Project Timeline

North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) application for a Development Consent Order to build a new energy recovery facility, and associated development, was approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 February 2017. The construction work has started in early 2019.

November 2014

Public Consultation on plans

The consultation with local community and stakeholders included two stages involving 15 public exhibitions, as well as community leaflets to over 28,000 homes, advertisements in the local press, letters to stakeholders and approaching all schools within a 1.5 km radius.

February 2017

Development Consent Order granted

A Development Consent Order to build a new energy recovery facility, and associated development at Edmonton EcoPark, was approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 February 2017.

July 2018

Procurement of the contractors begins

August 2019

Prepare the Northern Access road for the site

Improvement works to Deephams Farm Road, which is north of the site and leads via Ardra Road and Meridian Way.

November 2019

Drone footage of Edmonton EcoPark

Drone footage taken by Site-Eye that shows the current facility at Edmonton EcoPark.

December 2019

Prepare the southern area of the site

The new Resource Recovery Facility will be constructed over the existing Angel and Chingford sewers and a diversion of the sewers, including the construction of new manhole access points, is required to maintain access and allow the facility to be constructed over the sewers.

August 2020

Contract award for Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House works contract

NLWA awarded the EcoPark South contract to UK construction company Taylor Woodrow to build flagship recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark which will include a Resource Recovery Facility, Reuse and Recycling Centre and community hub, EcoPark House.

December 2020

Construction of northern access into Edmonton EcoPark complete

Construction of a northern access that will be used by vehicles during the construction and operation of the project

January 2021

Construction of Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House begins

EcoPark south works to build the flagship centre for increasing recycling know as the Resource Recovery Facility which includes a new public Reuse and Recycling Centre for local residents. The works also include a new education and community centre call EcoPark House.

March 2021

Prepare the northern area of the site

Works start to demolish and clear of the existing Bulky Waste Recycling Facility and Fuel Preparation Plant located at the north of the existing facility to prepare for operations to be moved to the Resources Recovery Facility.

March 2021

Prepare the Laydown Area and Eastern Acess for the site

Works complete to construction a temporary Laydown Area to the east of the existing site and improvement works to Lee Park Way

September 2021

Completion of the Sewer Diversion Works

Completion of complex engineering works to divert two Thames Water sewers, the Angel and Chingford, which run beneath the future RRF and RRC.

October 2022

Construction of the Energy Recovery Facility

Construction of the world-class facility to generate low carbon energy from waste, in the form of heat and power commences.

May 2023

Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House opens to the public

Resource Recovery Facility and EcoPark House opens to the public

January 2027

Energy Recovery Facility construction commissioned

The Energy Recovery Facility will be fuelled by up to 700,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year, enough to power up to 127,000 homes and providing heat for a district heat network.

June 2027

Decommissioning and demolition of existing plant commences

Decommissioning, demolition and removal of the existing Energy from Waste plant at Edmonton EcoPark commences.

January 2030

Final Site Works