Envirokerb's product life cycle begins again
having emerged intact from initial construction (2007), store
operation (2007-2014), demolition and re-installation.
Main Contractor: Precision Construction Limited,
Dundalk Shopping Centre has now been completely re-developed
with the new Tesco Extra Superstore ready to open its doors to the
public. Construction involved demolishing the existing smaller
store and re-working the access and car parks on what is now a much
In re-using materials already on site, Tesco and their partners
have demonstrated a true commitment to sustainability in
The Envirokerb combined surface drainage system
was installed when the original store was built in 2007 and still
remains intact on stretches beyond the new boundaries or within
areas which have remained unchanged. A condition of the drainage
design for the new store was that any materials/systems used
delivered at least a like for like performance to what already
existed and using Envirokerb again was the preferred choice
for the contractor.
Most of the existing kerb-lines were ripped out and re-aligned.
Of all the Envirokerb units removed (using on-site
mechanical plant) all were re-used in the new and extended accesses
along with additional new units supplied Feb 2014.
Our products are fairly new
(2003), so to date we have had no examples of where they have
reached that all important 'end of life cycle'. This project, our
first example, we see as a 'best' example of recycling. Also, the
strength and durability of the material/design in allowing removal
and then reinstallation back into infrastructure intact is in
Ken McKenna - Senior QS -
Precision Construction Ltd
'As a company with a clear
and simple environmental policy our intention is always to reuse
and recycle wherever possible. The existing units were intact,
undamaged and therefore we re-used all within the new design. This
would have been very difficult if not impossible to do with
and Envirochannel are the ideal sustainable
surface water drainage solution for retail/industrial projects.