Devon Contract Waste has begun work on its new 1,300m2 headquarters on Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter. The company’s HQ was devastated by fire in March 2017.
Devon County Council Officers approved the new premises in September. The company says the new HQ will be built to an improved, sustainable design to house new facilities and achieve an internationally-recognised BREEAM sustainability rating of Excellent.
The new headquarters will handle up to 75,000 tonnes of mixed waste and recycling each year. It will house a secure data destruction centre, capable of processing up to six tonnes of confidential waste per hour, a two-level office suite to accommodate the growing team, and an on-site vehicle maintenance facility.
The company says it has experienced tremendous growth in the past year, but had no idea that such positivity could emerge from the incident. According to Simon Almond, the company’s waste managing director,
“The business has gone from strength to strength: making acquisitions, welcoming new customers, expanding our fleet and investing in the latest technology to deliver improved services to our customers,”
In 2019, the company will celebrate its 30th anniversary and hopes to move into its “new home and launch the next phase of our business’ growth.” The statement added.
Over the years, Devon Contract Waste has emerged as a leading provider of commercial waste management services in Devon and bordering areas of Cornwall and Somerset.