Farrans wins £39m Somerset recycling hub

Aaron Morby 1 month ago
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Bath & North East Somerset Council has formally signed a deal with Farrans to deliver the Keynsham Recycling Hub.

Plans for the Keynsham Recycling Hub in Pixash Lane
Plans for the Keynsham Recycling Hub in Pixash Lane

The contract with Farrans was finalised after the council cabinet approved the total £39m spending needed to deliver the construction phase and the relocation of existing facilities from Midland Road in Bath.

Works preparing the site at Pixash Lane have just commenced. When complete, the four-hectare site will include a modern recycling centre, a reuse shop for people to donate items for reuse and resale, an MOT centre and an education centre.

Glenn Gilmore, regional director at Farrans said: “In line with the council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency declarations and policy aims, the Keynsham Recycling Hub project will integrate many sustainability measures including on-site renewable energy generation.

‘We are pleased to be growing our logistics and waste management portfolio in England.”

Councillor David Wood, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Keynsham Recycling Hub is an ambitious project which includes a raft of innovative measures that will help us to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies.”

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