Designs by energy from waste specialists, Fletcher Rae UK, have achieved planning permission to develop two landmark Clydeside facilities on behalf of Peel Environmental.

Glasgow City Council has granted consent for the £145m South Clyde Energy Centre (SCEC) at Bogmoor Road. The SCEC will take waste left after recycling to generate up to 20MW of electricity for export to the grid – the equivalent of powering 38,000 homes, 55% of which will be renewable.

The signature SCEC facility is at the western gateway to the city centre adjacent to the M8 motorway.

Last week, West Dunbartonshire Council approved the £35m North Clyde Recycling Centre (NCRC) at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, which will include a Recyclables Sorting Facility (RSF) where mixed recyclables such as glass, metals and plastic are sorted. This will sit alongside a Recyclables Recovery Facility (RRF) and an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant.

Fletcher Rae was appointed on both energy from waste projects, following its successful design and master planning role on Peel’s flagship Ince Resource Recovery Park – the largest facility of its type in Europe.

Bob Fletcher, managing director of Fletcher Rae UK, commented, “Our radical design solutions were praised at committee, together with our approach to pre-application dialogue with all stakeholders, the city council, the Urban Design Panel and Design Scotland.

“The whole design development process was a textbook example of good working relationships through the planning process, collaborating with a progressive client and a design conscious authority. We are delighted that our innovative solutions will further change the perception of waste to one of a resource, and form part of a collection of signature building developments in the 2014 Commonwealth Games city.”

Fletcher Rae is an 18 strong Manchester-based architects practice, operating nationally and internationally across commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, education, master planning, energy from waste and residential sectors.