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Environment / Bird’s eye view of new recycling plant

STUNNING aerial footage shows the new Shetland recycling centre under construction with the steelwork in place last week.

The 35m by 25m steel portal framed shed is being build for Shetland Islands Council (SIC) by Shetland Quality Construction Ltd.

Since this footage was shot purlins in the 10.2m high building have been installed and the cladding is ready for installation. The “main envelope” of the building should be ready by the end of this month.

SIC environment and transport committee chairman Ryan Thomson said: “The recycling shed is very much on schedule for completion this summer.

“When fully operational, what this will mean for Shetland is we will be able to ensure we maximise the resale value for all recyclable materials. We will also now have room to accommodate all the household recyclate, and introduce commercial recycling before the end of the calendar year.

“This is a facility which is essential in reflecting the environmental need and the legislative requirement the Shetland Islands Council has in reducing waste.”

The building was designed by the SIC and certified by CASE Shetland Ltd. The superstructure is being put up by Ax-Tec Civil Engineering Ltd. Aerial footage was supplied by Southspear Media & Surveys.