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Energy from waste

Market Overview

As increasing landfill taxes and government support for renewable energy continues to raise its profile, the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector is emerging as one of the fastest growing areas for construction work and Lakesmere has hit the ground running by successfully delivering a number of complex contracts.

As a relatively new sector for Lakesmere, the teams are constantly facing new challenges whether it is in terms of the lengthy planning periods, the complex design and development of the individual schemes, procurement or the difficult installation processes. However Lakesmere’s enviable reputation for identifying innovative solutions to even the most demanding of briefs and experience of working across the sectors has provided the building envelope specialists with the necessary skills and resources to face the unique challenges involved with EfW projects.

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Skills & Expertise

Despite the impressive environmental credentials, working in this sector is no walk in the park. Complicated and lengthy planning procedures are the norm, not least because of the obvious environmental implications but also because of the sheer scale of the facilities and the fact that they can easily dominate urban communities or disturb rural areas. Positive collaborative working practices at pre-tender stage, such as those demonstrate by Lakesmere throughout its extensive portfolio, haven proven therefore essential to ensure that the building design is not only functional but also sympathetic to its surroundings and uses only the most appropriate products in its final specification.

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