Essex County Council needed to build a network of five waste transfer stations to meet national targets and achieve a 60% recycling rate by 2020. Pick Everard project managed all five of the builds.
Vehicle movement and drainage design were key factors in the build. The completed building needed to be non-disruptive to nearby highways and roads. Run off had to be divided into two systems; foul and surface water. Most waste would be removed the same day, with a maximum stay of three days.
It was essential that everyone worked together on an ‘open book’ basis to help identify and respond to risks quickly and effectively. The PM team looked at every aspect of waste storage, vehicle movement, drainage, and weighbridge office design to ensure the site would work effectively and efficiently once open.
- The station was delivered well under benchmark square metre rates. Costing just over £800/m2.
- Built using the minimum floor print needed to accommodate the complete transfer process.
Client: Essex County Council