Stormwater Management

Kingsmead Car Park, Stafford

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 25, 2019.

Background Kingsmead car park in central Stafford is located next to wetlands and sits partially on top of a natural flood plain. It was previously home to a council-run sports complex and swimming pool. After this was demolished, the car park was acquired by private investors, who earmarked the site for a new superstore. Kingsmead […]

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Crabtree Manorway North, Belvedere, South East London

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 25, 2019.

Background Crabtree Manorway North is a large-scale, new-build industrial estate in Belvedere, South east London. It comprises three industrial units, including offices and a warehouse. The project’s contractors, Readie Construction, needed to find an efficient and cost-effective stormwater solution that would not only protect against flooding, but would meet strict run-off criteria set by the […]

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Hollandgreen, Kensington, London

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 20, 2019.

Background Hollandgreen is a luxury apartments complex in London’s Kensington. The development includes three residential blocks, comprising 54 apartments, and shares land with the new Design Museum site – a Graf II-listed building boasting the largest parabolic copper roof in the world. Given the museum roof’s undulating design, rainwater collects at two focused locations. To […]

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Morpeth bypass, Northumberland

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 20, 2019.

Graf_Case_Study_Morpeth Background Contractors working on a new, 13-mile bypass in Morpeth, Northumberland, needed a way to eliminate flood risk and provide an effective, controlled rainwater drainage solution. They were keen to find a robust stormwater attenuation tank with high volume capacity, while minimising costly excavation work. The original proposition involved large, four-metre diameter GRP tanks […]

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Topaz Citywest service station, Co.Dublin

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 7, 2019.

Background Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience brand, has recently opened a service station in Citywest Business Campus on the outskirts of Dublin – complete with petrol pumps, a convenience store and a carwash. During the build, the contractor was tasked with finding an efficient, long-term SuDS (Sustainable urban Drainage System) that would not only […]

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Silverstone Business Park, Northamptonshire

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 4, 2019.

Silverstone Business Park Case Study Handout Background With its main entrance right opposite the famous Silverstone Circuit, the developers of Silverstone Park designed the facility to attract engineering firms and high-tech companies to the area. Comprising a total of four industrial buildings with 12 individual office and warehouse units, contractors Readie Construction were tasked with […]

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Riverside Quarter, Mugiemoss – Stormwater Attenuation tank installation

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 4, 2019.

Mugiemoss_Case_study_-_handout_version Background When tasked with finding an efficient and compliant stormwater management system for a large Barratt Homes development in Mugiemoss’ Riverside Quarter, contractor WM Donald enlisted the expert help of Aberdeenshire water specialist Filpumps. They approached GRAF UK for a durable solution that would not only protect the development against flooding, but would also work […]

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EcoBloc Light attenuation tank installation in Scotland

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on June 4, 2019.

A long, wet, successful week, in the North East of Scotland How quickly can you install 962m3 of EcoBloc light combined with rows of EcoBloc inspect flex, with one internal corner? Well, when the project is up in Aberdeenshire, a 9-hour drive away from most of our installers, it’s a tricky question. However, when you get […]

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