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Combined Soft Landscaping and Precast Concrete Drainage Products to provide SuDS Solution on Leicestershire Development

Combined Soft Landscaping and Precast Concrete Drainage Products to provide SuDS Solution on Leicestershire Development

To cater for a 1 in 100 year storm event and building in a 30% climate change factor was part of the drainage design planning that has seen FP McCann's porprietary precast concrete drainage systems specified on a Leicestershire housing development consisting of 105 properties. 

For more information visit: http://www.fpmccann.co.uk/news/Precast-SuDS-System-used-on-Leicestershire-Development

Hanson Building Products online culvert specifier service

Hanson Building Products online culvert specifier service

The Hanson Building Products website now includes an online calculator service to users which enables them to calculate storage capacity and discharge rates for box culverts based on dimensions and gradients specified. The new calculator is available at: http://hanson-precast.co.uk/culvert-specifier/ 

Milton's largest Box Culvert Order Ever

Milton's largest Box Culvert Order Ever

When Milton Precast started the Nottingham Tramways project in December 2012, they were aware that the project would include 17.5km of new track and 28 new tram stops so wasn’t going to be a small order. Initially four different sizes of box culverts were to be manufactured:  MC18.12 (102no), MC24.12 (169no), MC24.15 (224no) and MC36.15 (59no) all with dished invert internal profiles and many special units required throughout the runs.
 
Construction work was being undertaken by Taylor Woodrow and Alstom, in a joint venture on behalf of Tramlink Nottingham and due to the customer requirements the box culverts were made using  timber extensions covered with 6mm steel plates to take the rigours of double casting four units per day. This worked extremely well and is a testament to the guys involved in their construction and care whilst at the factory.
 
The manufacturing side of the project is almost complete with Milton’s now making the final stage of a Cascade unit which see’s MC33.21 and MC30.21 culverts set on their sides to form an internal step down from one to another. Again, a very tricky job to tackle but with the experience Milton’s have on site with units of this kind, all is going well.
 
Once the expansion is complete the tram network will consist of 51 tram stops, with the two new lines linking directly to Line One at Nottingham Station. The expanded tram network will visit 7 park and ride sites, providing service to approximately 23 million passengers a year.