Timber Salt Barn Arrives in Croydon


A purpose-built timber salt farm in Croydon has been delivered by GRAHAM to support the council’s highways maintenance duties during the winter weather. The firm’s Facilities Management Team redeveloped an ageing asbestos barn at Factory Lane into the new facility over a 10-week programme.

“The project was completed within the designated time and to exceptionally high standards. We would like to say that GRAHAM were extremely organised, kept all the deadlines, maintained high standards and followed all of the Council’s policies and protocols. They provided regular updates and demonstrations of their work,” said Croydon Council’s Project Manager for Facilities Management, Kaushai Tripathi.

Completed as part of GRAHAM’s ‘Hard FM building fabric planned and reactive maintenance works, and multi-trade planned works, contract with Croydon Council, the £450,000 scheme has a service life of over 30 years. This ensures the long-term storage of salt in prime condition for use around the borough’s road network.

“We have enjoyed a long-term relationship with Croydon Council since May 2016. The new salt barn is yet another example of the important work that we consistently undertake in support of the Council’s operations. As the snowy and icy conditions continue to present challenges to motorists and pedestrians, this salt barn guarantees the integrity of the salt that is spread across the borough’s roads network. It is therefore a core piece of infrastructure and we are proud to have delivered it to the very highest standards,” commented GRAHAM’s Operations Director, Gareth Smyth.


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BDC 299 December 2022