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Posted: Friday 13th May 2011

Leading provider of stormwater management solutions, SDS, has won the contract to provide a complete stormwater attenuation and sustainable drainage system for the first hybrid public-private partnership procurement project in Scotland at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway.

The project, which is due for completion in summer 2012, is a replacement school built on the site of an existing secondary school. The new high school will provide educational facilities for over a thousand pupils and includes the refurbishment and remodelling of existing listed buildings. The project is part of the Western Isles School Project which will see the development of schools over five sites.

Supplier of construction material and services to the Outer Hebrides, Bardon Hebrides and Aggregate Industries, worked closely with SDS to improve the specification with a re-design approved by the consultant engineer, Goodson Associates. SDS has supplied and installed attenuation tanks consisting of their GEOlight units, to provide 1055m³ of surface water storage within the grounds.

The company has provided 2 separate attenuation tanks within the site of the school and offers a complete solution from design consultancy and manufacture through to installation for the project. Through careful project management SDS ensured that the project was completed on time, during one of the coldest winters on record on the Outer Hebrides.

John MacLeod from Barton Hebrides has been impressed with the company’s ability to complete the installation of the units on time and within budget despite challenging weather conditions, as he explains, “ We are extremely pleased with the service offered by SDS from the design phase through to the installation of the GEOlight units. SDS has delivered impressive results at every stage.”

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