VHE Construction’s site team enjoying hosting Kate Forbes MSP and the wider project stakeholders at the Ravenscraig development site last week where we have been undertaking civil engineering and earthworks.
Since VHE Construction were first appointed in 1996 on the Project Atlantis Framework for British Gas we have been involved in the reclamation of over 500 sites across the length and breadth of the England, Scotland and Wales.
The framework is now known as the Provision of Land Regeneration Contracting Services for National Grid Property Holdings Ltd and VHE are proud to remain engaged with the client on projects across UK.
VHE are proud see the completed park at the former steelworks Ravenscraig with the first visitors enjoying the outdoor space.
During the work VHE assisted North Lanarkshire Council in addressing the legacy of the site with earthworks that included void filling to topside of the drainage layer to prevent settlement.
An article was recently published by North Lanarkshire on the scheme: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/news/new-park-brings-summer-fun-families
VHE Construction is seeking to appoint a Geo-Environmental Engineer to join our busy Geotechnical and Environmental team based in Barnsley operating across the UK. The purpose of the role is to assist in the delivery of projects, principally in the field of soil and groundwater investigation, contaminated land assessment, geotechnical testing and site remediation. The key responsibilities for this role are to; direct junior engineers in collation and reporting of site data including environmental (noise, odour, vibration etc.), obtaining geotechnical and chemical samples in addition to insitu testing, factual reporting and validation reports, providing technical support to our estimating team, design of remediation projects in addition to regulatory, client and third party liaison.
We are looking for an experienced candidate, minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role who is confident, proactive and able to manage and work across a number of sites. A full clean UK Driving Licence is essential.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and covering letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Following on from the remedial works completed earlier this year on a Northern Gas Networks site in West Yorkshire, VHE have installed Bird and Bat boxes contributing to NGN’s Homes for Nature scheme.
NGN achieved their target of making changes to encourage biodiversity at 50 of their infrastructure sites between 2018 and 2021, and have now set a target of 250 sites by 2026.
VHE are excited to announce our involvement in the extensive expansion of Yorkshire Wildlife Park!
The extension involved earthworks to create new areas and the construction of infrastructure. Works undertaken included forming new animal areas, paths, ponds and car parks.
The site area encompassed a set of existing agricultural fields, which required the topsoil stripping and storing for reuse, before the extensive landscaping and shaping for both lake features and natural looking animal landscapes.
The lakes were excavated and geosynthetic clay liner laid to effectively seal the base. Materials were placed on top of the liner to create a base of lake level. Gabion walls were constructed to suit choice designed locations, along with drainage and associated headwalls.
Animal landscapes were shaped to create as natural look as possible. External tracks were formed, both for access and the installation of ducting / boxes for power and telemetry.
Large car park areas were excavated to level, they had extensive drainage and ditches constructed throughout the areas to enable successful draining of the areas, prior to surfacing. Road networks were constructed and tarmacked to finish level for accesses to carparks from the entrance.
A further earthworks element carried out was to create the landform for the proposed visitor centre and hotel.
This was the second project VHE undertook for the client following the successful ground remediation of a polar bear reserve, home to the only polar bears in England, in 2016.
We are proud to announce that VHE Construction plc have been awarded the Order of Distinction from RoSPA for 19 consecutive Gold awards.
We must thank our teams both site and office based for all of their hard work especially Stuart Losing and Chris Woodward.
VHE have commenced the next phase of site preparation works at Harworth Colliery for Harworth Group.
This is the fifth package of works VHE have undertaken on this former colliery site in Nottinghamshire.
VHE have previously undertaken remediation of the former Coking Works and Colliery on the site along with the installation of road and drainage infrastructure including the lined attenuation ponds.
VHE have commenced enabling works package for new client GMI at Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire.
VHE have strong historical links with the area having had our main base in Yorkshire for a number of years.
VHE also constructed the Coalfields Link Road, which opened the area up for development aswell as Shafton Bypass and Cudworth Bypass all part of the regeneration of the area.