Embassy Gardens Ballymore Project
Embassy Gardens, described as ‘the most important regeneration story in London and in the UK over the next 20 years’ for its architectural style, world-famous Sky Pool and sustainable features.
The 15-acre development is in the heart of Nine Elms in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The project regenerates a formerly industrial area of South West London with 1,555 new homes, 47,355sq m commercial space, 7,139sq m retail which all come with plenty of outdoor space. The residents will also have access to a gym, spa and health club, library, cinema and yoga studio and space for 339 bikes to promote cycling.
Embassy Gardens is aiming to create one of London’s most sustainable commercial properties. With a target to reach the highest sustainability ratings, including BREEAM Outstanding, an APC A certification and a five-star NABERS energy-efficiency rating.
Delivery of waste management services
We were delighted to win the tender to provide full waste management services for the fit-out stage of the project, our first site with Ballymore. Elements to successfully winning the tender included our high recycling rate, 100% diversion from landfill commitment and our alignment to Ballymore’s sustainability targets.
We provided skips, rolonof containers and wheelie bins for mixed construction waste, segregated plasterboard and CoSHH waste services. Collection services included dustcarts, rolonof and skip lorries which transported waste in our carbon neutral fleet (which has now occurred to 2,000+ road miles no carbon emissions from Powerdays fleet) to our Brixton site, just three miles down the road. Waste was bulked and transported to our Materials Recycling Facility in Willesden Junction for processing.
Successful outcome at Embassy Gardens
Over 1,300 tonnes of waste was removed during the project – all construction and demolition waste was 100% diverted from landfill with a 75% recycling rate. The remainder of the waste was processed as RDF (refuse-derived-fuel) and sent to generate energy from waste.
Powerday was able to generate £43,313 of social value through the project spend.
Ballymore has since awarded Powerday two more projects – the Brentford Project and Royal Wharf, Deanston.
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore says: “We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities.”
Eamon Davitt, Commercial Manager, Powerday who lead the project says: “We are very pleased with how this project went, everything ran smoothly and we worked well with the EcoWorld Ballymore team. The successful delivery of the project has led to further work with Ballymore and there’s no better outcome for us than that”.