Nicholas Pearson Associates

Projects /
Bridport Waste Management Centre

Client:  Dorset Waste Partnership and Dorset County Council 

Location: Bridport, Dorset


  • Civic Trust Commendation Award
  • RIBA South West Award Winner
  • Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management Winner - Innovation in Design of a Waste Management Facility 
  • RICS South West Awards Highly Commended – Infrastructure Category
  • Green Apple Environmental Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage – Bronze medal
  • Materials Recycling World National Recycling Award for Local Authority Innovation 

Nicholas Pearson Associates acted as Lead Consultant. In collaboration with others, we reviewed alternatives sites, advised on site selection and designed and assessed the scheme. 

As the scheme is located within the Dorset AONB, the objective was to design a high quality facility that would integrate within the sensitive setting and be efficient, safe and accessible for staff and visitors. Mitigation and enhancement measures were embedded into the scheme to achieve multiple benefits. 

Siberian larch cladding reduces the apparent bulk of the building whilst the landscape design sought to provide ecological enhancements and address hydrological issues. 

Planning permission was granted with no objections from the majority of the consultees and the facility was delivered on time and within budget.