Redevelopment to begin on Woolston Waste Water Treatment Works

Improved odour control, environmental standards and redesign for Woolston

Initially a temporary works will be built to treat the wastewater before sections of the existing facility, which dates back to 1966, will be demolished. Once the temporary works is complete the construction of the new facility will begin and is estimated to be complete in 2019.

Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s Senior Executive Vice President said: “We’re working closely with the consortium to ensure Southampton residents are receiving the most efficient technologies suitable for their needs. We are looking forward to seeing the facility begin to take shape and complement the redevelopment of the area.”

The proposal was approved by Southampton City Council in June following the decision by the Planning and Rights of Way panel in January to delegate final approval to the Planning and Development Manager. With the completion of the standard judicial review period, the project got the green light at the end of July.

The new scheme will:

  • Improve odour control at the site
  • Ensure the treated wastewater leaving the site meets new, higher environmental standards
  • Involve a complete redesign of the works so it fits in with the redevelopment of the area.

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Notes to the Editor

About Veolia UK

We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and received a Four Star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 187,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2013, the group Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion* in 2013.

(*) 2013 pro-forma unaudited figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment.


Caroline Rams

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