In addition to national government agencies, Binnies supports public-sector clients at local level in strengthening public facilities and services to create better living environments and improve the well-being of local communities.
By bringing global insight to the complex challenges encountered by local authorities, we align the best solutions that meet local standards and process requirements to deliver quick and effective outcomes for the communities we serve. In Hong Kong we are involved in the design of the district cooling system at the Kai Tak development area, which uses seawater to produce chilled water for providing an energy-efficient air-conditioning system.
We also undertake feasibility studies to help the local government select optimum solutions and cost-efficient schemes in urban development, energy and resources, water, waste management and other areas. In Hong Kong, Binnies undertook a comprehensive study for formulating a total water management strategy that would strengthen Hong Kong’s resilience to and preparedness for water-related uncertainties and challenges, and provide insight into how Hong Kong’s long-term water demand can be met. We are conducting a feasibility study on further enhancing the quality of the coastal waters of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to resolve the associated aesthetic and odour problems, develop a water-friendly culture and enable public activities along waterfront areas.
Binnies was lead consultant for the Burton Washlands project, an award-winning landscape master planning project to design, value and deliver environmental enhancements, biodiversity net gain, and improved public spaces and access for the communities of Burton upon Trent, UK. Binnies’ landscape vision for the 630-ha washland area will provide more than £3 million of environmental benefits through the design of blue and green infrastructure and valuation of the natural capital it provides. This approach has enabled East Staffordshire Borough Council to obtain multi-million-pound funding for the project’s delivery.
Binnies was the consulting engineer for development of the Tin Shui Wai new town, a satellite town in the north-western New Territories in Hong Kong that was built on land reclaimed from the low-lying areas of Deep Bay to tackle population growth issues. The Hong Kong Wetland Park was also developed in the new town, thereby creating a tourist attraction and providing educational and recreational opportunities for local people.
Binnies is part of the RSK Group of companies
RSK Group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.