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  1. #1
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    Jul. 14, 2000

    Default Carbon neutral military stable to be powered by horse manure

    A military stable is being relocated to south east London to what the builder is claiming will be a carbon neutral home run by horse manure.
    Construction firm Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £16 million contract from Defence Estates to relocate one of the army's most prestigious units from St John's Wood, in north London, to Woolwich.

    Working with architectural practice Scott Brownrigg the construction company will create an 'eco-friendly' home for the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Napier Lines in Woolwich - the historic home of the Royal Artillery.

    The development will provide stabling and supporting facilities for 170 horses, as well as the troop's historic gun carriages.

    The new facility will run on fuel pellets created from horse manure and bedding which will, the designers say will, produce enough bio-fuel to supply the needs of the development.

    "We are thrilled to have been selected to undertake this scheme which is not only going to give the King's Troop state-of-the-art accommodation but also provide them with a sustainable base," says Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan.

    If planning permission is granted work on the site could begin in September and will be complete in November 2011.
    Luke Walsh
    Source: edie newsroom

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 23, 2009
    Long Island, NY


    Huzzah for the Royal Horse Artillery!!
    ... It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Shwung

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2000
    NE TN, USA


    They need to put one of those facilities inside the DC beltway. There's enough horsesh*t being put out by the White House and Capitol Hill these days to generate power for half the country!
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams

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