Taking The UK Water Market By Storm
We started our client feature by discussing their entry into the UK market. In just two short years, Carlow Concrete has developed a name and reputation in the UK for the design, production and installation of large scale storm water attenuation tanks. These are large, holding tanks for storm water that are placed on housing estates and satisfy mandatory Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) requirements.
Enda explained the difference between storm water attenuation tanks and flood alleviation solutions. ‘Flood alleviation tanks work on the same principle but on a much larger scale and are commissioned not to provide solutions for residential estates but for towns and cities.’
To date Carlow Concrete have completed over 190 water projects for companies such as Yorkshire Water, Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent and Southern Water.
Burren Precast Group are involved in the development of some of the largest infrastructural projects in the UK. Their first project was the design, build and installation of a large storm water tank at Whitby Bay in early 2016.
The demand continues to grow as Carlow Concrete move into the delivery of capital projects and the provision of waste water and water treatment infrastructure solutions at national level. With rainfall decreasing and becoming more erratic, there is an increased focus in the UK to provide for the treatment of clean water, or potable water as it’s called. Negotiations are underway with local councils for the development of clean water reservoirs.