Taylor Woodrow awarded Edmonton EcoPark contract

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has awarded UK construction company Taylor Woodrow a £100 million contract to build two recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark.

Taylor Woodrow will build a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and “reuse and recycling centre” to enable the public to bring waste directly to the site.

Construction work will begin next year, and the two facilities will be located on the Edmonton Ecopark. This will also house the re-developed Edmonton Energy from Waste (EfW) plant.

Work for the 700,000 tonnes per year capacity EfW began in 2019 and is being carried out by Buckingham Group Contracting (see letsrecycle.com story). The NLWA says this is progressing “at pace” and is due to be complete in 2025.

‘Pioneering action’

NLWA says the two facilities will “complement NLWA’s pioneering action to reduce waste and increase household recycling across north London”.

The MRF will have an annual capacity of 135,000 tonnes. Engineering work will start in September this year, the NLWA said.

Flagship

Councillor Clyde Loakes, chair of the NLWA, 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”.

‘Sustainable future’

Julian Gatward, managing director of Taylor Woodrow 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.”

The NLWA is made up of seven boroughs in North London – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest – which it estimates will generate around 850,000 tonnes of waste by 2025.

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