Building the Eco Park

Construction programme

Building work got underway in summer 2015 and is expected to take around two years.

Construction timeline

Monthly updates are available at the bottom of the page to allow you to follow our progress on site.


Photos of the construction progress

Community recycling centre office, building in place during site construction.

The existing community recycling centre is being improved with two new buildings. Click on the image to see a slideshow of our progress.

Recycling bulking facility building

The recycling bulking facility will process the recyclable materials from the community recycling centre. Click on the image to see a slideshow of our progress.

Anaerobic digestion facility, showing building framework during construction.

The anaerobic digestion facility will process food waste. Click on the image to see a slideshow of our progress.

Demolition for start of gasification facility, showing cleared ground and construction vehicles.

The gasification facility will process general waste. Click on the image to see a slideshow of our progress.


As each facility is completed, it will go through commissioning. This is a process where the different parts of a building and equipment inside it are tested to ensure they are working safely and efficiently. Once this process is complete, the contractors will hand over the facility to SUEZ to begin  operating it.