NLWA appoints local business to construct northern site access
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has appointed Enfield-based Galldris Construction Ltd to construct a northern access into Edmonton EcoPark.
The northern access will be used by vehicles during the construction and operation of North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP), the Project to replace the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) plant at the site with an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) and a new hub for recovering resources and increasing recycling known as a Resource Recovery Facility.
Galldris Construction Ltd will carry out the works to upgrade Deephams Farm Road, to the south of Ardra Road, to provide a second vehicular access into the site. Existing access is via a single route onto the site from Advent Way.
The construction of a northern access responds to feedback received during the public consultation period in 2015-2016 and will help to manage the flow of vehicles from the site. The new access will also help ensure operations at Edmonton EcoPark can continue throughout the ten-year construction period for the new facility.
The appointment of Galldris Construction Ltd is part of NLWA’s commitment to local employment and apprenticeship opportunities. Galldris Construction Ltd will directly deliver at least 2 apprenticeships on site as well as 10 construction skills training opportunities. During the ten-year construction phase the Project will create 2,500 jobs, as well as 100 apprenticeships and opportunities for on-site skills training. The Project will provide ongoing opportunities for local companies to bid for work, both as contractors and sub-contractors.
Health, safety and wellbeing is the number one priority on the Project which all contractors are expected to uphold. Galldris Construction Ltd is committed to the health and safety of its staff, having won the prestigious Gold Medal for Outstanding Health and Safety by the The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. It is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which promotes best practice beyond statutory guidance.
The appointment of Galldris Construction Ltd represents a further step forward in the delivery of NLHPP, which received consent from the Government in February 2017. Work to kickstart the major infrastructure Project started in January 2019 with the construction of a laydown area to the east of the River Lee Navigation.
NLWA is holding a Market Information Day on Wednesday 9 October for suppliers to learn more about the procurement process for the Ecopark South Construction contract which will include the Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House – a visitor and education centre. This work is scheduled to start in 2020. For more information please visit http://northlondonheatandpower.london/suppliers/.
Construction activities across the site will usually take place from 8am to 6pm on weekdays (Monday – Friday excluding Bank Holidays) and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The new ERF facility is expected to become operational in 2025 and use advanced technology to offer a more efficient service to residents to manage north London’s waste. More information on the Project plans and how NLWA are working with the community can be found at northlondonheatandpower.london.