Market Information Day: Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House

30 May 2019

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) will be holding a second market information day for the construction sector on 18 June 2019.  This is for companies who want to be part of a project which offers a range of construction activities over approximately the next 10 years.  The aim is to build facilities that will enable the sustainable management of waste in North London in the long term.

The construction work will deliver the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) at Edmonton EcoPark – a 16 hectare site in the Upper Lee Valley.

This project will provide a vital asset for NLWA, ensuring the ongoing ability to dispose of waste responsibly and cost effectively for many years to come.  Communities in north London will rightly expect that companies engaged in the project should work to the highest standards of health and safety, work as a “good neighbour”, be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and play a positive role in skills development of their workforce.

The components of the NLHPP are:

  • an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), to be located in the north of the site, which will treat up to 700,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste a year and provide enough energy to provide heat and power for up to 127,000 homes;
  • a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), to be located in the south of the site, which is where bulky waste will be separated for recycling, and will also be the location of a recycling centre for the public and businesses;
  • EcoPark House, located near the River Lee Navigation, which will contain office accommodation and a visitors’ centre where people can find out more about recycling, waste, heat, and power; and
  • demolition and removal of the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility, which is due to reach the end of its operational life around 2025.

Attending the day

The purpose of the market information day is to explain in greater detail NLWA’s proposals for the works for the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), including a Reuse and Recycling Centre and EcoPark House so that interested companies can engage as soon as practicable in the plans.

To express your interest in attending please register through the project website at Please be aware that not attending this event does not preclude future engagement in procurement activities.

NLWA will also be keen to hear from the construction industry on ways in which this project can promote innovation, sustainability, and engagement with the local supply chain.  At this stage NLWA is primarily seeking to engage with main contractors.  Potential sub-contractors to these procurements are welcome to submit their company details to if they wish for NLWA to pass them on to main contractors.

Methods of procurement

The procurement of larger value packages will be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015.  A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been despatched to the EU Publications Office on Tuesday 21 May 2019 for publication. Please see the CPV codes of the proposed works on the PIN by clicking here.

Further information

For further information about the NLHPP project, visit or call 020 8489 3940.

Background information

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is responsible for the management and disposal of waste collected by seven North London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest). Over 2 million residents live in the NLWA area, generating over 800,000 tonnes of waste and recycling each year. 

Waste forecasts for the future show that the amount of waste arisings will increase in north London. The proposed facility would need to manage up to 700,000 tonnes of residual waste a year at its peak by 2051, even if the 50 per cent household waste recycling target is achieved. The replacement facility would be built using today’s most advanced and proven technology. It would be one of the most effective of its kind by current standards and have even better emission controls than the existing plant.