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Skanska £170m waste scheme to create 300 jobs in construction

A £170m new waste recovery facility in Bradford has been given planning permission, with Skanska and Aecom set to carry out work under a 50/50 joint venture.

Bradford Council’s regulatory and appeals committee has approved plans submitted by Pennine Resource Recovery for the new centre to be built at Bowling Back Lane, Bradford.

PRR was formed in January 2012 and is a consortium of Skanska, FCC Environment and Aecom and is led by Skanska as the principal investor in the scheme which will be operated for 25 years by FCC Environment, once completed.

Skanska was appointed as preferred bidder in April and its contract will involve the design, build, finance and operation of the new ‘resource recovery’ facility in Bradford which could produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 20,000 homes.

The facility will mechanically extract valuable recyclable materials from Bradford and Calderdale’s household waste before using the remainder to produce electricity to be supplied to the National Grid.

As part of the project, approximately 80 permanent jobs will be created at Bowling Back Lane and Hard Ings Way Keighley, with a further 300 positions created during construction.

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