Structural and Civil Engineering, Hollingdean Waste Transfer Station
Hollingdean Waste Transfer Station entrance

Project Description

Client:   Veolia
Location:   Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Year Completed:   2008
Value: £10m
Contractor:   Norwest Holst

State-of-the-art Waste Transfer Station, Materials Recovery Facility and Visitor Centre located in Hollingdean, in the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex.  Gyoury Self Partnership provided full engineering and contamination management services for this extensive commercial project undertaken on the site of a former abattoir, as well as off-site highway designs for the new access.

The Challenges

Bounded by public highways and a mainline railway station, the site had a fall across its length of over 20 metres. Ground modelling of the steeply-sloped site, comprised of virgin chalk at the upper level and contaminated fill material to the lower levels, posed one of the biggest challenges on this project.

The bulding superstructures are complex steel frames forming curved roofs and curved wall panels. Substructures vary from reinforced ground bearing strip and pad, to 18 m long CFA piles, in the deep fill areas.

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