• Client: Brenntag UK
  • Location: Bradford
  • Project: Reservoir infill to create new concrete hardstanding
  • Value: £450
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Description:

Our brief was to provide a 2500m² new hardstanding area within an existing chemical mixing and distribution depot. The proposed location spanned across an existing mill reservoir and a filled area of disused wasteland. A scheme was required to cut the wasteland and fill the pond areas, then construct the new concrete hardstanding area.

Challenges included

  • Potential ecological implications, including water testing and bat/pond life protection
  • Heavy siltation of the existing reservoir required proper drainage and disposal
  • Suitability of the existing made ground allowed usage as a fill material to the pond area

 

These issues were overcome and a new concrete hardstanding was constructed over the prepared area. Associated drainage was installed, which provided a facility to ‘lock down’ the hardstanding in the event of a spillage using a penstock. Bunds to the hardstanding perimeter will hold the spillage until it can be removed and Gabion baskets were constructed as a cost-effective means of maximising the size of the hardstanding.

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