MCA provided complete structural services for the new 10ML potable water reservoir for 26,000 properties in the zone of Burton on Trent, to replace the original No. 1 Res, built 1882. Also included in our services was various buried valve chambers and a large pumphouse.
Involved in tender design, where structural optioneering was undertaken including temporary tanks, steel tanks and concrete. The selected option was a hybrid mix of liquid-retaining Reinforced Concrete Structure, including precast columns and roof construction. This was deemed to be the most practical and cost-effective solution to achieve the challenging programme of a 16 week timeline from site entry to commissioning of the first of the two cells.
A key focus of the technical design was the concrete mix by MCA, which not only was require to achieve the 100 year durability specification, but also able to be fast setting and minimise the risk of cracking. A high replacement level of GGBS was used in the total cement content along with selected aggregates.