Garrard House, Reading

  • Client: Sub-Contractor
  • Number of Pumping Stations: 1
  • Project Location: Reading
  • System Type: Sewage Pumping Station

The development consisted of converting a commercial property into 83 contemporary apartments in the centre of Reading including a number of luxury basement apartments.

Paradigm was contacted because a sewage pumping station was discovered in the basement of the building however there was no clear indication where the inlets were from and where the rising main was going.  After a full network survey, the inlets and discharge points were found and this allowed the design team to re-design the system to manage all the waste from the basement apartments without increasing the existing chamber size and interfering with the buildings foundations.

A dual pump system was installed in the existing concrete chamber and the control panel was installed in a nearby plant room for ease of access.