Zero accidents, zero incidents and completed ahead of schedule

L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage was appointed to supply operated plant to assist with the excavation of the main shaft (63m in depth x 37m diameter) as well as removal of spoil via barges up and down the Thames.

A 200 + workforce (including 100+ operators) was handpicked for this 24/7 operation and in total 70,000 man hours completed the project over a 12 week period with 235,000 tonnes of spoil being excavated and transported away from the shaft. Throughout this period of non-stop activity there were zero accidents and zero incidents with the job being completed ahead of schedule meaning a significant cost saving to client. The Lynch team were also presented with a performance award for working well on the jetty and supporting smooth operations as well as keeping the local residents happy.

Kirtling St & Heathwall Project Manager, Ponciano Perez Lupi, was full of praise for the fantastic co-opetration shown throughout the project and added “We have excavated to a 53 metres depth of our KTRST shaft, removing almost 45,000m3 of spoil. This has been a great achievement from L Lynch and FLO teams, demonstrating a strong teamwork to deliver safely these works”.

Marathon Men

Every year our principal directors Merrill and Rob Lynch along with their younger brother Darren (far right) take on a challenge to raise money for The Lighthouse Club. This charity provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families. Last year the three brothers conquered the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’, raising over £3,000 for this worthy cause in the process. This April they are looking to raise even more money for the Charity and the trio will take to the capital to run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon.

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