Skitts Hill Pumping Station

Skitts Hill Pumping Station

Skitts Hill Pumping Station was privately owned. We have prepared it for adoption to Anglia Water.

On first arrival to the site it was heavily overgrown with bramble and rough vegetation.

We cleared all the undergrowth and vegetation and generally cleared up the area.

The fence is a steel palisade type fence with 2 No custom gates.

All hard standing areas were excavated, consolidated with MOT 1 and then finished C35 concrete poured and layed to all areas.

Client specified expansion joint to concrete pads and around wet well.

Concrete steps shuttered and cast in situe, with additional barrier to steps added when concrete sufficiently hardened.

The lifting gantry was fabricated by ouselves, and rated to carry 1/2 Metric Tonne with moving trolley and removable chain block for pump extraction.

Drain pipe between Valve Chamber and Wet Well required replacing.

We trenched out between the two chambers to a depth of 2.7 M and installed steel shuttering for operative protection.

Trench lay below water line of adjacent river and required constant pumping out.

Hole was cut into 0.3M thick reinforced concrete walls of Valve Chamber and new glazed drain pipe installed.

Old sump was filled with concrete and inside of chamber made good.

New 30mm layer of DBM Tarmac layed with Tack Coat to entire compound to generally tidy up.

Entire area jet washed clean with out 3000 psi petrol driven pump and concrete cleaning lances.

Picture shows new spring loaded cover to Wet Well. Old cover could not be removed by one operative, so this special spring loaded cover was installed with internal protective fall arrest grill.

Skitts Hill Pump Station Wet Well Cover

Following the latest government announcement of the 23rd March, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our office and site services to help prevent the spread of Covid 19, to protect our work force and our families.

A majority of our work is non essential and is no longer worth the risks of exposing our staff to this killer virus.

If you suspect you current have a gas leak or a faulty gas appliance, then you should call 0800 111 999 immediately. The gas network will attend and make your property safe.

However, if you are involved in the fight against Coronavirus – i.e. Hospital, School or actively in the manufacture of PPE, medicines etc and your gas services are essential to support this current threat, we can in some cases arrange to attend your site.

Where you fall into this category, you should send a text message to 07808 558 111, thats 07808 558 111 and await a response.

We are currently enabling remote access for some of our staff to access our computer systems from home to allow access to some emails and company information.

We thank you for supporting our decision in these most difficult times and ask that you consider taking steps to safeguard yourselves.