Bringing in the harvest

15th Feb 2022

Civil engineering contractor I&H Brown has appointed Kilkern Labour to a prestigious contract to support the build of a new 6,600m2 grain storage warehouse at the Port of Hull.

Kilkern Labour supplied a foreman, shuttering joiners, ground workers and machinery operators to work with the civil engineering division of the Perth headquartered contractor. They formed a key element of the team that built the 40,386 tonne capacity warehouse for Associated British Ports (ABP). When completed, it will be used to store produce for Frontier Agriculture, the UK’s leading crop and grain marketing business.

The warehouse is divided into four bays, each enclosed by seven metre-high push walls and accessed through individual seven metre high and seven metre wide roller shutter doors. External works included the infrastructure required for a 6,000m2 hard surface yard including drainage and attenuation tanks, lighting, CCTV and a dual weighbridge with welfare facilities.
Steve Asten, I&H Brown’s construction director described the Kilkern Labour team as a key and integral part of the I&H Brown Project Team that has delivered this project for one of their key clients.

“The labour requirements were constantly changing on this project as it moved through the different phases of the programme,” he said. “Kilkern’s team had the labour pool that ensured I&H Brown was always provided with the relevantly-qualified and experienced individuals at the required time.”
Dave Thompson, Kilkern labour operations manager said that the business had been proud to be involved in the project and felt every member of the Kilkern team had fulfilled an important role.
“This is a significant build, on a really tight timescale, and it requires meaningful input from everybody involved,” he said. “We make sure that every member of our team is experienced, appropriately accredited and at the top of their game so that they deliver from day one.
“That approach has been recognised and welcomed by I&H Brown and we look forward to working together on future projects.”

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