Lostock Power Station

Lostock Power Station

Careys was awarded an enabling package of works on the project to transform the former Lostock Power Station in Northwich, Cheshire, one of the UK’s last remaining coal-driven plants, into an energy from waste (EfW) facility. Our self-delivery model has enabled us to additionally complete asbestos removal, demolition and remediation works on site.


Cludstons Copenhagen Investment Pensions


Northwich, Cheshire

Principal Contractor


Once completed, the new EfW plant will generate enough energy to power 125,000 homes per year. It will accomplish this by cleanly converting residual waste – materials that are not re-usable or recyclable – into energy. Not only will the new Lostock facility provide power to properties throughout the region, it will also divert a substantial amount of waste from landfill.

Our teams works on this environmentally important project include: the strip and removal of asbestos within 25 buildings, the strip out/soft strip of all pipework and associated fixtures and fittings, the demolition of the buildings, ground remediation and service diversions and installations.

Our unique self-delivery model enables us to offer a broad spectrum of integrated specialist construction solutions which contributes to the delivery of our works on this project

We are also installed a three-storey temporary accommodation building temporary C&I building and temporary stores, as well as constructing a water purification plant, two 11kva substations, a three-storey office block and new car park, a boilermakers workshop, and numerous pipe bridges across site that carry over 20 diverted M&E services.

The demolition involved mainly single-storey brick and concrete buildings and steel framed structures. Some of the structures were contaminated with oil which we removed as hazardous waste. Additionally, we removed both licensed and non-licensed asbestos. Non-licensed works included removal of 400m2 of asbestos cement wall cladding.

Whilst making room for the new EfW facility it is essential that we maintained all the live services to the three existing plants currently on site. We were required to divert all existing services off the footprint of the new facility and all service diversions are planned and coordinated with the interested parties, ensuring there was no business interruption caused during these major diversion works.

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