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Glass Recycling as Roundstone Green Houses
Demolished for New Garden Centre
Contractors have demolished almost all of the 5 acres of commercial greenhouses next to the Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre near Worthing. The clearance of the site is in preparation to construct the new £12 million garden centre planned to open in March 2012.
It is estimated that up to 95% of the materials cleared from the site under the supervision of Barnwood Construction the main contractor will be recycled. The tons of glass panes removed from the site can be reused to manufacture a wide range of products including aggregates, concrete, ceramics and even Astroturf and will not reach landfill sites. The bricks and metal frames will also be sorted by specialist subcontractors.
Julian Winfield, Chief Executive of Haskins Garden Centres Ltd said: “We are delighted with the progress being made with the site clearance as the first stage of the development. Thanks to the size of the site, the existing Roundstone garden centre is to remain open trading into 2012 and customers will benefit as new car parks are constructed as the new centre takes shape.”
Peter Lloyd-Jones, Project Manager from Barnwood Construction, said that they would ensure that there was the minimum of disruption to the centre during the build: “We can apply our high scoring Considerate Constructors Scheme programme to the way we approach the project. There should be no reason why our presence should interfere with the day to day running of the centre and the experience enjoyed by customers.”