Work on site is well underway on Europe’s largest household waste recycling project, near Kemsley in Kent.
UMC Architects have been working alongside Clugston, CNIM and Arup since 2015 on the design of this new 55MW energy plant. The highly complex facility has presented many challenges for the design team, to accommodate a structure and envelope around very sophisticated process equipment. UMC have been instrumental in developing and implementing a successful BIM strategy, which has greatly assisted in the design.
In addition to the energy produced, the process creates excess steam as a by-product, which is utlised by the neighbouring development, Europe’s largest paper mill operated by DS Smith.
Site work will continue towards completion of the building and civil works in late 2018.