North London Heat and Power Project Sewer Diversion

  • Sector:Water & Utilities
  • Client:North London Waste Authority
  • Location:Edmonton
  • Value:£4.9m

As part of the enabling works for the construction of an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at the EcoPark in North London by the North London Heath and Power Project (NLHPP), Barhale were contracted to divert the Thames Water-owned Chingford and Angel public sewers.

The new energy recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark will deal with up to 700,000 tonnes of waste from the seven north London boroughs per year. It will generate efficient, low carbon heat and power to serve the needs of 127,000 homes.

Drawing on decades of experience delivering similarly complex schemes, Barhale developed an innovative design and construction method for the sewer diversions. This not only accelerated the programme and reduced the cost, but it also minimised the potential disruption to the community and it significantly reduced the environmental impact. Tailored social value initiatives also ensured that the team contributed to the creation of a lasting legacy, as part of the wider project.