Project Information
Project name: UK: Gloucestershire Waste PPP
Project description:

Deliver waste management services for the diversion of municipal solid waste from landfill. A new energy from waste plant will be build with capacity to treat between 150-175,000 tonnes of residual waste a year. Location, subject to approval, is on a site at Javelin Park.

There will be an option to extend the partnerships to 35 years.

The project was originally formulated as a PFI scheme, with the council receiving £92m in PFI credits. However, the credits were withdrawn as part of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, but the council has decided to continue with the procurement through a PPP model.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has given the go-ahead for the £180m waste PPP deal in Gloucestershire following a planning dispute.

The deal reached financial close in February 2013 with the UBB consortium, comprising waste specialist Uberior and Balfour Beatty, but was thrown into doubt when planning permission for the new plant was refused by the Gloucestershire County Council’s planning committee.

UBB appealed to the Secretary of State and Pickles has now confirmed that the scheme can go ahead.  

Related articles:

8 January 2015 - Pickles backs Gloucs waste PPP
26/02/2013 - Gloucestershire waste PPP signs
13/09/2012 - Go-ahead for Gloucestershire waste
30/01/2012 - Council backs Gloucestershire waste
15/12/2011 - Waste deals choose bidders
17/03/2011 - Gloucestershire pushes waste PPP

Type: PPP
Sector: Waste & water
Government deptartment: UK - Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Region: UK - - South West
Current status: Project Signed - 26/02/2013
Contract Terms
Duration: 25 years
Capital value: £180.00m
Public Sector Procuror Details
Authority/Commssioning body: Gloucestershire County Council
Public sector contact: Rachel Ferris
Tel: +44 (0)1452 426 524
Public sector advisors: RPS - Technical Advisors
Eversheds - Legal Advisors
Ernst & Young - Financial Advisors
Private Sector Details
Consortium name: Balfour Beatty / Urbaser consortium
Private sector shareholders: Urbaser - Shareholders
Balfour Beatty - Shareholders (30% stake)
Private sector advisors: Mott MacDonald - Technical Advisors
Grant Thornton - Financial Advisors
Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal Advisors
Private sector debt-providers: SMBC Europe Limited - Debt Providers
Nord LB - Debt Providers
BayernLB - Debt Providers
Green Investment Bank - Debt Providers
Private Sector Shortlist
Consortium name: Complete Circle
Private sector shareholders: John Laing - Shareholders
Keppel Seghers - Shareholders
United Utilities Plc - Shareholders

This page was last updated on:
8 January 2015.


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