Student Accomodation Block, Huddersfield

  • Client: Main Contractor
  • Number of Pumping Stations: 1
  • Project Location: Huddersfield
  • System Type: Foul Pumping Station

The Waterfront Huddersfield project is a stunning student accommodation development situated next to the canal in the heart of Huddersfield.  The project required a 24 hour emergency storage volume of 60,000 litres within a very small footprint between a building and a canal wall.  As with most developments placed next to or near water courses, the ground water level was significantly high greatly reducing the excavation depth.  The system was designed with 3 chambers to ensure minimal excavation depth was achieved.  The system also required a 28l/sec flow rate over a 300m rising main.  To ensure that pumps were selected with minimal power requirements and a high efficiency, we selected 7.5kW Grundfos pumps with a 100mm clear passage for minimal blockages in the future.

With communication between the client, consulting engineers, contractors and ourselves, we ensured that a sutiable design was achieved with installation practicality and life time operation in mind.