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Project
Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre
Client
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Value
£1,100,000
Case Study

Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre

Project
Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre
Client
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Value
£1,100,000
The Project

Design and construction of a new Household Waste Recycling Centre in Kirkby, Merseyside.

Key work elements included approximately 3000m3 of cut and fill earthworks, 5400m2 of concrete and tarmac hard standing areas, 120m of reinforced concrete retaining walls, rainwater harvesting facilities, 1080m2 of structural steel canopy, 420m2 structural steel recycling building, construction of a welfare office and landscaping works.

The new HWRC has the capacity to receive up to 15,000 tonnes of householders’ waste and recyclable materials each year. An increased number of larger containers, more space on site for cars and the provision of an overhead weather-protection canopy, will make it more convenient for members of the public to dispose of recyclable and waste items.

The cut and fill design optimised as much of the site won material as possible. 97% of the materials present have been incorporated into the project. 100% of the topsoil was re-used on site and 70% of the material that was excavated has been re-used on the site. 98% of the materials used on the project can be reused and recycled upon disassembly.

Trees were protected on site during construction and any trees that had to be removed were shredded, with the material being stored on site for use in the final landscaping. Bird and bat boxes have also been installed on the new structures, and these will be monitored by the client for at least the next five years.

There is also SUDs system in place, complete with newt crossing areas and a rainwater harvesting tank to collect water.

This project was awarded with a CEEQUAL Very Good (Construction Only) Award.

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