CASE STUDY: Veolia Hollingdean – Brighton

Working with Veolia at Brighton to install a new fire suppression system to the Waste Transfer Building.

Contract Duration: 11 weeks
Client: ES South Downs Ltd
Role: Principal Contractor


Veolia’s state-of-the-art Hollingdean Materials Recovery Facility sorts and bulks household waste from East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.


CBL were appointed to stabilise a vertical chalk face, install a new services road crossing and fire suppression system with works predominantly undertaken at night.


CBL undertook the required civil works using recognised sustainable methods of construction and recycled materials where possible. The Hollingdean Material Recovery Facility is part of a network of strategically placed facilities designed to increase recycling and recovery in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove generates around 120,000 tonnes of household waste each year; the Material Recovery Facility and Waste Transfer Station facilities in Hollingdean cover a throughput of 160,000 tonnes a year to cope with this.

works included
  • Vegetation clearance
  • Protecting failed chalk face
  • Fuel tank relocation (disconnection reinstatement and commissioning)
  • Wind turbine removal
  • Installation of concrete pads and thrust blocks for new sprinkler pipe infrastructure
  • Installation of a heavy duty pre-cast road crossing service duct
  • Sprinkler main and associated pipework installation