About the project
Groundwork London was commissioned by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to develop and implement a masterplan to regenerate the landscape of two adjoining housing estates, Fulham Court and Barclay Close.
The aim of the project was to improve physical and visual connections between the two estates, which are of differing grains and building types, and the surrounding private residential streets.
The £1.3m project included:
- Improving access throughout the estate
- Parking for vehicles and bicycles
- External bin enclosures
- Paving and landscaping
- Recreational areas
- Green central square connecting the two estates
- Upgrades to street lighting and CCTV systems
Waste handling and recycling challenge
One of the challenges was storing an increased number of recycling bins securely in a way that would integrate visually into the high profile scheme.
PBM wasteSTOR™, manufactured by metroSTOR, was specified by Sanchia Dunn at Groundwork London.
PBM wasteSTOR™ is a practical and effective design that encloses four-wheeled waste and recycling bins. No space is left for refuse to be deposited outside of the receptacle provided.
With a number of door aperture and access control options available, the prevention of unauthorised usage or contamination of recyclables containers, associated anti-social behaviour and costly unscheduled waste removal visits made this the idea product for the regeneration scheme.
The installation of external bin units in place of internal refuse chutes was undertaken by Bower Contracting through the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham framework contract with Mitie.
The new waste recycling facilities fit seamlessly into the environment, creating an appealing and low physical profile waste storage solution.
Satisfied by project's success, MetroSTOR has been selected for other projects.
Groundwork London specified the PBM wasteSTOR™ for other areas.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham placed an order for a scooterSTOR™ charging station.