Sparks at Menai

M-SParc (Menai Science Park), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangor University, will be the first dedicated science park in Wales.

15th February 2017

M-SParc (Menai Science Park), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangor University, will be the first dedicated science park in Wales. Located on Anglesey, and part funded by European Regional Development Funding through the Welsh Government M-SParc will drive growth in knowledge based science, with a focus on low carbon energy, the environment and ICT sectors, targeting the brightest and best companies in the region to facilitate economic growth.

Willmott Dixon Construction ltd have just begun constructing phase one. The 5,000m2 ,three storey building is Part of CEWales' Exemplar program and will provide offices, laboratories and workshops for around 200 people.

Working with the Enabling Zero Waste team Willmott Dixon and the team are looking to prevent, reuse and recycle as much waste as possible. Plans include;

Design Review

Identifying opportunities to reduce waste, enhance resource efficiency and end of life benefits by examining material choices.

Material Use

Set up a pop up surplus/reuse area allowing any surplus construction materials to be donated into the local community.Working with Bangor University to develop innovative solutions for some of the site waste with the intention to turn this waste into product.Work with Bangor University to research what waste materials make up 'the final 10%' of wastes which are difficult to recycle.

Supply Chain

Liaise with the supply chain with the aim of minimising product packaging without jeopardising and damaging product through transportation and storage on site.Work with suppliers to introduce packaging or product take back schemes.

Site Waste Management

Waste data recording and analysis.Assistance with raising awareness amongst subcontractors of waste incentive schemes.Encourage segregated waste practices at the site, and provide guidance in line with the Environment (Wales) Act.Waste management resource will help to raise awareness of waste with the project team through tool box talks, site meetings, and the provision of signs and posters and procedures, if requested.

Canteen and Office Waste

Set up canteen and office waste collections to ensure 100% recovery.

M-SParc 'Ignite'

M-SParc are out to tender for the artistic elements of the project, and one part of this is the 'ignite' project.  Tendering artists will be encouraged to find new, innovative ways to actively use the waste from site to create something practical and long lasting.

If you would like to find out more about Enabling Zero Waste please visit; follow @EZWaste_Wales or call a member of the team on 02920 493322. For further innformation on the Exemplar programme please contact