Caunton Engineering are pleased of supplied structural steelwork for main contractor McLaren Construction at a major colliery reclamation site in Yorkshire. The steelwork is part of Phase 1 of the development of 1.1 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art warehousing, Konect 62, by development firms Henderson Park and Cole Waterson. The site is near Knottingley, where Kellingley Colliery once stood. The colliery was the UK’s last deep mine, shutting its doors in 2015 after 50 years of operation. It was at one time the largest deep mine in Europe. Caunton supplied 1300te of structural steelwork within the development, for two triple span portal framed buildings, together with framing for an internal office & a twin span external office.
The image of 'Big K” shown in the illustration ': An artist's impression of what the former Kellingley colliery site will look like when work is completed.
A happy coincidence is that Caunton’s head office and workshops are sited on a reclaimed colliery site – the Moorgreen Colliery - where once was mined over a million tons of coal per annum.