POWERDAY PROMOTES USE OF THE LONDON CANAL NETWORK
Powerday has been promoting the London Canal Network to encourage the use of this more environmentally responsible transport option that avoids the congestion on London’s roads.
When Powerday developed their industry-leading Materials Recycling Facility at Old Oak Sidings in North West London, the company also developed a new canal-side wharf with protected and direct access on to the Grand Union Canal. This stretch of water, known as the Paddington Arm, runs lock free between Camden and Slough and the Powerday wharf sits at the boundary of the site giving excellent loading and unloading space away from their day to day operations.
The aim of this new wharf has been to utilise the resource of canal transport for waste and material supply in and out of London. Powerday is looking to secure some upcoming major developments, particularly in the Camden area, which is ideally suited to advantage of canal use over London’s busy roads.
In recent months, the wharf has been used as an access point for operators needing crane access for boat repairs and maintenance and general operations where secure safe and guaranteed access to the canal is important.
Operations Manager, John McKenna commented: “We are committed to make the use of the canals viable for our traditional construction clients although recently we have seen other customers use the wharf when safe secure access has been difficult to find. I hope that in the coming years I’ll be helping many more people access the canal network here at Old Oak Sidings”.