Client

Biffa Waste

Sector

Service

Overview

This project was one of a number of schemes Tolent has carried out for BIFFA Waste Services with works also completed at their facilities in Cardiff, Stoke on Trent, Tipton and Southampton.

This project was built across two sites at Bursam and Wanlip. The facility was constructed on behalf of Biffa Waste Services and addressed the requirement for a fully-integrated waste management facility that allowed the client to fulfil their contract to process all household waste for Leicester City Council.

The project encompassed the construction works of a waste reception hall with substantial pits, conveyors and a 4.5m high reinforced concrete push wall.

The building was linked to the “Ball Mill” which contained 42 tonnes of steel balls, where the waste is processed and segregated into metals, plastics, organic and non-organic waste. The Ball Mill is responsible for diverting approximately 70% of wheelie bin waste from landfill and, at the time of construction, was the only one of its kind in the UK.

The Bursam site comprised the construction of a vehicle maintenance depot and office accommodation for both Biffa Waste Services and Leicester City Council staff who were based there.

The project included the construction of the composting facility and anaerobic digester, designed to treat organic waste such as kitchen scraps, grass cuttings and food waste that has been extracted out of the wheelie bin waste. Each hour, enough green energy is produced to power 1,500+ homes.

Our ability to work sensitively with neighbours was rewarded by the Considerate Constructors Scheme which awarded the project a “Performance Beyond compliance” certificate.

One of many projects completed for this client, we delivered a fully-integrated waste management facility across two sites.

 

Our ability to work sensitively with neighbours was rewarded by the Considerate Constructors Scheme which awarded the project a “Performance Beyond Compliance” certificate.

Location

Bursam & Wanlip

Value

£6.7m

Completion

2003

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