Barhale were awarded a multi-million pound contract by Scottish Water to help them deliver necessary improvements to the foul water network in Glasgow, in order to prevent Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharges (UIDs). The Dalmarnock contract was part of the larger Glasgow Environmental Project which was a 5 year contract of works to improve the sewer network throughout the City.
Due to their expertise in the water industry, Barhale were employed to both; clean up the existing discharge areas, as well as remove and replace sections of the foul water network which were identified as susceptible to flooding.
As part of their development for over 500 new properties in Catford, South London, Barratt homes employed Barhale to construct a new 7.5m diameter permanent access shaft, over an existing Y-branch of a Thames Water Trunk Main Sewer. The developer planned to construct directly above the existing sewer and therefore required the shaft to provide man-entry access to the sewer to facilitate maintenance requirements in the future.
The works were carried out in a very restricted area, located in between two Network Rail tracks and delivered in conjunction with the construction of Barratt Homes’ Marketing Suite by a third party contractor. As such, all elements of the works involved constant stakeholder liaison and various approvals from asset owners such as Thames Water Developer Services and Network Rail.
The Thames Valley reservoir refurbishment programme consisted of 5 No. pre-load reservoirs at various rural locations. The reservoirs were constructed during the 1950s. Pre-stressed concrete tanks were constructed as they provided a quick and cost effective means of constructing a water tight vessel (in this case potable water). Due to the collapse of a similar reservoir in Lanner Hill, Cornwell in 1999 and Thames Water’s requirement to maintain a 10 yearly inspection programme, Barhale was commissioned to inspect and report on the condition of the reservoirs. Barhale engaged the assistance of a specialised structural engineer. From the inspections and reports, recommendations were provided for the repair / refurbishment. This was then undertaken by the project team.
Robin Hood Airport and the adjoining business park was developed
from the former RAF Finningley in South Yorkshire. Barhale were
contracted to upgrade the existing site infrastructure and services,
separate and airside to open up areas for further development,
creating a 62 acre Business and Technology Park of predominantly B1
As well as being adjacent to a civil airport, the business park is also
bounded by residential areas and farmland. Barhale worked closely
with Peel and the design team to achieve the optimum programme.