Grundon Waste Recycling Facility

Project information

Location: Banbury, England

Contractor: Fire Shield Systems

Project Completion: TBC

Geberit Know-How

Problem: A reliable pipework solution adhering to AHJ guidelines

Solution: Geberit Mapress stainless steel

Project overview

Grundon Waste Recycling Facility is a 20,000 sq. m waste facility that serves businesses in Banbury and the surrounding areas of North Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

The new £7 million development, which works to reduce the financial and environmental impact of its customers waste, consists of a waste transfer building and a material recovery facility. Taking less than a year to construct,the site now accepts commercial and industrial waste, in addition to domestic waste and recyclables from Cherwell District Council.

Following design consultation and fire test witness at an accredited fire laboratory in Scandinavia, Fire Shield Systems solution was selected toprovide the facilities fire protection. Fire Shield Systems utilised Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel pipework to form part of the facility’s unobtrusive water Spray Deluge system. In the event of a fire, water will flow into the pipework from an external holding tank and be discharged internally to the recycling plant storage bunkers once operated by the automatic fire detection system.


“Importantly, we have a great relationship with Geberit. We know that the Geberit team are always on hand to provide excellent service and give first-class technical support to resolve any issues we might have.” Russell Bonnett - Technical Director

Press fitting is proving a viable option when improving the safety of buildings,particularly when minimal disruption is arequirement. Mapress was therefore the ideal specification for the project, since it was delivered quickly, reliably and easily. Russell Bonnett Technical Director at Fire Shield Systems ltd said: “Mapress ticked all the boxes in terms of speed, ease-ofinstall, reliability and relevant Third PartyCertification – not to mention the reduced maintenance costs of higher quality Stainless Steel, which is more resistant to corrosion.