The brief

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 in 2031, will be one of Europe’s largest.

Envac's UK office is located in The Wilds, a stunning building by Jestico+Whiles.
The Wilds building also hosts the waste collection terminal.
Apart from the above The Wilds is a multi-purpose community, ecology and event space.

2 fractions

Residual and dry recyclables

460 inlets

Replacing 19 000 traditional bins. Saving space and contributing to the aesthetics.

16 tons of waste/day

A pipe network of 8,700 meter and with the dimension of 500 mm, offers a total capacity of 16 tons/day.

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.

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