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Posted: Friday 14th October 2011

Polypipe Water Management Solutions (WMS), the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic sustainable and water management products, has supplied its Ridgistorm-XL product to joint venture Optimise for a £500,000 car park project in Highworth, near Swindon.

A Ridgistorm-XL 2100m attenuation tank was supplied for use under a car park on the Kilda Road project to alleviate flooding during heavy rainfall. As the tank was specified as requiring a full concrete surround to prevent floatation due to the site’s high water table, Polypipe WMS’ technical team was able to value engineer the pipe used to a stiffness classification of 1.0kN, ensuring that the tank was not over specified.

John Clark from J Murphy and Sons commented: “We selected Polypipe WMS to work on this project because the Ridgistorm-XL product is extremely versatile and we received excellent support throughout the project, from tank design through to on-site guidance. This is the first time we have used large diameter plastic pipes in this way and I was particularly impressed at the speed with which the project was completed.”

Optimise is a joint venture between J Murphy and Sons, Clancy Docwra Ltd, Barhale Construction plc and MWH, which delivers capital and operational projects across the whole Thames Water region.

Rachel Smith, Marketing Manager at Polypipe Civils, commented: “Kilda Road was a perfect example of how Polypipe’s products offer the flexibility to overcome problems at difficult sites. In addition to value engineering the project, Polypipe’s engineers also carried out the electro-fusion jointing onsite which is a service we offer for all our Ridgistorm-XL projects.”

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