EcoPark South

EcoPark South

EcoPark South is the first phase in North London Waste Authority’s plan to build a £1.2bn sustainable waste management hub at Edmonton EcoPark.

Taylor Woodrow will deliver a flagship Resource Recovery Facility with the capacity to manage 135,000 tonnes of recyclable material every year, as well the first ever public Reuse and Recycling Centre at the site. EcoPark House will provide a new visitor and education centre with space for the community to learn more about waste management and recycling and the importance of the circular economy in reducing the carbon footprint of waste.

Environmental considerations are at the heart of the project, which include innovative piling and ground improvement solutions to reduce the embodied carbon in the scheme, a rainwater collection system, a renewable energy system powered by photovoltaic panels and geothermal energy to take the Eco Park House ‘off grid’. As part of construction of a temporary bulky waste facility, the team conducted the first pour of Exegy® Ultra Low Carbon Concrete in the UK. The mix used on the project reduces the carbon footprint by up to 70 per cent when compared to traditional concrete.

Onsite skills training is just one element of the plan to generate significant Social Value for the local community whilst delivering the facility. Taylor Woodrow is partnering with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) to provide people with onsite skills training throughout the duration of the project. Learners gain a BTEC Level 1 Award in Work Skills & Health and Safety in the Construction Industry, leading to a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) licence. The aim is to prepare participants for work experience placements and potential employment in a range of roles across the industry.