West Suffolk Operational Hub
Suffolk County Council and West Suffolk District Council wished to combine some of their current services into one hub site. Our brief was to provide a new hub to amalgamate their waste site, provision for their future waste collection needs and a purpose-built household waste recycling centre. This would include buildings for a new waste transfer station, bailer building and a re-use centre along with offices. The other part of the site would be used for the Council’s parks and ground services. These include landscape stores, offices and a vehicle maintenance workshop to service their current fleet of vehicles. Associated external works and landscaping would also be required in this area.
For this design and build bid, we were commissioned to deliver Architectural, Landscape, Mechanical, Electrical and Carbon services to RIBA stage 3. Architectural and Landscape were then appointed by the main contractor to RIBA stage 7 to complete the project. The purpose of the project is to centralise some of the existing waste services onto one joint site to create a hub where services can function together, whilst maintaining the safety of the public visiting the household waste recycling centre. The provision of new roads, hard standing, parking and landscaping are also designed to facilitate the safe flow of traffic in and around the site.