Riverside Resource Recovery Plant

Located on the banks of the Thames, on the site of the previous oil-fired Belvedere power station, we were approached by Cory Environmental to support a complex proposal for an Energy from Waste facility. The Riverside Resource Recovery Plant was designed to replace a previous landfill operation, by providing an incineration plant. Its location offers ease of access for river barges, and today the plant burns some 575,000 tonnes of waste per annum. Challenged by this visually prominent site, our architectural team sought to develop a building which embraced its location and operations.

Project details

  • 6 ha site
  • 575,000 tonnes of waste recycled annually
  • Enough to power 66,000 homes
  • Minimum combustion temperatures of 850degrees are achieved