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Farrans awarded contract for £39m recycling hub in Bath

Farrans regional director Glenn Gilmore (second left) and contracts manager Clare Taylor with Bath & North East Somerset councillors David Wood and Kevin Guy

DUNMURRY-headquartered Farrans Construction has been appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council as the main contractor for the £39 million Keynsham recycling hub.

It involves developing a new facility offering a range of services which will make it easier for residents to recycle and help reduce general waste and operational costs.

Work has commenced on site and, when complete, the four-hectare site will include a modern recycling centre, a reuse shop for people to donate items for reuse and resale, an MOT centre and an education centre.

Glenn Gilmore, regional director at Farrans, part of the listed CRH Group and which employs 550 people at offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Belfast, said: “The recycling hub will integrate many of the council's sustainability measures including on-site renewable energy generation. We're delighted to be growing our logistics and waste management portfolio in England.

“Farrans bring a strong organisational approach to responsibly managing our environmental footprint across site operations and value chain. This project will see the delivery of new innovative methods providing a high quality environmentally friendly solution to the council's asset.”

Councillor David Wood, cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “Keynsham recycling hub is an ambitious project which includes a raft of innovative measures that will help us to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies.

“It will be transformational, expanding public recycling provision while future-proofing our service and meeting the need for household waste and recycling and kerbside collections now and in the future. I'm looking forward to coming back and seeing the construction progress.”

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