Tonwell St Mary's School visit Ware HWRC Supersite Development

Published: 28 Nov 2019


Pupils from Tonwell St Mary’s Primary school visited the site of Hertfordshire County Council’s new Ware HWRC Supersite recently. The site team welcomed members of the school council to the construction site, which is just three miles from the school.

The students heard from Balfour Beatty Sustainability Manager, Olivia Phillips, and Balfour Beatty Graduate Civil Engineer, Mohammed Gashamee, to learn the meaning of ‘sustainability’, ‘environment’, as well as the plans for Hertfordshire County Council’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre.

After the presentations, the students got to see the site team and plant in action from the safety of a viewing platform built on the site compound.

Simon Aries, Assistant Director for Transport, Waste and Environmental Management at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We’re really excited about the new centre, which will be the first supersite in Hertfordshire. The construction works are also a great opportunity to explain the importance of sustainability and protecting our environment to the next generation, and I hope the school pupils found their visit interesting and informative.”

The construction project is managed by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council and is being delivered under the Scape National Civil Engineering framework. The site team are continuing to build on the employment and skills objectives of this project by increasing local school and pupil engagement, providing work experience and apprenticeships, and working with local charities.

Construction is due to be completed in Summer 2020 and will deliver a new supersite able to accommodate up to 300,000 visits per year and increase reuse and recycling of unwanted items by making it easier to do so.

For more information, visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/recycling-and-waste/news-and-events/ware-recycling-centre-becoming-a-super-site.aspx