Client: Sims Recycling Solutions

Project Value: £12m

Contractor: Dudleys

Area: 76,500 ft²

Status: Completed


Sims Recycling Solutions facility at Newport Docks, South Wales is the largest and most advance facility of its kind in the world. The building has been designed to process 100,000 tones of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) every year, with an in-built capacity to expand.

The design for the building was developed closely with the Sims management team and the projects main contractor, Dudleys and provides 50,000ft² of processing space, supported by 4,500ft² of covered storage space alongside and to one end of the building.

An administration block completes the facility, providing a visitor’s reception area and staff changing rooms with showers and toilets, training rooms and staff canteen at ground floor level, with office space, a conference room, meeting rooms, toilets and a visitor’s viewing area looking over the processing space on the first and second floors. The administration block provides almost 22,000ft² of floor space.