NS8660 : Healthcare Environmental Services at Shotts

taken 6 years ago, near to Shotts, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Healthcare Environmental Services at Shotts
Healthcare Environmental Services at Shotts
A huge A-listed building, considered to be one of Britainís most significant and important large industrial buildings of the later 20thC. It is the work of Ahrends, Burton & Koralek, Ove Arup & Partners and Landesign Group, and is ABK's principal work of the 1970s in the UK. It incorporates an earlier 20thC textile mill, and was built between 1975-1983 for the US Cummins Engine Company Ltd. The plant at Shotts was the first of Cummins's manufacturing facilities to be established outside the USA and produced diesel engines mainly for coach and railway companies. The former Cummins plant is a notable example of the emphasis of design in industry during this period, an improvement on the usual industrial shed. Cummins ended its lease in 1998, and the site is now occupied by Alba Plastics Ltd and Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd, but large parts seem to be unoccupied. Alba Plastics LinkExternal link is a plastic thermoforming company, making trays, punnets, hinged fold-over containers etc. for the food industry. Healthcare Environmental Services LinkExternal link has the largest independent medical waste treatment facility within the UK. Commissioned 2004, a sterilisation plant can deal with over 30000t of medical waste each year, and the facility is licensed to handle over 100000t of medical waste, as well as other types of hazardous, Special waste, GMO, animal by-products and laboratory chemicals. The plant also has the only re-usable sharps recycling system within Scotland

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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Industry  Waste, Waste management 
Place (from Tags)
North Lanarkshire  Shotts 
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8647 6086 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.6550N 3:48.8339W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8656 6091
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Medical Waste Management 

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