Renaissance Milestone with removal of Tower Crane

Osborne has completed a major milestone at the Renaissance Development for Brighton & Hove Jewish Community with the dismantling and removal of the tower crane.

The Renaissance project is a complex scheme, with a new synagogue, nursery, classroom, café, modern apartments, and luxury town houses. Located in a populated area in the heart of Hove and is flanked by a care home, primary school, and residential properties. This made air quality for neighbours and the local community an important consideration.

The team took the opportunity to trial and adopt Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) for power generation and in doing so reduced carbon emissions by up to 90%.

Using diesel fuel creates carbon emissions which lead to climate change and Particulate Matter (PM) and NOx which cause air pollution and the associated health issues. Due to limitations in electrical supply on the site, the tower crane was powered by 300kVA diesel generator and diesel industrial heaters were necessary to dry the plaster to meet the tight programme, exasperating both carbon and air quality issues.

The HVO product is a drop-in Direct replacement for diesel, with a longer shelf life, it is produced by recycling waste vegetable oil. Fuelling the industrial heaters by HVO would reduce carbon emissions by approx. 90% and improve air quality by decreasing up to 30% NOx and 80% PMs.

The emphasis the project team have placed on the health and wellbeing of the local community has been independently recognised with the team achieving a 98% score in their Considerate Constructor Scheme Assessment.

Senior Project Manager Jim McCormick commented “I am very proud of all the team, who have been recognised for the consideration and care they take in ensuring the wellbeing and safety of the local community and workforce. I am immensely proud of the quality of the work completed and delighted to see that our customer has had an extremely high degree of interest in the new apartments and town houses.”