FP McCann’s large Catchpit chambers installed at new Aberdeen Academy

For Aberdeen City Council

3rd March 2017
FP McCann is playing a major role supplying the precast concrete drainage and stormwater chamber systems to Aberdeen based civil engineer, David Smith Contractors Ltd, who are undertaking the main infrastructure works on behalf of Balfour Beatty.
  • Status Completed
  • Location Aberdeen
  • Division Drainage & Water Management
  • Main Contractor David Smith Contractors Ltd / Balfour Beatty
  • Market Sector Commercial

Balfour Beatty has commenced construction of a new state-of-the-art academy in Aberdeen. On completion, mid-2018, the new £47 million facility will cater for up to 1,350 students. Alongside learning provision, the three-storey building will also benefit from a games hall, fitness uite, six lane swimming pool, adjacent gardens and 3G all-weather pitch.

Preparatory infrastructure and drainage works are well underway and FP McCann is playing a major role supplying the precast concrete drainage and stormwater chamber systems to Aberdeen based civil engineer, David Smith Contractors Ltd, who are undertaking the main infrastructure works on behalf of Balfour Beatty.

Two DN2100 large catchpit units are being utilised in the drainage system, along with smaller DN1200 catch pits, DN1200 and DN1500 Easi-Base units, associated manhole rings, and a number of pre-fitted StormBrake chambers. Manufactured at the company’s Knockloughrim plant in Northern Ireland, the one-piece sealed sump units are easy to install on a granular bed, minimising the amount of time required below ground level. Inlet points are cored at the factory to allow for simple pipe connection. The units have been supplied with DN1500 rocker pipes and comes complete with an integral safety ladder.

Commenting on FP McCann’s proprietary chamber systems on the Aberdeen campus, Peter Carson of David Smith Contractors Ltd says, “Using these one piece pre-benched, channelled and cored precast units significantly increases productivity. They almost eliminate the requirement for wet trades such as ready mixed concrete and mortar, which, during winter working, is a real bonus. Additionally, the speed and ease of installation reduces the amount of time operatives need to spend below ground, which is a big health and safety benefit.”

For England & Wales Drainage enquiries contact our Ellistown team on 01530 240000 and for Scotland & NI Drainage enquiries contact our Knockloughrim team on 028 7954 9026. Alternatively, you can also email sales@fpmccann.co.uk