North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) application for a Development Consent Order to build a new energy recovery facility, and associated development, was approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 February 2017. The construction work has started in early 2019.
Public Consultation on plans
The consultation with local community and stakeholders included two stages involving 15 public exhibitions, as well as community leaflets to over 28,000 homes, advertisements in the local press, letters to stakeholders and approaching all schools within a 1.5 km radius.
Development Consent Order granted
A Development Consent Order to build a new energy recovery facility, and associated development at Edmonton EcoPark, was approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 February 2017.
- Secretary of State approves development consent order for new energy recovery facility in Edmonton
- Secretary of State Grants Amendment to Development Consent Order (DCO)
Procurement of the contractors begins
Prepare the Northern Access road for the site
Improvement works to Deephams Farm Road, which is north of the site and leads via Ardra Road and Meridian Way.
Drone footage of Edmonton EcoPark
Drone footage taken by Site-Eye that shows the current facility at Edmonton EcoPark.
Prepare the southern area of the site
The new Resource Recovery Facility will be constructed over the existing Angel and Chingford sewers and a diversion of the sewers, including the construction of new manhole access points, is required to maintain access and allow the facility to be constructed over the sewers.
Contract award for Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House works contract
NLWA awarded the EcoPark South contract to UK construction company Taylor Woodrow to build flagship recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark which will include a Resource Recovery Facility, Reuse and Recycling Centre and community hub, EcoPark House.
Construction of northern access into Edmonton EcoPark complete
Construction of a northern access that will be used by vehicles during the construction and operation of the project
Construction of Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House begins
EcoPark south works to build the flagship centre for increasing recycling know as the Resource Recovery Facility which includes a new public Reuse and Recycling Centre for local residents. The works also include a new education and community centre call EcoPark House.
- Construction starts on £100m recycling facilities at Edmonton EcoPark in north London
- Councillors give green light to facility for boosting recycling in north London
- What is EcoPark House?
Prepare the northern area of the site
Works start to demolish and clear of the existing Bulky Waste Recycling Facility and Fuel Preparation Plant located at the north of the existing facility to prepare for operations to be moved to the Resource Recovery Facility.
Prepare the Laydown Area and Eastern Access for the site
Works complete to construction a temporary Laydown Area to the east of the existing site and improvement works to Lee Park Way.
- NLWA reaches major construction milestone on green infrastructure project in north London
- Significant progress on-site at Edmonton EcoPark in the first quarter of 2021 to deliver the NLHPP
Completion of the Sewer Diversion Works
Completion of complex engineering works to divert two Thames Water sewers, the Angel and Chingford, which run beneath the future RRF and RRC.
- Major construction works complete on the NLHPP to make way for brand new recycling facilities for north London
Construction of the Energy Recovery Facility
Construction of the world-class facility to generate low carbon energy from waste, in the form of heat and power commences.
- What is an Energy Recovery Facility?
- NLWA announces three major construction companies shortlisted for next stage of £683m ERF procurement
Energy Recovery Facility construction commissioning
The Energy Recovery Facility will be fuelled by up to 700,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year, enough to power up to 127,000 homes and providing heat for a district heat network.
Decommissioning and demolition of existing plant commences
Decommissioning, demolition and removal of the existing Energy from Waste plant at Edmonton EcoPark commences.