The job will be DDCE’s third construction project for New Earth.
The Cotesbach mechanical biological treatment facility in Leicestershire has just been handed over to New Earth and DDCE’s Construction Manager, Chris Dee, has now moved down to Avonmouth to progress the construction of the first phase of the new facility.
Peter Golden, Construction Director for New Earth, said: “The performance of Dean & Dyball has been excellent and I am delighted that the Avonmouth project will immediately benefit from the experience gained at Cotesbach of managing construction works with the installation of mechanical and biological treatment plant and environmental control and monitoring systems.
“The continuity of our partnership working will be important in delivering the Avonmouth facility on programme and on budget.”
New Earth’s Avonmouth facility is set to become a key strategic asset to serve the West of England region, delivering landfill diversion and contributing to recycling rates. The company is planning to incorporate energy recovery using advanced thermal conversion within the facility and is awaiting determination of a recent planning application to Bristol City Council.
Site remediation and foundation piling works at the Avonmouth site have been completed and DDCE is now laying reinforced concrete prior to the erection of steelwork.
The buildings will cover an area of 21,000m2 and have required the installation of more than 2,000 driven piles. The first waste is due to be delivered to the site in April next year.
Andy Crawford, Managing Director of Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering, said: “Over the four years we have been developing the partnership with New Earth Solutions, our team has worked incredibly hard to understand their requirements and provide a service tailored to their specific needs.
“I am very pleased that what we are learning is being reinvested to further improve the service we provide and enhance our strong relationship with New Earth Solutions.”