Weedon Architects have been appointed to design and deliver the proposed Energy Park which will complement Cory Riverside Energy’s existing Riverside Resource Recovery Facility which has been operating successfully since 2011.
Riverside Energy Park will divert a further c.655,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste away from landfill each year maximising the River Thames, Cory’s ‘green highway’, and minimising transportation by road.
The Energy Park will integrate a range of technologies including waste energy recovery, anaerobic digestion, solar panels, combined heat and power infrastructure and battery storage. The integrated electricity generating station will generate up to 96MW of electricity capacity that will supply low carbon renewable electricity to London for the equivalent of c.140,000 homes.
The application for development consent was submitted during November 2018 and approved in April 2020 with a proposed start on site date of Spring 2022. The Riverside Energy Park will be fully operational in 2025.