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McAuliffe remediates former World War II ordnance factory

Works on the 18ha Cheshire site include removing 40,000t of concrete slabs, solidification and stabilisation of the contaminated soil, re-engineering of the ground, and site turnover.

Earthworks are already underway using a range of equipment such as intelligent dozers that provide real-time feedback to McAuliffe’s engineering team, crushers, and screeners.

Some of the concrete will be processed and reused in road construction and a section of the site will house a new nature reserve.

"We were first consulted about this site over five years ago, when we provided early advice on remediation strategy and treatment options," says John McAuliffe, managing director of environmental contractor McAuliffe Group.

"It’s brilliant to now play a key part in its development, and we look forward to seeing a landmark site regain its place in the local community."

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