Client: South Tyne and Wear Council
SITA UK has redeveloped an existing waste transfer station at the Campground Waste Transfer Station in Wrekenton. The new Waste Transfer Station will help to divert rubbish away from landfill by using it to generate 20.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 30,000 homes.
The existing buildings on site were demolished in 2013 before work beginning. The new facility required that it must be enclosed, allowing lorries to transfer waste inside the new building, rather than under rubber sheeting which was used in the past. A fully enclosed building will also control noise and odours much more effectively.
BHC Ltd. was contracted for the connection design, fabrication and construction of 131 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork and 21 tonnes of purlins for the new waste transfer station. The construction of the structural steelwork was completed and handed over in appropriate and convenient sections to allow following trades to commence works.
The Campground Waste Transfer Station was erected using our own in-house steel erection squad, mobile cranes and mobile elevated working platforms.