Today we joined representatives from West Lindsey District Council and Whittam Cox Architects to celebrate the opening of the Council’s brand-new £5 million purpose-built central depot at Caenby Corner.
The project, which was constructed by us, designed by partners Whittam Cox Architects and had the assistance of procurement specialists Pagabo, has now been passed over to Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Operatives, to soon begin their first waste collection journeys around the District.
At the ceremony today, the depot was officially opened by local MP Sir Edward Leigh to mark the beginning of a new age for the Council. The central facility – which began construction in late Autumn 2020 – will secure the future of waste collection and street cleaning services in the District for years to come.
Tony Shaw, Managing Director said: “We are thrilled to handover this top-class facility to West Lindsey District Council. It has been a pleasure to work collaboratively with the Council and Whittam Cox Architects to deliver this future-proofed scheme and we are very pleased with the initial feedback we have received from the customer and partners.”
With West Lindsey District Council committed to reducing its carbon footprint to net-zero by 2050 at the latest, the design and construction of the building has looked to reflect that.
Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the building, as well as other “green” designs, including six electric vehicle charging points, LED lighting and lighting controls, heating, cooling and hot water provided by air source heat pumps, and double glazing to ensure working environments are comfortable for workers in a way that minimises carbon emissions.
The site near Caenby Corner includes a parking area for the fleet as well as storage buildings, wash facilities, visitor parking and a main operations building, which has been positioned as a visual landmark from the A631. It is also flexible enough to act as an Emergency Planning centre for the District in times of emergency.
This site near Caenby Corner is modern, efficient, and meets every purpose we need it to as a Council. It has been an absolute delight to watch the process unfold from a vision to what I see before me right now. As the Leader of the Council has said, our congratulations and thanks go to everybody involved, in particular our partners Henry Boot Construction and Whittam Cox Architects who have been keeping us informed from the word go. It has been a pleasure to work with them.
Ady Selby, Assistant Director of Operational and Commercial Services, West Lindsey District Council