ReFood UK Ltd - Dagenham

  • Sector

    Civils - AD

  • Duration

    66 Weeks

  • Location


  • Form of Contract


  • Overview


Britcon were appointed to deliver the construction works on the new anaerobic digestion plant in Dagenham for food waste recycler Refood Uk Ltd.

The new £32m plant in Dagenham is the most advanced integrated AD plant dedicated to food waste in the south of England.

The gas to grid (G2G) facility is capable of recycling 160,000 tonnes of food waste each year and generate more than 14 million m3 of gas. Using G2G technology this will be upgraded to reflect the qualities of natural gas – allowing it to be injected directly into the national grid and is used to power more than 12,000 homes across the region.

As principal contractor for the project, Britcon were appointed to manage the entire 66 week build project including groundworks, remediation, piling operations, structural steelwork buildings and construction of works for multiple high rise, post tensioned, circular, reinforced concrete digester receiving and gas storage tanks together with overall responsibility for site safety and coordination working with numerous client appointed specialised contractors.

The programme also included the delivery of a carbon neutral, high specification office complex, and state of the art depackaging building with deep basement, numerous process structures and external and landscaping works.

“We are pleased to appoint Britcon (UK) Ltd for this very significant project. The team has proved to be extremely experienced and proficient in this complex area of construction whist conforming to our sustainability agenda. Over recent years we have developed a fantastic relationship that we trust.”

Paul Morris, Operations Director at ReFood UK Ltd