988 Falls Road

Stripping the quarry

MereMere, 988 Falls Road

2018 - 2020

The objective of this project was to strip the overburden (the natural rock and soil that sits above and around the ore body) to recover the valuable blue rock from underneath. There were environmental challenges with this project which we had to respect as just downstream from the quarry was an award-winning wetland project (the 2019 Caernarfon Award won by Kerry Reilly). Work was carried out across over two earthwork seasons (2018-2019 & 2019 – 2020) to satisfy Winstone Aggregates stringent environmental controls.