Company chosen to create new £23 million operational hub

An artist's impression of the West Suffolk Operational Hub

An artist's impression of the West Suffolk Operational Hub - Credit: Archant

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been appointed to create the new £23 million state-of-the-art operational hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

It includes a waste transfer station, a split level household waste recycling centre, vehicle depot and a re-use shop facility.

Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are involved in the project and will use the site at Hollow Road Farm, in Fornham St Martin, to provide waste collection and disposal facilities.

Saul Humphrey, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s east region, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to deliver the new West Suffolk Operational Hub. West Suffolk is becoming an increasingly popular place to live and it’s important that the right facilities are in place to manage the demands of this growing community.

“We’re looking forward to delivering a facility that is sympathetic to the surrounding environment and will provide high-quality services for communities across West Suffolk for years to come.”

Councillors Peter Stevens and David Bowman, cabinet members respectively for St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Councils, said: “The way in which this project is delivered is important and Morgan Sindall has already established its credentials with a strong community engagement plan and we look forward to working with the business.”

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member responsible for waste, Paul West, said: “Following an extensive period of planning and consultation, it is good to see work beginning on site to develop a facility that is fit for the future needs of residents across west Suffolk.”

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