Waste

By the year 2030, waste management is set to evolve rapidly in order to deal with the impacts of resource scarcity, urbanisation, reformed economic conditions and an altering service provision for the built environment.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure"

Over the past eight years, our work and the opportunities presented to our waste consultants have allowed us to be at the forefront of waste systems design and built environment integration. Buro Happold’s holistic approach to designing the built environment means our waste team really understands how waste solutions must fit into a building, environmental or civic management plan. The team has a deep insight in how the impacts of waste can be minimised and how resources can be made to go further, which allows us to provide practical and cost efficient solutions to many waste problems.

Our understanding of waste is intertwined with our knowledge of logistics, resulting in our ability to see otherwise unforeseen needs in new buildings and communities, unlocking hidden opportunities, so that we can specify appropriate infrastructure that is integrated with, and connected to, the developments it serves.

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Old clothes: where does it all go?
Happold Consulting

Blog

19/03/2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the old clothes that you drop off at the local charity shop, or clothes recycling bins? Ever looked at a torn item of clothing and thought “that’s not going to be useful to anyone” a

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WRAP - Copyright Klaci
Happold Consulting

Project

17/03/2014

From previous studies, WRAP has identified that there is a significant volume of textile arisings which are currently going to energy from waste or landfill, which might instead be reused

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The National Infrastructure Plan: Water, Waste and Flooding
Buro Happold

Blog

20/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In this our fourth and last blog...

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Waste in new age skyscrapers - image copyright Jose Sorribes
Buro Happold

Blog

05/12/2013

Recently I read an interesting article relating to a new residential 47 storey skyscraper  that was being developed in Benidorm, Spain. Basically, the design  team of the building forgot to fit an adequate elevat

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Reedeming waste
Buro Happold

Blog

08/10/2013

It’s no secret that Brazil’s economy is growing at a rapid rate; the country is currently the sixth largest, and one of the top five, fastest growing economies in the world. This growth is expected to continue over the next...

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Construction Week's Power 50 logo
Buro Happold

News

22/08/2013

Buro Happold is delighted to have been featured in Construction Week’s Power 50 listing, as one of the Middle East's leading MEP consultants. You can read what the publication had to say below, or to find out more...

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Buro Happold

Project

13/08/2013

The Money Hill Consortium engaged Buro Happold to assist in the design and preparation of outline and detailed planning applications for a development that will include 605 new homes, a medical health centre, primary school and...

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Folkestone Seafront
Buro Happold

Project

06/08/2013

The redevelopment of Folkestone Seafront represents an important part of the town’s regeneration and will bring 1,000 new homes and up to 10,000m2 of commercial and leisure uses to the prominent beach side site. Buro...

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Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 2 and 3

Project

05/08/2013

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project involves an ambitious plan to regenerate part of the city centre of Doha in Qatar in a sustainable way for the 21st century, and Buro Happold is working with client...

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Convoys Wharf
Buro Happold

Project

02/08/2013

The Convoys Wharf site covers an area of approximately 16 hectares and occupies a significant part of the London Borough of Lewisham’s river frontage.

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Waste Management
Buro Happold

Blog

19/07/2013

With the exception of increasing generation rates and that we call it something else, waste management has not radically changed in 20 years.  Instead of building big landfills we now try and build big waste to energy...

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TRACE City energy thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Jamaica Bay thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

20/11/2012

Perched on the eastern edge of New York City, the Jamaica Bay parklands cover more than 10,000 acres of land surrounding one of the most bio-diverse urban estuaries on the Atlantic seaboard. Historically, sections of the parklands have been separately owned and managed by the federal National Park Service (NPS) and the city Department of Parks, with limited collaboration in land management and provision of services. Numerous other organizations ranging from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to non-profit land trusts are involved in advocacy for, and conservation of, various sections of the parklands.

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Dar es Salaam thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

19/11/2012

Dar Es Salaam faces some key social and economic challenges as one of the poorest countries in Africa, with growing inequality despite GDP growth of 5-6% per year. There is a growing backlog of urban infrastructure requirements and transportation relies primarily on privately provided mini-buses. Water and electricity household connections remain low and 80% of housing is ‘informal’. In the past, masterplans for the city have not been implemented due to a lack of coordinated planning and inadequate resources.

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Ad’Diriyyah Comprehensive Development Plan thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Ad’Diriyyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Jeddah Strategic Plan thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Sector Director

Buro Happold

Trevor Curson

Director


Sector Leader

Buro Happold

James Hobson

Associate