Guess where 3 million tonnes of excavated material from Crossrail’s tunnels go!
Guess where 3 million tonnes of excavated material from Crossrail’s tunnels go! As it is said, Crossrail is the Europe’s largest construction project, and the excavated material of this project developes one of Europe's largest nature reserves at Wallasea Island, Essex.
The RSPB wetland will guarantee a place for tens of thousands of migratory birds and combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding.
Mike Clarke, the RSPB's Chief Executive said: “Wallasea Island is the biggest wetland creation project the RSPB has embarked upon and one of the most significant across Europe to date. As well providing the material that makes this project possible, Crossrail has demonstrated a bold and inspired vision for the way in which industry and conservation sectors can work together for the benefit of people and wildlife. As the pressures on our natural world continue to grow, it is crucial that we recognise a world class economy and a world class environment go hand in hand. We hope that our partnership with Crossrail will inspire many more groundbreaking projects in future.”