Palace Road – Trunk Mains Rehabilitation

  • Sector:Water & Utilities
  • Client:eight2O
  • Location:London
  • Value:£1.5m

Throughout the latter part of 2016, Thames Water experienced a number of high profile incidents on several key Trunk Mains across London. Bursts occurred on mains in the Leigham Vale, Upper Street, Camberwell New Road, Stoke Newington, Lee High Road and Crayford Areas. Once the initial emergency works had been undertaken to restore service, Thames Water developed a planned programme of rehabilitation work, designed to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

As part of this project, Thames Water’s eight2O alliance engaged Barhale to rehabilitate the existing 18 inch diameter Palace Road trunk main. This main presented significantly raised risks as it had experienced 5 bursts/leaks in the months prior to the works, and it was anticipated that another major burst would result in the repeat flooding of a number of properties. Overall, the team successfully replaced over 1.2km of main along Palace Road.