NEWS Materials Recycling Facility

Extension to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Norwich to increase capacity and enable glass separating operations to commence.


Norse Environmental Waste Services Limited
Norwich, Norfolk
July 2014
Main contractor – R.G. Carter

Full description

Following a large contract award, Norse Environmental Waste Services (NEWS) required a 2,150m² extension and additional external yard areas at their Norwich based MRF. The project significantly increased the amount of material recycled at the facility, and allowed glass to be separated on site for the first time.


Having previously managed a large scale installation of solar panels at the site, NPS was commissioned to undertake a feasibility study in April 2013 with a view to the new facility being handed over in July 2014. The feasibility study was both undertaken and approved within an extremely tight timescale with the design developed in tandem ready to seek Planning, Building Regulation and the numerous Environmental approvals required by a site of this nature.


The project was procured under a Design and Build contract with the NPS design team novated. We were also appointed as Employers Agent to provide direct links between the design team, constructor and client. As well as being operational throughout the work, the site had numerous environmental challenges such as ground gases, contamination and unidentified power cables, which were systematically identified and resolved. The project was successfully completed within budget and two weeks ahead of programme which resulted in the client being able to accelerate their specialist plant installation.