Wastewater system selected for landmark logistics scheme

The Momentum construction site

WCS Environmental Engineering technology has been selected to deliver wastewater treatment at a landmark industrial development in east London. 

Momentum is a strategic logistics scheme transforming a 20-acre brownfield site next to the River Thames in Rainham. 

Being delivered by HBD and Barings in a joint venture partnership, Momentum will comprise four units and is designed to be a ‘carbon neutral, sustainable space that meets occupiers’ responsible business and environmental, social and governance obligations’.   

The contractor on the scheme is Readie Construction.  

WCSEE will deliver a full treatment system, with primary, second and tertiary stages, to manage wastewater produced by up to 1,380 workers each day. 

Dominic Hamblin, WCSEE technical manager, said: “We are pleased that Readie Construction has chosen WCSEE technology to deliver wastewater treatment for the Momentum development. 

“We have worked with Readie previously on a similar project and understand the requirements of large-scale industrial developments.  

“Our modular treatment units are built off-site and can be easily transported. 

“The technology has a 30% smaller footprint than comparable technologies and their compact design enables units to be installed in locations where space is at a premium, such as a busy commercial site.”

James Birch, senior quantity surveyor at Readie Construction, added: “Momentum is a landmark industrial scheme with high environmental credentials. 

“As such, we pleased to again be working with WCSEE to install robust wastewater treatment to ensure protection of the surrounding environment.” 


If you would like to contact Karen McLauchlan about this, or any other story, please email