Pembroke Road Waste Transfer Centre

  • Client

    Buckinghamshire Council

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    October 2020

Buckinghamshire Council’s existing waste and recycling services depot on Pembroke Road, Aylesbury has been expanded to cater for the local population growth. The local Council identified the need to plan for and accommodate growth within the Aylesbury Vale district over the next 10 years and relieve associated pressures on the existing waste and recycling services. This has culminated in the Morgan Sindall team working closely with the Council to reconfigure the layout of the existing depot to optimise the site and to mitigate environmental impacts, the project was procured through the Southern Construction Framework.

The Challenge

Challenges of the redevelopment centred on the need to maintain the operation of the existing facility which entailed the works being undertaken over several phases and the fact that the site is bounded to the north and the south by two small rivers which have a history of flooding.

Towards completion of the project the Bear Brook river had already broke its north bank causing flooding across the site where defence measures were tested and successfully combined to prevent any flooding inside the new buildings.

The Solution

The contract works were divided into an initial demolition enabling works package followed by two sectional completions to accommodate the different phasing of the site works. The first being the construction of a new 699 sqm commercial vehicle MOT workshop with vehicle repair and service facilities for both local taxi drivers and the depot’s own Rigid Vehicles fleet which will bring about additional revenue for the depot.  The second phase provided a new 1825 sqm Waste Transfer and Recycling Station with a modern fire suppression canon system serviced by a 125,000-litre tank. The new buildings were supplemented with the upgrade of external slabs and wayfinding pedestrian routes with allocated fleet vehicle and staff parking areas. Specialist equipment provision included a new weighbridge, 2no industrial carwashes and a 45,000litre refuelling zone.

As part of the flood defences, we also provided a bespoke metal flood barrier system designed to be installed across each door and roller shutter opening.

The Results

The successful completion of the project culminated in the merging of the new and upgraded existing areas to provide a state-of-the-art depot ready to support the growing population needs of the Aylesbury Vale district.




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Client Testimonials

Having worked with Morgan Sindall on previous projects, I was pleased to be working with them again. In my experience, Morgan Sindall’s working ethos has ensured a well-presented safe site, with experienced personnel to deliver projects successfully. Pembroke Road depot is an operational site, with Morgan Sindall’s well-informed phasing and site constraint considerations, both the construction work and service delivery has been able to continue seamlessly. During the challenging and evolving Client Brief and timescale, Morgan Sindall have demonstrated an excellent collaborative approach. Honest and open dialogue and sharing respective points of view has allowed us to arrive at Contract Award with a positive team ethic.

You have all been agile in your approach to ensuring our onsite operational needs are considered and remain unaffected by the project. We often do not know you’re working on site – it can’t get much better than that!”

Contractor Performance | Commitments


100% payment within 30 days terms


99% waste diverted from landfill

100% timber responsibly sourced

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CCS Score 41/45

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15 No of SMEs

18 beneficiaries

6 jobs created

154 apprentice trainee weeks and 16 Work Experience students

Schools engagement: 130 students

£300 donations to charity

£8,650 community investment project

£2.38 LM3

103% social value created


Soft landings for handover

Dedicated Morgan Sindall point of contact

On-line portal for notifying any defects with 3 priority categories for response times

Any site specific process/initiatives

SCF Framework Manager

James Wright


Phone: 07761 330560

Contractor Framework Manager

Alan Smedley


Phone: 07967 686066