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