Southern Water is investing £300million in a waste water treatment scheme to bring cleaner seas to Sussex.
This scheme will treat the 95 million litres of waste water generated each day by coastal residents, and comprises a major new treatment works and two underground pumping stations.
Exceeding the norm
Vobster Architectural was approached by Taylor Maxwell to assist with one of these stations on Marine Drive, situated between the seafront and a dual carriageway. The water company wanted to make an architectural feature of this site, a domed structure designed to integrate with the landscape and minimise the effect on sea views.
The architect wanted a unique finish based on a building he had seen travelling through the area during the planning process. Our brief was to provide a high-quality wet cast stone finish, in a style that had not been produced before, that would exceed the normal testing regime.
Working closely with Taylor Maxwell, we were asked to attend a meeting with Costain’s procurement team, architect and client’s to see if we could produce a product to fit their unique specification. We collated all the information and went to work on producing a series of samples for approval.
Attention to detail
We produced a series of samples for stakeholder approval before ensuring the contractors were able to install the product in the best way possible. Our attention to detail meant that Costain did not have to worry about getting hold of the right materials, at the right price, and installed in the right way.
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