Main contract at Edmonton scheme has price tag of close to £700m

Contractors have been given until September to send in expressions of interest for a £683m contract to build a new heat and power plant in north London.

The facility at Edmonton will treat up to 700,000 tonnes of waste and provide enough electricity to power over 127,000 homes.

Eco Park House

The new complex will be able to power 127,000 homes

Client North London Waste Authority, which is made up of seven north London boroughs including Camden, Enfield, Hackney and Haringey, has asked firms to get in touch by 11 September with tenders due to be sent out to firms in the first week of November.

The successful firm will be responsible for the construction of an Energy Recovery Facility, which is where north London’s non-recyclable waste will be used to generate heat and power for thousands of homes and divert waste from going to landfill.

It is expected up to three firms will be shortlisted for the deal which is expected to run for just under four years.

Last December, Buckingham was handed one of the first contracts on the £1.2bn project when it was appointed to build a laydown area to the east of the Edmonton EcoPark site. The value of its deal is £8.8m.