Suez Waste Manchester Waste Transfer Centres

Design and build of 3 state of the art waste transfer centres to serve Greater Manchester Combined Authorities.

I & H Brown were successful in winning a series of 3 Design & Build Projects for Suez Recycling under the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority contract.

The first project at Suez’s Nash Road, Manchester facility involved the removal of existing maturation process equipment and upgrading the existing portal frame structure and concrete floor. This allowed the existing building to be converted into a recycling and exchange hub.

The second project was to design and construct a new waste transfer centre and Suez’s facility in Rochdale. The 1620m2 steel frame structure included reinforced push walls, precast storage bunker walls and external hardstanding. The building was equipped with fire suppression systems, odour suppression and domestic power. Reliance Street in Manchester was our most complex project. The 3240m4 facility which was built over a split level consists of a steel portal frame building with roller shutter doors and fast acting curtain doors. Also, within our scope of works is ducting & drainage, concrete push walls, concrete slabs, M&E, fire suppression, dust & odour control, and the installation of a permanent facility.


Suez Waste and Recycling


Greater Manchester




104 weeks

Key Challenges.

A key constraint of both the Chichester and Reliance Street schemes was we needed to deliver our projects while ensuring the existing waste transfer facilities located on the sites remained open throughout our construction which worked a full seven-day week. We created an extensive communication plan to ensure our operations did not impact on the waste delivery. Fencing and segregation for the vehicles utilising our gateman ensured we did not create any disturbance for the live facility.

Our Solution.

A complexity of this project was that the waste compaction process contractor delivered their package of works whilst we were on site and therefore, this interface between our respective works had to be closely managed and coordinated. We conducted numerous workshops and meetings with their design and engineering team to ensure they were able to deliver and install their complex waste processing equipment with the warehouse whilst our works were ongoing. This was achieved without issue.

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