A multi-million pound project to design and build a waste transfer station by Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is underway and progressing well.
The project, at High Heavens in Buckinghamshire, which is due for completion later this year, will enable Buckinghamshire County Council to reduce the distance waste is transported around the county, reducing the environmental impact of managing the waste.
The transfer station will be a central point where local waste collection vehicles deposit the waste prior to it being loaded into larger bulker vehicles.
The larger vehicles will transport the compacted waste for treatment at the Greatmoor energy from waste facility in the north of the county where Jones Bros has recently completed a 4.5km access road for trucks driving to and from the site.
The location for the transfer station, on a former landfill site, was identified for waste management activity because of its availability and position within the south of the county, close to urban areas and with good transport links.
Geraint Thomas, regional manager for Jones Bros’ in southern England, said: “This is an interesting project as we are designing and building the transfer station on the site of a former landfill facility and will be working closely with the Environment Agency and Buckinghamshire County Council, as well as our client FCC Environment who will run the facility when complete.”
The project is also providing a boost to sub contractors in the area who are providing their specialised services at the site including fencing.
Founded in the 1950s and employing approximately 300 people, Jones Bros works on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.