December 2016 Site Development Update

December 2016

Work has commenced in earnest and December has been a busy month at Buckminster.

We have made the most of a relatively dry month and completed the majority of the works to the flying site, this can now be left until the spring when we re-cultivate the prepared runways and set grass seed.

  • Earthmoving machinery on site to clear remains of hedge chippings and roots.
  • Removal of highpoint on main runway.
  • Removal of earth mound, redistribute spoil to help level runways.
  • Runways measured and marked out.
  • Runways deep ploughed to overwinter.
  • Sheep arrive on site for grazing (250 free grass-cutting fertilizer machines).
  • Specialist contractor moves in to remove asbestos roof and cladding from buildings.
  • Principal contractor moves initial equipment onto site for start of main works in the New Year.