Battlefield Integrated Waste Management Facility - Opened February 2005
Enviros managed and acted as the lead consultant in the development of Phase 1 of a new integrated waste management facility for Shropshire County Council (SCC), including undertaking the planning application, environmental impact assessment, waste management licence application, design, tendering, contract administration and construction supervision.
Operation by SITA UK, commenced on 9th February 2005.
The facility comprises an administration office building, an integrated household waste recycling centre, a bulking facility for dry recyclables, and a waste transfer station for mixed household refuse together with associated roads, hardstanding and parking areas. The facility is designed to deal with up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of waste and recyclables and represents a covered floor space of over 5000m2.
The outline design of the facility was undertaken by Enviros and has been described as an excellent example of modern waste management facility design. The facility is adjacent to a high quality food enterprise centre so environmental and visual impacts were of paramount concern in gaining planning approval. The facility has a striking and modern exterior and all waste handling processes are undertaken under cover, as are all public waste offloading operations. The facility has split level designs for both public household waste delivery and bulking up operations, making best use of the sloping site.
Enviros produced the tender documents, carried out tender period administration, evaluated tenders and made recommendations for award to SCC. The contract was let under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (Option C) conditions of contract (target with activity schedules). The contract was let on a Design & Build basis with the 'design' element being limited to structural and detailed design as the outline design of the facility was already well defined by Enviros and strict adherence to this design was a requirement of the planning permission. The Contract was let to Dean & Dyball with structural and detailed design being sub-contracted to Halcrow.
The target price contract cost of the facility was £3.1m.