Grundon’s joint venture Lakeside Energy from Waste facility, located in Colnbrook, Berkshire, was given two prestigious Renewable Energy Infrastructure Awards in the categories of ‘Best Designed Renewable Energy Facility’ and ‘Energy from Waste Facility of the Year’ last week at a ceremony held in London.
The Lakeside building was recognised with the ‘Best Designed Renewable Energy Facility’ as it demonstrates how the use of forward-thinking design elements are making a stance and shaping the local landscape.
The building has been shaped to create a high quality landmark featuring a strongly curved roof profile and avoids square edges on all sides – an important requirement to avoid the generation of vortices which could interfere with the aircraft approach route to Heathrow airport.
For the ‘Energy from Waste Facility of the Year’ category, judges were impressed with the high standards for environmental and safety management in place at the facility together with the contribution the plant makes towards a greener energy supply. Lakeside treats 410,000 tonnes of waste every year and produces 37 megawatts of electricity – enough energy to power over 50,000 homes.
Danny Coulston, general manager at the Lakeside facility said: “Our facility is a true example of design focused on enhancing the local landscape while respecting the environment. We are proud of the work we do every day transforming waste into energy and reducing waste going to landfill so we are thrilled to receive these awards. It’s great to have recognition from our peers.”Back to news