CampbellReith was appointed as structural engineer for the design and construction of a £106.3 million Energy-from-Waste (EFW) facility in Jersey.
Located at La Colette, near St Helier, the facility accepts all Jersey’s inert residual waste, after recycling, and as a result replaces the three-stream incinerator plant at Bellozanne which had processed the island’s waste since the late 1970s.
CampbellReith worked alongside Hopkins Architects Ltd and EPR Architects and was appointed to undertake the design of the structural steel frame which supports the building envelope and reaches a height of over 32m. This was achieved using externally expressed 5m deep feature tubular trusses, with a clear span of 36m over the 80m long building supported on external exposed large diameter CHS columns.
Piling works commenced in spring 2009 with completion Summer 2011. Over 750 tonnes of fabricated steel was required for the building frame, which was delivered to site in section lengths of up to 18m to minimise site jointing requirements for the exposed frame in the severe marine environment.
This project was awarded with the Structural Steel Design Awards 2012.