Waste management

The management of waste, generated in any project, can be a major operational and costly issue if it is not properly planned out. Our team develops bespoke waste management strategies and solutions, providing detailed management plans to ensure effective management of materials.

We prioritise management options based on the core principles of sanitary provision, legislative requirements, sustainability principles and economics. However, we also seek to ensure we enhance design wherever possible. This could be via the increase in rental income from stadia through improved venue turnaround, or perhaps eliminating waste movements in hospital corridors. 

We author waste and resource components of environmental statements and manage the overall EIA process. We also develop workable mitigation and monitoring to generate site waste management plans. We take applications through the planning and permitting process. Our experts are rigorous in liaising with central government on legislation and local authorities on local waste policy.

Our services include:

  • Design and advice on waste management infrastructure
  • Characterising, quantifying and costing waste flows
  • Reverse logistics
  • Analysis of opportunities for local treatment of waste via infrastructural assessments
  • Economic appraisal of waste systems
  • Smart systems in waste collection
  • Local waste policy and legislation review and local waste infrastructure review
  • Presentation of storage, collection and treatment options

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The masterplanning and design of the London Olympic Park and Legacy proposals began in autumn 2003. Part of the EDAW Consortium, BuroHappold provided strategic engineering advice and design. The challenge was to develop a setting for the Games which achieved both planning approvals from the four local London Boroughs and provided a compelling masterplan for a successful bid to the International Olympic Committee in Singapore in July 2005.

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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 Money Hill Consortium engaged BuroHappold 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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The current King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's third largest air facility and occupies an area of 102 km². Jeddah is close to Islam's holy cities of Mecca and Medina and the Hajj Terminal...

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Folkestone Seafront



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....

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Convoys Wharf



The 16ha Convoy’s Wharf site, whose use as a dockyard and wharf dates back to the times of Henry VIII, occupies a significant part of the London Borough of Lewisham’s river frontage. 

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Stretching between Mecca and Medinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, the brand new 460km long Haramain High Speed Rail project is a bold step towards a truly connected Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our team have designed the four main stations, combining efficiency and aestethics into landmarks for the cities they are serving.

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Sector Leader

James Hobson


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Regional Leaders

Middle East

Dr Rob Cooke

Dr. Robert Cooke


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Saudi Arabia

Sherif Hassan

Senior Environmental Consultant

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