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SHOPPING CENTRE WATER TANK INSTALLATION

ABOUT THEIR PROJECT


DATE

26/05/2017

COMPANY

Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield

REQUIREMENTS

To supply, deliver, offload, position & install. A timed tail lift delivery vehicle, Six Hot Press Sectional GRP water tanks with externally flanged sides and internally flanged bases. All tanks were supplied with box section levelling steels and installed by our trained installation crews.

PRODUCT SUPPLIED

6 x GRP Hot press insulated sectional tank with externally flanged sides & internally flanged bases.

TANK DIMENSIONS & CAPACITY

3 tanks (4 x 2 x 1.5m.) 3 tanks – (3 x 1 x 1.5m) Combined capacity of 49,500 Litres nominal capacity.

The client: Meadowhall shopping centre was built in 1990 on the grounds of an old steelworks, it covers 1.4 million square feet of floor space and inhabits 230 stores from top independent and international brands. In addition, the shopping centre offers 50 eateries & restaurants, and an 11-screen cinema.

Meadowhall became the first UK retail property to be rated BREEAM Excellence In-Use for building management in 2015 for efficiency in the management of cutting energy, saving water and recycling as much as possible.

The project: Dewey Waters Technical Sales Engineer visited the Meadowhall shopping centre on two occasions prior to the upgrade works to assess and review the current water storage tanks in use and worked alongside the Consulting Engineer to scope the requirements of the project.

Upgrade works included: 
Three sectional water storage tanks using harvested greywater to supply toilets and urinals. (Non-potable water supply). All three tanks were sized 4.00 x 2.00 x 1.50m high with a nominal capacity of 12,000 litres.

An additional three water tanks were required for domestic services and potable water applications. Again all three were the same size and capacity, 3.00 x 1.00 x 1.50m high, 4,500 litres nominal capacity.

The project was part of a major refurbishment works at the shopping centre, where efficiency in water supply, storage and application was an extremely important factor in deciding the most suitable supplier for this project.

The existing tanks requiring upgrade works, showed signs of distress points which over time lead to tank damage and or water leakage. When erecting a sectional water tank, it is always recommended to speak with a professional to ensure base supports and installation guidelines are adhered to minimising the risk of tank stress over time.
Our engineers recommend glass reinforced plastic (GRP) tanks due to their high strength capabilities, durability, ease of transport and can be assembled onsite. GRP tanks have a long-life span and withstand the harshest climate conditions.

After the site assessments, our Technical Sales Engineer working closely with our clients Mechanical & Electrical consultant to ensure the water storage options provided the customer with the most cost-effective compliant solutions that would fit within the existing plant rooms.

There was an agreed phased program for the delivery and installation of the tanks to suit the shopping centre requirements. Minimal disruption to customers and staff at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre was a priority, ensuring a constant water supply for all potable and non-potable services.
All deliveries were subject to 72-hour notice period and required delivery on a tail lift vehicle. The tanks were ordered on the 5th of May 2016, the project was completed on the 19th of May 2017.

Our water tank solutions and tank assembly team are fully certified and have over 60 years combined knowledge and experience, manufacturing and supplying water storage solutions for potable and no potable applications across all industries and sectors.

If you would like a quote on your next project speak with our technical sales team for expert advice and a full quotation.

DEWEY WATERS FEATURES

Specialising in the manufacture of both one piece and sectional cold water storage tanks, our experience ensures that we are able to accommodate virtually all client requirements.

On time Delivery

Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

Technical Advice

We provide high levels of technical knowledge, product choice and customer service.

Fully Certified

Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

On Time Delivery

Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

Technical Advice

We provide high levels of technical knowledge, product choice and customer service.

Fully Certified

Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

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