Glencar, a leading UK construction company that was recently ranked amongst Europe’s fastest growing businesses, has announced that it has completed the development of a new £10M truck park and Roll on Roll off (RoRo) ferry vessel port facility for leading UK Port Operator and repeat customer Peel Ports at the QEII Dock in Liverpool.
The works which started onsite in June 2023 created the UK’s first Green Automotive Manufacturing Hub. This included recommissioning the existing berth, creating a new lorry park, gatehouse and welfare facilities, installation of a new ISPS fence line with gates, removal of an oil collection weir, new RoRo ramp, new bollards, fenders, ladders and lifesaving equipment, service modifications, demolition of an obsolete building on the quayside and dredging operations. The works also included new services and diversions.
Commenting on the completion of the project Glencar Operations Director Tom Kearsley said: “We are absolutely thrilled to once again have worked with our partners at Peel Ports to construct this important new QEII Dock, RoRo and Truck Park facility. The award of this contract was following the appointment on Alex dock multi-user development which we are currently constructing.
Achieving the handover date and the arrival of the first ship into the birth on 16th October is a testament to the outstanding project team that assembled on this scheme, they have delivered an outstanding result. This is the second portside related project in quick succession we have been instructed to in recent times and is a great example of what the business can showcase as we continue to cement our knowledge and specialist skillset in this area in the complicated nature of this type of dock construction.
As a direct consequence of the construction of this new facility Peel Ports and its customers will be removing 14,700 HGV journeys off the road, as a result saving 28 million kilometres (Circa 17.5 million miles) and reducing 37% in energy consumption.“