Sharpe Pritchard acts in successful green waste procurement

Sharpe Pritchard have successfully closed a green waste project on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

The team led by Ros Serrelli (Partner) advised on the scheme which will see a £7m in-vessel composting facility being built by Biowise Limited – the first such facility in the North West.

The project represents an important piece of new infrastructure for the region, and comes as Cheshire East Council faces a rise in population over forthcoming years, with plans to expand its current household organic waste collection service to include food waste.

Sharpe Pritchard supported Cheshire East Council throughout the procurement process which saw Biowise Limited emerge as preferred bidder from a competitive dialogue process. The Sharpe Pritchard team developed and negotiated the contractual provisions and advised the Council on commercial risk and procurement strategy as part of a wider project team, working with the Council’s officers and other external advisers.

Biowise Limited (trading as Wastewise) will design, build, finance and operate the facility, which should be operational by Q3 in 2019. The facility will incorporate state-of-the-art Gicom in-vessel composting (“IVC”) equipment, along with aerated static pile (“ASP”) composting, screening and blending operations at a site near Crewe, owned by the Council.

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