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Barking Riverside Ltd
Located along the banks of the River Thames and covering 443 acres, Barking Riverside – a partnership between The Mayor of London and L&Q – will include 10,800 new homes of mixed size and style, up to 50 per cent of which will be affordable, when the site is fully developed.
Plans to provide 65,000 square metres of commercial floor space for shopping, restaurants, cafés, community and leisure facilities, healthcare and schools also feature heavily in its overall vision, as well as a brand new train station to increase access to the heart of the capital.
As part of the project’s commitment to placemaking and ensuring that its residents have access to sustainable living space, Barking Riverside commissioned Envac to design and install its pneumatic waste collection system which, on completion, will be Europe’s largest ever system.
… here today at Barking Riverside
Type of development City
Waste collection capacity 16 tons/day
Client Barking Riverside Ltd
Envac contract awarded 2017
Launched Up and running on a small scale sine May 2019. Total project to be completed by 2031.
Type of project New development
Type of system Stationary vacuum system
Pipe network dimension (mm) 500
Pipe network length (mts) 8,700
Nr. of waste fractions 2
Type of waste fraction Rest incl. organic / Dry recyclables
Nr. of storage tanks (MOVAC) N/A
Number of apartments Total 13,700 units plus commercial areas
Our sustainability-led ethos and commitment to making this a clean, green and pleasant area in which to live led us to this ground-breaking method of waste collection. By integrating Envac and making waste collection one of the key environmental strands of Barking Riverside London, we’ve not only ensured that waste collection will operate sustainably and effectively, but also taken the carbon emissions and traffic safety aspects attributable to a constant flow of waste collection vehicles out of the equation.Matthew Carpen, Project Director at Barking Riverside London