ACS was employed by St Modwen Developments to install a new, adoptable, foul drainage system in Longbridge.
Approximately 270m of 150mm diameter clay pipe work was installed by traditional ‘open cut’ techniques. However, in addition, 50m of drain was installed by pipe-jacking, a trenchless technique, which allowed ACS to offer significant time and cost savings to our Client.
The depth of the installation was approximately 3-3.5m and and included 7 x 1200mm diameter concrete chambers. ACS were successful in seeking approval for the use of recycled aggregate in the backfill operation. Up to 2000 tonnes of recycled MOT was imported, a major contribution, reducing costs and environmental impact.
The high level of existing buried services within the work area presented a major challenge for the site team, a challenge they overcame successfully without accident or incident.The drain and manholes were installed within an existing busy highway and was controlled using a phased system of temporary traffic signals.
The project spanned across two Council boundaries (Worcestershire and Birmingham). ACS were required to apply for Section 50 licences under both Councils and adhered successfully to the conditions specified within.
Full reinstatement of the highway, including testing and inspection of the buried apparatus was achieved on programme allowing a timely handover and subsequent adoption by Severn Trent Water Authority.
Testimonial – “The installation of the new foul system was inspected and tested at regular intervals and was always of the highest quality. The whole project was undertaken and executed by ACS with a professional and skilled manner”.