Leeds RERF Bourne Steel

Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility



Market Sector: Energy and Power

Client: Veolia

Engineer: TATA Steel

Main Contractor: Clugston

The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility is designed to remove recyclable waste from black bins and recover energy from what is left over. It significantly reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

The 42 metre high structure features an arched glulam timber frame and a 1800m2 living green wall to the South elevation (believed to be the largest in Europe).

Bourne Steel were responsible for the construction of the following:

  • Two main structural steel fire walls that follow the curved shape of the building up to 42 metres high.
  • Two 10 storey feature fire escapes to the main entrance.
  • Viewing platform, entrance buildings and main Crane steel including fatigue design to the bunker and turbine halls.
  • A feature steel for the Green wall to support planting along the full length of the building.