East Riding Council wanted to transform a former warehouse and adjoining brownfield land into a waste transfer station and supporting infrastructure to accommodate heavy goods vehicles.
Significant engineering work to create access roads was required to accommodate the quantity of heavy goods vehicles, loading shovel and recyclable material storage areas.
A series of traditionally built buildings have also been created on the site to provide office space, meeting areas and a store.
The existing warehouse building is of portal frame construction and, once cleared of racking installations, offered an open floor space that could be converted to suit the scope of the new operation. The loading building was equipped with lighting, specialist odour control equipment, CCTV, fire alarms and specialist ventilation equipment.
To access the site from a new and independent access road required major alterations to a large flood attenuation pond. The plan form of the pond was changed to create an area for a new access road and the attenuation pond outfall drainage altered to maintain its outfall off the site.