Esh Civils completes work at Port of Sunderland


The firm’s civil engineering division has completed an enabling works package on the Trinity Rail, Road & Sea Enterprise Zone site in Hendon Sidings. 

Esh Construction at Port site.
Credit: Esh Group.

This is the third scheme Esh has done as part of the Port’s Enterprise Zone Accommodation Works. 

The firm used several carbon reduction measures, including: 

  • Setting up an on-site processing system which, 
  • Excavated, segregated, crushed, screened and re-used 34,000 cbm of on-site material. 
  • Diverted 57 tonnes of hard-to-recycle waste from landfill. 
  • Recycled that waste into Biomass fuel. 

Port of Sunderland Enterprise Zone accommodation works received £8.2 million of investment from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 

The funding was put toward the following: 

  • Completing pre-development. 
  • Better road connectivity. 
  • The re-introduction of multi-modal rail operations. 

Full Scope

Esh delivered more than 100 apprentice training weeks on-site. 

The firm also provided two work experience placements

  • One for a Forces leaver. 
  • The other is for an undergraduate who has since secured a paid internship with Esh.

Previous schemes for the works include: 

  • The development of nine acres of developable land at the East Shore site. 
  • 3km port perimeter road and rail infrastructure improvements to improve connectivity.

“We are all excited to see what the future holds for the Port of Sunderland, and as a local contractor, we are proud to play our part in supporting its development and look forward to future works with our extremely respected client,” said Alan Croft, construction manager at Esh Construction. 

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