News

Here is the latest news on everything happening at Kilnbridge, including updates on the company, our projects, awards and more.

18 October 2018

Kilnbridge are delighted to announce that we have won the Temporary Works Initiative of the Year (Civil Engineering) award at this year's British Construction Industry Awards.

We were declared the winners for our work at Montgomery Bridge in Canary Wharf (pictured, top), an innovative and interesting project for which our different business units collaborated to construct a semi-submerged abutment, bascule chamber and marine deck.

The winner was chosen by a judging panel of leading clients, designers and contractors, who commented that the project was "an outstanding example of a company innovating, knowing its strengths and realising where it was lacking and pulling in technologies from other sectors."

They added that "their understanding of the client's requirements and scope and their empathy with the stakeholders stood out and they ultimately came up with a high-class solution that was better than the original concept design."

Kilnbridge collected the award at a ceremony at Grosvenor House in London attended by representatives of the company and project including Managing Director Dermot McDermott, Construction Director Tony Collier and Project Manager Bob Towell (pictured, bottom).

15 November 2018

We are excited to introduce our recent new starters at Kilnbridge! Daniel Anoff (left), Wayne Cannon (centre right) and Jamie Hession (right) have joined our Demolition team as a Contracts Manager and Site Managers respectively, whilst Richard Rachael (centre left) will be working with the HSEQ Department as a Health & Safety Advisor.

Wishing them all a warm welcome and an enjoyable time ahead at Kilnbridge!

3 October 2018

Our Engineering and Design Manager Shane Ahern was the keynote speaker at today's Digital Innovation Day hosted by Trimble.

Shane shared his insights into how Tekla has helped progress Kilnbridge digitally and we have used it across a large range of projects from railway stations and high rise concrete frames to nuclear works.

Thanks to the team at Trimble for having us and we look forward to further collaboration in the future.

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3 October 2018

Yesterday the entire Concrete Cutting team at Kilnbridge attended an in-house Safety Stand-Down Day at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Docklands.

The session offered a reminder and runthrough of our health and safety procedures as well as the importance of incident reporting and safety statistics and achievements for the past year.

Those present commented that they found the day useful and it reinforced Kilnbridge's attitude to ensure that exemplary health and safety standards are at the forefront of everything we do.

5 September 2018

Kilnbridge recently took part in community works organised by Balfour Beatty at Avonmouth Community Centre helping with maintenance work on the centre's garden and children's play area.

Our operatives helped to remove damaged tiles and build a new 'bug home' and outdoor sink for children as well as tidy up the area and clear up vegetation, leaves and fallen fruits.

Staff at the centre commented that they were delighted with the works and are looking forward to seeing residents and children use their new and improved facilities.

23 August 2018

This week Kilnbridge became the first company in the UK to acquire the new DST 20-CA diamond wall saws produced by Hilti for our plant.

The latest addition to our ever growing fleet of concrete cutting and drilling equipment will allow us to be more productive and work safer whilst increasing user efficiency and comfort for our operatives.

The DST 20-CA model is also the first of its kind to feature fully integrated intelligent electronics and offers a 30% increase in cutting performance over previous models.

6 August 2018

Last week we were pleased to complete works for the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society (BCCS) converting one of their offices into a new counselling suite.

Kilnbridge have a long-standing relationship with the BCCS, who do great work providing counselling and support for over 3,000 children and young adults.

We hope that their new facilities assist them further in their services helping the lives of young people.

22 June 2018

An unique bench honouring a dog named Geoffrey Barkington that Kilnbridge installed has been unveiled in Houndsditch.

Here Lies Geoffrey Barkington was designed by Patrick McEvoy and a winning entry in this year's London Festival of Architecture Benches Competition.

Kilnbridge were involved in constructing the shuttering for the bench and cast and also installed it in Jubilee Gardens.

Houndsditch was chosen for its location due to the area’s history as a popular location for the disposal of deceased dogs from the Roman Era until the 16th century.

Since being installed, the bench has been featured in the Evening Standard, Dezeen and the Architect’s Journal as well as on the Colossal and Wallpaper Magazine websites.

(Photos by Agnese Sanvito.)

8 June 2018

We are pleased to announce that our Core Drilling team at Crossrail Paddington have won Crossrail's Collaboration Award for May.

Kilnbridge have a completed a range of concrete cutting, demolition and enabling works at the site during the last few years, including reducing the station diaphragm walls and significant structural dismantling of major concrete elements.

Well done and congratulations to our Core Drilling team for their continued hard work and effort.

14 May 2018

We are thrilled to announce that the sites for the Crossrail Stepney Green and Fisher Street projects we are currently working on have won a Silver Award in this year's Considerate Constructors National Site Awards.

Considerate Constructors said that the sites "demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the image of construction, achieving exemplary standards."

The sites were rated on their ability to consider their appearance, respect the local community, protect the environment and ensure the workforce are safe and valued.

They form part of a wider Crossrail project that entails the construction of new access, egress and ventilation intervention shafts with associated head house buildings and tunnel adits throughout London.

Congratulations to all of our staff on the projects for presenting the company and construction industry in general in such a positive manner.