ERJ staff report (DS)
Newstead, UK - Michelin subsidiary, ATS Euromaster is helping to construct the largest single tyre wall in the world after supplying a truckload of scrap tyres to an exciting rural development project in Newstead, Nottinghamshire.
The tyres are being used to form the building blocks of a new visitor centre and cafÃ©, after Newstead became one of six villages to receive a grant from the Village SOS project, sponsored by Big Lottery Fund and the BBC.
The tyres are being used to form the structural walls in an environmentally-friendly construction process pioneered 25 years ago in New Mexico and increasing in popularity in Europe. It sees tyres rammed with earth to form solid walls.
Penny Altham, Managing Director of Newstead Enterprise, said: â€œSourcing 1,500 scrap tyres is not easy as we needed an equal mix of two specific tyre sizes in a relatively short time frame.
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Press release from ATS Euromaster
Home page of Newstead Village from source