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Championing GREEN construction at Middlebeck


ECL Civil Engineering and Urban&Civic have agreed to implement an innovative carbon-cutting initiative at the Staple Lane, Middlebeck site. 

Both companies have agreed that the road works and initial road construction at Staple Lane will be run on 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) instead of diesel. 

“The green construction at Middlebeck initiative is set to reduce carbon emissions by circa 288t CO2e”

Middlebeck is the name of the 694-acre urban extension to the south of Newark. Urban&Civic is managing the development plan set to transform the area into a new community characterised by open spaces, convenient connections and local amenities, as well as 49 hectares of commercial land, separate from the residential development.


The Southern Link Road is a multiphase strategic road project connecting the A46 to the A1. With the first phase delivered in 2017, work to complete the road link is now contracted and is expected to be finished in 2025.

ECL has been contracted to deliver the initial road works and road construction for Staple Lane. Works commenced in September this year and are due to be completed in Spring 2024. With over 45,000 m3 of soil movement planned, this singular change is forecast to annihilate circa 288t CO2e, reducing this stage of the project’s fuel carbon emissions by approximately 90% and will contribute to reducing ECL’s Scope 1 emissions for 2024.

Steve Tysoe, Managing Director for ECL Civil Engineering, added, “We are delighted, through our partnership with Urban&Civic, to be able to substantially reduce our C02 emissions for this project without compromising our performance on site. 

This project shows our dedication to delivering greener construction methods in line with our ‘Net Zero’ ambition and sets a new benchmark for the company as we move into 2024. 

Our aim is to continually advocate sustainable fuel and construction methods and achieve Net Zero by 2035.”

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