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Superstore & Mall, West Midlands

Superstore & Mall, West Midlands

Project: Tesco, The Crown Centre, Stourbridge

System: Siphonic roof drainage system design and installation

Date: Completed June 2013

 

Tesco’s vision was to re- develop the existing Crown Shopping Centre into a state- of- the- art Tesco store and mall and Siphonic Solutions are proud to have help made this happen.

Tesco’s £30million conversion of the Crown Centre to a brand new store and shopping mall meant the buildings needed to fit with the town centre surroundings, next to a grade II listed building. This meant the appearance was vital and logistics of the installation had to be carefully considered.

The new- build required a flexible drainage system which could siphon rainwater efficiently from the roof, without compromising the aesthetic appeal of the building. Our design technician, draughtsman and rainwater consultant worked with our director who met with the client and surveyed the site, in order to create the best practical solution for the building’s and the client’s requirements. Health and safety was managed through Doncaster Maintenance. Construction was carried out under the requirements of Design and Management Regulations 2007.

Siphonic Solutions installed a siphonic drainage system where efficient design meant only seven downpipes were required for the whole build. With careful attention to detail, calculations and planning, Siphonic Solutions achieved the client’s vision and created a visually and technically suitable system.

Tesco needed a contractor they could trust with their new development at the Crown Centre site... another project completed on time and to costs by Siphonic Solutions.

Waste Treatment Site, Avonmouth

Waste Treatment Site, Avonmouth

Project: New Earth Solutions Group Ltd, Avonmouth

System: Energy Building Valley gutter Stainless steel siphonic roof drainage refurbishment

Date: Completed March 2013

New Earth Solutions are renewable energy specialists who take an environmentally – friendly approach to business and expect the same standards from their contractors. Siphonic Solutions won this contract on account of being knowledgeable, flexible and vitally- value for money.

This building had an existing siphonic system in place which was leaking considerably and was not suitable for the high temperatures for waste energy recycling. Therefore not only was a new and improved system essential, it was needed urgently.

Siphonic Solutions were on hand to offer solutions and complete the project in a timely manner. In addition to the specific rainwater calculations, the design had to suit the high temperatures within the plant. Our design technician, draughtsman and rainwater consultant worked with our director who met with the client and surveyed the site, in order to create the best practical solution for the building’s and the client’s requirements. Team meetings with site operatives ensured the process was scheduled and ran smoothly. Health and safety matters were taken care of through surveys and our documentation, along with the help of our professional consultant.

The siphonic system was completely re- designed to optimise its functioning. Siphonic Solutions suggested an upgraded siphonic pipework system made from stainless steel be installed which would cope with high temperatures, be efficient and cost – effective. Disruption to premises can often mean disruption to business, but Siphonic Solutions planned the project so that the roof drainage would continue to work during the refurbishment works. Site managers managed the health and safety matters and the project was completed on time, within the budgeted costs.

Retail Park, Greater London

Retail Park, Greater London

Project: Cork Tree Retail Park, Chingford

System: Repair and renovation of existing system and addition of new high level overflow systems

Date: Completed May 2012

The overall project aim was to completely refurbish the retail park which consisted of more than six different stores. The roof drainage was a priority as the proprietors were experiencing severe leaks throughout the park, causing damage, disruption and hazards. Siphonic Solutions dealt with the works efficiently, ensuring the client requirements were fulfilled.

The remedials included in- depth survey and subsequent replacement of high quality outlets, pipework, tailpipes and joints to the system as well as other components. Siphonic Solutions replaced all main system siphonic gutter outlets and tailpipes. Tailpipes were specifically designed and welded into new branch connections. The existing system also required; repairs to certain components and re- bracketing of siphonic downpipes.

Siphonic Solutions coordinated the works to maximise time, as all of the installation works were undertaken in out of hour’s times to ensure continued trade in the outlets.

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport

Project: Stansted Airport, Essex.

System: Design, Supply & Installation of siphonic roof drainage system in extension

Date: Completed April 2013

 

The brand- new extension of the airport required a relatively small- scale, yet modern and sophisticated siphonic system to re- route the existing system to facilitate the new roof area. We won this tender through value for money and a recommendation from an existing client.

Siphonic Solutions designed, supplied and installed approximately 26 meters of H.D.P.E siphonic pipework and tested the completed system.

Office/ Apartment Complex, Cardiff

Office/ Apartment Complex, Cardiff

Project: Trafalgar House Office/ Accommodation, Cardiff 

System: Refurbishment of Gravity Drainage System

Date: Completed January 2013

Trafalgar House – an office/ apartment complex was undergoing a complete refurbishment and because Siphonic Solutions specialise not only in installation in new buildings, but replacing/ refurbishing roof drainage systems too – we were the clear choice for the project. As part of the phase of replacing the whole office building roof, Siphonic Solutions offered the best practical solution to replacing all pipework. The team worked out of hours to remove and replace approximately 200 meters of gravity roof drainage suspended within the ceiling void. The new system was then connected to the existing system.

School, Lincolnshire

School, Lincolnshire

Project: St George’s Academy, Sleaford

System: Upgrade to Gravity Drainage System

Date: Completed March 2012

The school was in need of a new roof drainage system and Siphonic Solutions were able to offer them an efficient resolution to upgrade the existing system. This project required 2 brand new systems, which were specifically designed by our design consultant: - to both a high- level and a low- level plant deck. Access was via mobile scaffold tower and internal staircase. We fitted horizontal supporting bracketry to complete the project. The result: a high capacity, effective drainage system.

Superstore & Multiplex Cinema, Cambridgeshire

Superstore & Multiplex Cinema, Cambridgeshire

Project: Tesco Superstore & Multiplex Cinema, Cromwell Retail Park, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

System: Siphonic Roof Drainage Systems

Date Completed: December 2013

Siphonic Solutions completed the roof drainage to the central buildings of the new retail park in, Cambridgeshire- Tesco Superstore and Multiplex cinema.

The siphonic rainwater systems were designed to BS EN12056-3:2000, with 25 year building life in accordance with the client’s specifications. Siphonic Solutions took care of the project from start to finish, through design, supply to installation of the systems and worked closely with the client to ensure requirements were met. We designed all 4 primary systems for the 120,000 foot² superstore to provide efficient roof drainage.

Our quality workmanship meant we were asked to carry out the design, supply and installation of a siphonic system to the multiplex cinema building. Even though this phase was on a smaller scale, our team paid as much attention to detail, to ensure the project ran smoothly.

Our range of expertise and experience resulted in a high standard finish to both buildings.

'Green Thinking' Superstore, Lincoln
Tesco Extra Lincoln
Downpipes for drainage
Commercial Drainage pipes
Commercial drainage
Roof drainage
Tesco Extra Lincoln
Downpipes for drainage
Commercial Drainage pipes
Commercial drainage
Roof drainage

'Green Thinking' Superstore, Lincoln

Project: Tesco Extra, Lincoln

System: Design and install part of conventional and siphonic roof drainage system

Date: Completed May 2014

Siphonic Solutions helped make the vision of a brand new, state of the art supermarket a reality, using recyclable materials.

We were asked to provide our service at the latter stages of the project, so the team needed to be flexible and efficient to fit in with existing contractors and arrangements to complete the project to deadline.

The system was designed to BS EN 12056-3: 2000 and to the client specification of the building’s life expectancy. The design included canopy downpipes to external sides of the click and collect canopy to connect to the existing system and underground drainage. The client specified some of the downpipes to be blue powder coated, to be in keeping with Tesco’s new modern ascetic design theme. Aluminium pipes provide a recyclable, corrosion resistant, robust option for commercial builds. We also supplied recyclable injection moulded PVC rainwater outlets to fit to the roof membrane which provided adequate rainwater drainage from the roof space.

During these works Siphonic Solutions were asked to carry out further works to the new superstore. Aluminium powder coated guttering was installed to the Click and Collect canopy to integrate with the rainwater system already installed. We also assisted the client by completing the siphonic pipework (HDPE) to the front elevation, connecting and insulating.

The entire works were inspected and tested by our site supervisor on completion, testing certificates and sign off certificates were completed and issued. Overall we managed to deliver a time sensitive project without compromising our high standards. We worked closely with the client to ensure we did all we could to help the project run smoothly. 

Renovate Retail Park, Fife
Sika
Gutters
Sikalastic-618
Roof Drainage
Siphonic Drainage
New rainwater system
Drainage pipework
Next New Lifestyle Stores
Sika
Gutters
Sikalastic-618
Roof Drainage
Siphonic Drainage
New rainwater system
Drainage pipework
Next New Lifestyle Stores

Renovate Retail Park, Fife

Project: Fife Central Retail Park

System: Design and install new siphonic system to existing system & Install Sikalastic 618

Date: Completed September 2014

Siphonic Solutions delivered a comprehensive roof drainage package as part of the modern refurbishment of Fife Central Retail Park, of Next, Poundworld and Currys.   The buildings, built in 1997 needed updating and a new siphonic drainage system was part of the transformation process.

The existing siphonic system which was installed during the original construction, was not coping with intense rainfall and was evident through leaks across the 3 units. Siphonic drainage has become much more refined and efficient since the original installation, so we were able to offer a pipework solution that will be effective for 60 years or more.

Gutters on the units were also suffering from degrading and unsuitable materials. Rather than recommend an overlay option with no real advantage, we recommended an in- depth process of waterproof coating the gutters. Using a cutting edge product, Sikalastic – 618 used only by trained & approved contractors, our team applied to the faulty gutters in order to make the gutters effective for the next 15 years (covered by manufacturer warranty). This method of renovation also included application of flexi strip to all gutter joints to allow for essential movement. The gutters were inspected on completion of these works.

For the siphonic roof drainage, we designed 2 highly capable primary siphonic systems to BS EN 12056-3: 2000, removed where necessary parts of the old pipework and our team installed the brand new system. The new and improved pipework routing meant working around the existing buildings’ interiors and making new connections through walls between each unit. 14 high quality siphonic outlets manufactured to EN 1253 were installed to the roof. Because part of the siphonic system (in some units) was to remain, the team took precaution to ensure the remaining system was left safe and sealed as the new installation works were carried out. The systems were connected to the existing system and underground connection and tested upon completion.

Not only did our package allow the units of the newly refurbished retail park to function, but it will safeguard against water ingress issues and protect the new – look stores in the future.