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JP Concrete completes six new Cake Pads for Anglian Water

Posted: Wednesday 20th December 2017

Designed for the short-term storage of treated sludge, JP Concrete has completed six robust new Cake Pads for Anglian Water, the first company to achieve 100% compliance under the Biosolids Assurance Scheme.

Totalling 580m in length of highly resilient CL Agri 214 (2140mm high) pre-cast concrete wall panels, the new Cake Pads prevent liquids from escaping into local watercourses. They have replaced walls that had reached the end of their life due to the accumulative effects of weather conditions and vehicle impact.

Working for Integrated Operational Solutions Alliance (IOS), an Alliance of four key partners including Anglian Water, Morrison Utility Services, Barhale and Kier Utility Services, installation by JP Concrete's sister company Modular Cubed took just two and a half days at the largest of the six sites (Whitlingham in Norfolk), compared to what would have taken 6-8 weeks by traditional in situ work. Walls in two to six metre lengths meant less crane lifts for a faster install, whilst simple foundations also resulted in significant cost savings across all six sites.

Becky Finch, Programme Delivery Manager for IOS, commented: "JP Concrete have brought much more to the table than just supply. Their design knowledge, keenness to get on with the job and overall capability has certainly helped accelerate the installation."

Kevin Owens, Delivery Manager for IOS Lincoln Office, added: "All six of the new Cake Pads from JP Concrete are of excellent quality. As well as the high standard of workmanship, it has also been an impressively quick installation by Modular Cubed."

JP Concrete's design input, manufacture and installation also saw them complete new Cake Pads at Thetford in Norfolk, Harwich in Essex and Canwick in Lincolnshire, each of which were completed in a day - whilst Newton Marsh in Lincolnshire with 87m of panels, was completed in a day and a half. At Rayleigh in Essex, working in two separate zones and in restricted spaces, with a requirement for very tight tolerances at a challenging site, the work was still completed in just two days.

Kirk Denim Project Engineer Colchester, added: "JP Concrete proved that they were up to the challenge, especially at Rayleigh, which wasn't straightforward at all, but they were determined to keep on schedule without any compromise to their work."

Modular Cubed utilised its specialist in-house 73-tonne truck-mounted crane, which is equipped with a 5-tonne block grab. The crane's 12-tonne pincer picks up large loads quickly and efficiently, greatly reducing loading time.

Averaging 60m of 5-metre length panels per day, JP Concrete also designed, manufactured and installed free-standing dividing walls and king post walls for the new Cake Pad structures, sealing all joints with top quality products from Sika.

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