Construction company The Sheehan Group hits recycling landmark
Construction and recycling firm The Sheehan Group this week celebrated saving 500,000 tonnes of waste from UK landfill sites.
The landmark achievement comes thanks to its multi-million pound investment in an advanced recycling plant in 2012. The water treatment facility is used to wash construction and demolition waste - destined for landfill - turning it into re-usable aggregate.
Chris Sheehan, Managing Director of the Sheehan Group, said: "The introduction of the waste recycling plant was a significant investment, as part of our sustainability strategy, and we're delighted to have reached such a milestone.
"Sustainability and ethically sound operations are crucial in the construction industry and as a company we are committed to leading the field in producing recycled materials.
"We have found more and more local firms are coming to us as part of a 'Considerate Constructors Scheme' to purchase recycled aggregate."
The Sheehan Group, based in Oxfordshire, employs more than 70 staff and specialises in construction and civil engineering, focusing on major work country mansions and university buildings. It has worked on projects at locations including Tusmore House, Oxfordshire, Queens College, Oxford and the Said Business School.
Tara Sheehan, said: "We place a great emphasis on sustainability, client service and expertise. The construction industry is fast moving and always developing, as technology improves.
"We always strive to be at the forefront of advancements that enable us to be as efficient and sustainable as possible."
The Sheehan Group is an official partner of Oxford University and FORS and CHAS accredited.