillend
 bypass
A921 Hillend 10 Months
 
RJ McLeod Ltd Greenloaning improvements - 6.6km dual carriageway, finished ahead of schedule A9 Blackford 18 Months
 
RJ McLeod Ltd Shinty Pitch – blasting and excavation of rock to pitch formation level. Oban 8 Months
 
Harbour & General River Kelvin flood prevention – formation of clay embankments width="35px"and ancillary works, including muck on and off site. River Kelvin 3 Months
 
Harte Construction Enabling package at various projects, including constructing road formation, attenuation ponds, breaking and crushing of concrete, regrading site Sites across Scotland 12 Months
 
Aggregate Industries Duntilland Quarry, strip soils and overburden to expose product rock Duntilland Over 6 Years
 
Mansell Limited Cut and fill and form football and Hockey pitches. Dunoon Grammar 4 Months