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Project Oak, Leicester

Mecserve was appointed to assist with 'Project Oak' - a waste recovery and composting plant located on the site of Shawell Quarry, Leicestershire.

The plant process incorporates the recovery of non-biological materials from the incoming waste for re-use together with a dynamic aerobic digestion process that turned a variety of waste products into compost for land use.

The scope of the work consisted of the construction of a reception building, composting building, maturation building, staff facilities, and process plant (combined across 116,250 ft²) as well as access roads into the site. Mecserve was responsible for the design of the mechanical and electrical services comprising:

The ventilation of the reception; composting halls and maturation building to contain and treat the odours from the waste

  • Condensate storage and pipework system
  • Incoming mains water and potable water systems
  • Clean water storage and pipework system to equipment
  • Irrigation of the compost and bio-filter
  • Lagoon water pipework system
  • Performance specification of the electrical services

Client: Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering

Structural Engineer: Graham Garner and Partners

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and an overseeing role for the client