Birmingham’s water is predominantly supplied from the Elan Valley; there are few alternative sources impacting security of supply to 1.2 million people. This scheme was implemented to allow transfer of 20Ml/day from South Staffordshire Water to Severn Trent in an emergency.

The Brief 

  • Detailed design (including M&E/ geotechnical/ structural design)
  • Hydraulic modelling to optimize pipe sizing
  • Planning of ecological and archaeological surveys
  • Liaison with key stakeholders (including Private Land Owners, Supervising Reservoir Engineer, Highways)
  • Planning of site investigation
  • Detailing of connections
  • Design support during construction & commissioning
  • As built drawings/ H&S file

Our Response

  • Outline design
  • 4 km, 450mm diameter transfer main
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Detailed design
  • Standard connection and fitting details
  • Construction pack
  • Works support
  • Design change
  • Commissioning/ flow test/ maintenance plans
  • GIS updates

Key Facts

  • Design/ construction of inter-company transfer to programme
  • Reduced costs through optimization of pipe size
  • Facilitated agreement in principle for 100m pipe jack below main road

Project Information

Client: Morgan Sindall

Value: £2 million