Bridport Household Recycling Centre

  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Peter Cook
  • © Mitchell Eley Gould
  • © Mitchell Eley Gould

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

South West

Local Authority Area

West Dorset

Information about this scheme

A new household waste recycling and transfer facility in Bridport for Dorset Waste Partnership. The scheme was very carefully designed to be integrated into the natural landscape within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It supports the surrounding biodiversity of a designated SNCI with a detailed and ambitious landscape scheme and minimises its impact with careful massing design and material choices. As a public facility it presents a strong and positive sustainability agenda whilst providing much needed local amenity with excellent work and user environments. The building design uses Siberian larch cladding which is untreated, very hard wearing and from renewable sources, adding a softness to this otherwise hard and necessarily mechanical building. The timber compliments the galvanised grating cladding and the carefully shuttered smooth concrete. The design is followed through on site as the building was very carefully built and crafted with a real care for the detail.

Credits

Architect

Mitchell Eley Gould

Client

Dorset County Council

Structural Engineer

Dorset Highways, Dorset County Council

Project Manager

Dorset Highways, Dorset County Council

Civil Engineers

Dorset Highways, Dorset County Council

Main Contractor

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd

Transport Consultant

IMA Transport Planning

Landscape Architect

Nicholas Pearson Associates

Primary Use Class

Sui Generis - Other Use Class not listed above