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Stormcrate Offers Stormwater

Solution At NewPrimary School

For a new primary school currently

under construction in the West

Midlands, Brett Martin’s lightweight

and easy to install StormCrates have

been used to create an underground

attenuation tank for the temporary

storage of stormwater, reducing the

demand on built drainage.

In the Black Country town of

Tipton near Wolverhampton, Sacred

Heart Primary School is moving from

its outdated Victorian home to a

new state-of-the-art building just

half a mile away.

In order to manage rainwater

within the site and prevent flooding

during periods of bad weather, the

contractor Wilmott Dixon required

a drainage solution that could be

integrated within the site and found

the solution in StormCrate, an engineered Sustainable

Drainage System (SuDS).

Brett Martin provided the sub-contractor Forkers

with 964 StormCrates which were used to create a

292 m³ underground storage tank, constructed at a depth

of 840 mm, to offset stormwater run off from the de-

veloped area.

Helen Wilson of Forkers commented:

“For this new build school, the StormCrates met

our requirements perfectly and were used to

create an underground tank that could hold

Contractors World UK Ireland Vol 6 No 2