Mone Brothers on track at major redevelopment project
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 09:30
Aggregates supplier playing key part in the recycling of materials and urban regeneration of Leeds
LEEDS-based Mone Brothers are playing a key role in the efficient recycling of the city as well as the construction of one of the newest stations on the UK rail network.
The company, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, has supplied Perth-based contractors I&H Brown with more than 15,000 tonnes of recycled aggregates for the Kirkstall Forge project – and much of the materials have been reclaimed from the demolished Yorkshire Post building on Wellington Street.
Kirkstall Forge, a former ammunition factory, will become the site of a major community housing and leisure development, incorporating a new railway station on the Skipton to Leeds line. Due to open in November this year, the station is one of two, along with Apperley Bridge, to be under construction on the busy commuter line.
‘We're pleased to be playing our part in the regeneration of the city of Leeds and using resources efficiently – for example recycling construction waste – plays a big part in creating a sustainable future,’ commented Phil Mone, director of Mone Brothers.
In the past five decades Mone Brothers, with more than 70 employees, have diversified into quarrying, recycling and plant hire. Supplying a wide range of construction materials, the business has worked on many significant UK construction and civil engineering projects.