Taylor Woodrow wins £100m contract to build waste recycling facilities in UK

WCN Editorial Team 12 Aug 2020 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has awarded a £100m contract to Taylor Woodrow, a subsidiary of Vinci, for the construction of waste recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark in London.

The facilities include a Resource Recovery Facility which could manage up to 135,000 tonnes of recyclable material every year, along with the first-ever Reuse and Recycling Centre at the EcoPark, where residents can bring their waste directly to the site.

NLWA said that the investment in a modern recycling facility is expected to be a vital catalyst in strengthening local green recovery and could ramp up the recycling rates across London by up to 50%.

The EcoPark House will be opened for public and will act as a knowledge-sharing hub for waste prevention and recycling and will also act as the new home for the Edmonton Sea Cadets.

NLWA chairperson Clyde Loakes said: “We are building flagship recycling infrastructure to bolster our plans for 50% household recycling across north London. This will be a real step-change in our ability to extract more quality materials for recycling and expand our existing network of public recycling centres.

“I’m delighted to appoint Taylor Woodrow to kick start this crucial project. We’re delivering direct public investment during a challenging time for the economy and creating apprenticeships for our residents in highly-skilled roles including construction and engineering.”

The new recycling facilities are expected to support NLWA’s plans to reduce waste and increase household recycling across north London. Construction of the new facilities is anticipated to begin early next year.

Taylor Woodrow managing director Julian Gatward said: “Taylor Woodrow is delighted to have been appointed to deliver the EcoPark South Project to contribute towards a more sustainable future for waste in North London.”

“We will be constructing a Resource Recovery Facility which will receive and sort waste; a Recycling Centre for public and business use; and EcoPark House which will provide visitor, community and education facilities for the site.

“We are committed to sustainable construction to deliver a world-class facility, which will benefit the local community for years to come.”

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Artist’s rendering of Resource Recovery Facility & Reuse and Recycling Centre. (Credit: North London Heat and Power Project.)

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