Building the facility

Construction of the facility


Although it is an industrial building, it was important that the facility should look right in its Suffolk setting.

The facility was designed by award-winning architects, Grimshaw – best known for designing the Eden Project in Cornwall. The louvre cladding on the main part of the building has been designed to reflect the famous Suffolk skies and means the building looks slightly different depending on the time of day.

The site has been landscaped using native plants, trees and hedges. A new wetland area and an extensive meadow to the north of the site will encourage wildlife to flourish.

The facility has been described by CABE, the architectural watchdog, as ‘having the makings of an outstanding new industrial building’ which could set the standard for future buildings of its kind.


Construction of the facility was recorded in photographs by a time-lapse camera and can be viewed in the document below ...

Computer generated fly-throughs

You can take a virtual look around the outside of the facility with the below computer generated fly-throughs too ...

Suffolk energy-from-waste facility

View travelling from Great Blakenham village

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