Belvedere Riverside Resource Recovery Facility
Proud winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015

Belvedere Riverside Resource Recovery Facility

  • Client / Cory Environmental
  • Sector / Energy
  • Architect / Race Cottam
  • Main Contractor / Costain
  • Location / London
  • Products / Ancillaries, Building Envelope, Cladding, Glazing, Roofing
  • Value / £5.8m
  • Completed / June 2011

Lakesmere was appointed to design and install an innovative building envelope solution to a new waste management facility in Belvedere in the London borough of Bexley. As one of Lakesmere’s first contract wins in this sector, expectations were certainly high as the new Riverside Resource Recovery Facility project is the largest of its kind in the UK. Waste from Central London will be brought in by barges along the River Thames as well as by road and the creation of this pioneering facility is expected to make a significant contribution to London’s landfill diversion targets.

The new building, with its attractive Kalzip ‘ski slope’ roof, is also indicative of the growing trend to move away from the bleak industrial structures of the past to create aesthetically pleasing buildings that complement the local environment. The new Belvedere facility was subject to a lengthy seven year planning procedure and Lakesmere was heavily involved in specification process from a very early stage. Close collaboration with civil contractor Costain and design team Jacobs, proved vital throughout the delivery of this project to ensure that the product specification and design of the building envelope not only satisfied the strict planning requirements but also met the necessary building regulations. The extensive building envelope package that Lakesmere was appointed to install included Kalzip aluminium roofing, Kingspan wall cladding, Kalwal glazing system, Par louvres and bespoke fabrications from Sotech.

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