08/10/2021

Major progress made to deliver flagship recycling facilities for north Londoners

Construction of the North London Heat and Power Project is progressing at pace. Over the summer, EcoPark South has dramatically changed with the structural steelworks for the new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), public Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) and new visitor and education centre known as EcoPark House well underway.

Highly complex engineering works to divert two Thames Water sewers – the Chingford and Angel – completed in September which has allowed for flagship recycling facilities to be brought forward. The works also represent a significant investment to upgrade the existing system which serves 2 million north Londoners.

Clearance of the northern area of the EcoPark to make way for the replacement Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) have completed. During these works, 5,000 cubic meters of demolished waste was collected which will be repurposed for the construction of the Temporary Bulky Waste Facility. Construction started on the Temporary Bulky Waste Facility in August and is expected to be complete in February 2022.

Throughout 2021, the procurement process to find a contractor to build the replacement ERF has been taking place. The process is now moving into the final stages following a constructive dialogue process this summer.

Find out more about the latest construction news on the NLHPP by watching our latest construction update video below. You can watch our previous construction update videos here.