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Council marks a new high point in depot development
16th April 2014

Mid Sussex District Council is celebrating the progress on the new Bridge Road refuse and recycling depot as the main structure gets its roof.

On a recent visit to the Haywards Heath site, Councillor Pru Moore, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Sustainability was pleased to see the progress being made on the multi-million pound project, which now has roofing and a number of internal walls. The development is running to schedule and is on track to be fully operational by the beginning of this summer.

The Bridge Road depot is the base for the Council’s fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles. The old depot at Bridge Road was almost 50 years old, no longer fit for purpose and in need of redevelopment. The Council decided the most cost effective solution would be to replace it with new modern buildings.

With high environmental credentials and built in energy saving devices, the new depot will be more environmentally friendly, reducing the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of energy and water. These improvements will reduce future running and maintenance costs and provide better value for money for Mid Sussex residents.

The foundation of the new building was laid in September and, despite challenges presented by the inclement weather, great progress is being made. With the roof now in place, contractors can get on with completing the inside of the building.

“It is very exciting to see how well the project is coming on”, said Councillor Pru Moore, Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Sustainability. “This is an important time in the development and it is good to mark the substantial progress made to date. This is one of our major projects in recent years, representing a significant investment in the service, the workers and infrastructure which serves the district as a whole.”

Following the completion of the new depot, the site of the old depot will be made into custom built office spaces for business start-ups, providing support for economic development in the area.



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