In undertaking construction and development infrastructure projects for our waste management and processing partners, Britcon are capable of dealing quickly, effectively and competitively with construction solutions tailored to your waste management requirements.
Britcon offer multi-disciplinary construction services to a wide range of clients including commercial and industrial waste producers, land fill and waste management facility operators, demolition contractors, local authorities and government and regulatory bodies.
We are committed to the construction of sustainable buildings and infrastructure and will ensure your facilities meet high environmental and sustainable standards, utilizing recycled materials and those of low environmental impact.
The management of waste and its recovery and re-use is on of the major challenges facing our public and private sector clients. Britcon will deliver all your construction related solutions in meeting these challenges.
For more information about Britcon and our waste and recycling experience, please contact us on 01724 280022
Britcon were engaged as principal contractor to construct a state of the art anaerobic digestion facility capable of converting in excess of 45,000 tonnes of food waste into power generating methane gas to be used as a fuel source for the adjacent feed processing factory with excess power being fed back into the local electricity grid network, producing overall 2.8Mw of renewable electricity and heat, enough to power about 5,000 homes.
The anaerobic digestor takes 25-36 days to complete its cycle. As well as heat and electricity, it produces 43,000 tonnes of odourless organic fertiliser a year, which is sent to local farms.
Our client was Prosper de Mulder Ltd. in partnership with their European anaerobic digestion plant operators SARIA who have a number of similar installations on the continent.
PDM were keen to use local supply chains and as such invited local companies to tender for the project. Britcon were selected as principal contractor. On appointment, Britcon engaged in an intense process of value engineering to ensure 'best value' had been achieved throughout the entire project providing civil engineering infrastructure and construction of a new dedicated office and amenities block for the AD plant, which is highly energy efficient, in line with the rest of the project.
The initial phase was a relatively straight forward earthworks re-engineering of the top 2m of the existing brown field site to bring the formation to a suitable bearing capacity for the structures to be constructed but this did incorporate a major dewatering of the temporary works for the deep basement which was a considerable depth below the adjacent river level.
On completion of the earthworks and piling operations, the major structures which comprised multiple high rise post tensioned circular reinforced concrete digestion tanks, receiving tanks and gas storage tanks along with numerous process structures, extensive external works and administration office commenced.
The concrete tank structures were sub-contracted to a nominated Austrian specialist slip forming contractor utilising their own patented shutter / integrated rotating equipment.
Given that the administration office was to be used in conjunction with a green energy plant, the brief was to create an office facility that was as environmentally friendly as possible, using the latest sustainable methods of construction. With this in mind the materials were sourced to provide maximum recycleability over the whole life cycle of the building.
Thermal values of all elements of construction were closely considered, with the eventual building envelope far exceeding the requirements of the Building Regulations. Internal walls and the inner leaf of the external walls were formed with dense masonry to provide high thermal mass; to be used in conjunction with a night-time cooling strategy, fresh air is brought into the building overnight to cool the dense structure which slowly absorbs heat through the day. In winter the air is not extracted and thus stays warm.
Architects, John Hill Associates from Doncaster, managed the design and construction throughout the build process.
Britcon were engaged as principal contractor to construct a state of the art anaerobic digestion facility capable of converting in excess of 45,000 tonnes of food waste into power generating methane gas to be used as a fuel source for the adjacent feed processing factory with excess power being fed back into the local electricity grid network, producing overall 2.8Mw of renewable electricity and heat, enough to power about 5,000 homes.Read more
Britcon undertook the construction of the first in a new generation of recycling facilities in Hull for Waste Recycling Group Limited. The £1.1 million Burma Drive Recycling Centre in east Hull features a stunning new education centre built from sustainable materials.
The new centre is intended to be a hub for community activity as well as a much needed new recycling facility for the area. The Burma Drive project is ground-breaking for Hull in that it is the first project of its kind to be developed in partnership with local residents and businesses. A full independent public consultation at an early stage in the planning process brought forward suggestions that were incorporated into the final design. These included the development of the education centre, a roof to protect customers in all weathers, attractive landscaping and CCTV for added security at the site.
The new education centre features classroom and exhibition space and a dramatic curved glass frontage to give panoramic views of the site. The building is almost constructed entirely from reused and recycled materials, including the internal furnishings.
Councillor Gary Wareing, Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management issues, said:
"Burma Drive will be the flagship of a new generation of facilities based in the heart of the local community. It will make it easier for people to recycle and learn more about how they can do their bit for the environment. We hope the innovative use of sustainable materials throughout the site will make an impact in terms of what can be achieved by recycling and reusing our rubbish."
Britcon undertook the construction of the first in a new generation of recycling facilities in Hull for Waste Recycling Group Limited. Read more
The first project undertaken in association with Veolia Water comprised civil engineering works to a new Sodium Nitrate Effluent Treatment plant for Johnson Matthey Limited at Clitheroe in Lancashire.
The sub-structure and external works comprised the diversion of existing services, new gas, water and electrical supplies, new access road and traffic loading route including a new drainage system, external foundations for storage tanks, and associated sub-structure for the new effluent treatment plant.
The first project undertaken in association with Veolia Water comprised civil engineering works to a new Sodium Nitrate Effluent Treatment plant for Johnson Matthey Limited at Clitheroe in Lancashire. Read more
Britcon were involved from the very start of the project and in close liaison with the project architects and engineers to ensure interfaces with complex M&E plant and processes were achieved. On site installation was carried out be Britcon Engineering's own teams of steel erectors and subsequently received an award from the main contractor in recognition of being part of 500,000 hours worked on site accident free.
Britcon Engineering Services were awarded the contract to Detail, Fabricate, Surface Treat Structural Steel frames for the entirely new facility at Bolton for United Utilities.Read more