For the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Construction of Margaret’s Bridge, Maidenhead

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In 2018 we were the main contractor in the building of this footbridge. Opened by then-Prime Minister Theresa May, it was constructed entirely from robust, durable recycled plastic.

A sustainable project

This high profile new pedestrian and cycle bridge, named in honour of local rambler and campaigner Margaret Bowdery MBE, was made from one of our favourite materials to work with: recycled plastic.

Firstly, our ecologists successfully translocated reptiles from the area, so they could be protected during the construction. We devised an ecological mitigation and enhancement strategy, with our ecologists carrying out daily reptile translocations to move the population to an adjacent local nature reserve receptor site. Then we were ready to start the construction phase.

Strong, durable recycled plastic
Industrial recycled plastic is not only sustainable and good for the environment – but it rivals wood, concrete and steel in strength, durability and robustness. It’s resistant to water, rot and rust, so is maintenance-free, and will stay looking good for years and years. It’s also more lightweight and transportable than concrete and steel, so is the all-round most cost-effective option.

To find out more about recycled plastic and its many benefits, please visit our sister brand Revive.