Leading Luton construction firm wins UK environmental award

Ryebridge Construction has won a leading environmental award for its work at London Luton Airport (LLA).

The team, which collected the Green Apple award at The Houses of Parliament on November 6th 2017, was commissioned by the airport earlier this year to build its new taxiway extension, a project which forms part of the largest single investment in the airport’s history and will increase annual capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers by 2020. 

The Green Apple awards are an international initiative designed to celebrate and reward the greenest companies, councils and communities. 

Daniel Coyle, Director of Ryebridge, said: “Our commitment to minimising our environmental impacts begins in the boardroom and reaches every part of our business, including our supply chain. Where possible we use local labour and choose the most environmentally friendly companies to dispose of our waste materials. 

“In our work at London Luton Airport we have introduced pioneering environmental construction practice with major benefits in both cost and environmental impact.”

Ruari Maybank, Construction Director at London Luton Airport, added: “We’re delighted that Ryebridge’s achievements have been recognised in this way. As we continue to invest in the airport to increase capacity and improve the passenger experience, we are always working to keep our operations as environmentally friendly as possible and encourage all of our contractors to do the same”.

Ryebridge competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice category. This award marks the company’s fourth Green Apple award.