DB3 win architectural contract for North London’s ERF

DB3 is proud to announce that we have been appointed by Acciona to provide architectural design and landscape architecture for a new £683m world class Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) for North London Waste Authority (NLWA). DB3, who will be supported by Gillespies, will undertake RIBA Stages 2-6 at the Edmonton EcoPark site, which will be the UK’s greenest ERF.

The scheme forms part of a £1.2bn investment known as the North London Heat and Power Project, which will serve seven north London boroughs. With the concept design led by international architecture practice Grimshaw, DB3 will lead the delivery of the facility to completion.

The facility will divert up to 700,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year. It will be treated in order to generate electricity for up to 127,000 homes as well as generate heating and hot water for one of the UK’s largest district heat networks that will support 50,000 homes and businesses. The new ERF will play a major part in North London Waste Authority’s plan to help North London reach Net Zero.

“The contract, which is a result of more than 5 years of groundwork from DB3, is a major win for us and solidifies our business as a key architectural specialist in the energy and waste sector. Having been involved in over 40 relevant schemes throughout the UK, our teams rich expertise was favoured by Acciona, North London Waste Authority and Grimshaw Architects.” said Tom Hill, Director and Head of DB3 Leeds Studio.





Construction will commence later this year with the intention for the ERF to be operational by 2026.


*Images by Grimshaw Architects

Date Published: 13 May 2022

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