Pumps Sector – Building & Constructiion

Surface water removal kick-starts building work on residential development

In April this year, permission was granted for more than 100 homes to be built in the Cheshire area following approval of the preliminary development designs. The local council has now given the green light for work on the project to commence, with the contract awarded to a northern-based civil engineering company that has previously worked with Sykes Pumps.

Our client was concerned about groundwater but first needed to tackle the presence of surface water that had accumulated on some parts of the site. Before any excavation work could begin, it was essential that the nuisance water was removed and diverted into a natural watercourse located nearby.

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Submersible pump hire enables infrastructural upgrades

One of the country’s largest construction companies recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of equipment that would help them carry out improvement works on a culvert situated beneath a busy motorway. The conduit allows water of a local stream to pass below a major road, but years of neglect necessitated that both the culvert itself and surrounding concrete trash walls were upgraded.

A competitor had originally provided a series of diesel pumps to bypass the culvert, but this solution was unsuccessful – prompting our involvement. Our regional expert visited site and decided to propose an alternative pumping configuration comprising of three PX30 electric submersibles. Far from being just a simple installation, we also had to devise a complicated, enlarged pipework system that included lengths of 8” wire armoured and poly hoses and several 90⁰ bends in order to achieve a practical configuration.

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Sykes Pumps provide pump hire equipment for old Sykes House site

When a well-known construction company had issues keeping a site in South London dry following a sustained downpour, they contacted our pump specialists in search of an effective pumping solution.

The site in question was bought by Henry Sykes Ltd in 1928 and was the home of our head office for many years until its relocation to Wolverhampton. It is situated just a few hundred yards from our flagship depot in Charlton but now looks almost unrecognisable when compared with the area we once occupied.

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Sykes provide pumping solution for large scale renovation project

The renovation of one of the South Coast’s most historical theatres was dependent upon the intervention of specialist hire company, Sykes Pumps. Before the project commenced, we sent an engineer to our client’s site – in Eastbourne – to assess the job’s unique requirements.

As part of the overhaul, the entire toilet block was to be relocated elsewhere, along with the sewer that ran underneath it. We were therefore asked to create a diversion to ensure outflows from the original toilet block were redirected to a nearby manhole.

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Sykes Pumps provide emergency pumping solution for house building contractor

At Sykes Pumps, we’re used to receiving last-minute callouts. Our ability to handle projects at short notice is the reason so many customers know they can rely on us when things go wrong. So, when East Sussex based house-building contractor required us to supply an urgent pumping rental scheme, they contacted us at the eleventh hour.

The customer in question was about to close its site for the Christmas period when a situation arose that required immediate attention.

Sykes Pumps was asked to provide equipment to prevent water levels from rising too high during an excavation job. The ramifications of failing to address the issue included the possibility of nearby residents suffering flooding. It was therefore essential that we moved quickly!

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Sykes Pumps help leading university with construction project

When one of West Sussex’s leading universities had plans to develop a new engineering and technological facility, Sykes Pumps was on hand to provide a temporary over-pumping solution to help facilitate the project.

The scheme in question was taking place on a live university campus so required an immediate pump hire solution to assist with a sewer diversion while a section of the existing sewer mains was being replaced.

After assessing the site, our specialists recommended the installation of two 8” electric submersible pumps. The pumps were able to over-pump the sewage from the manholes to a section of the mains approximately 80 metres away in each location, enabling the segment in between to be removed.

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Sykes Pumps aid major demolition project

Sykes general purpose range of pumps are naturally the first choice for an array of applications, handling everything from clean water to sludge and slurry. In this instance, the temporary pumps were being used for a major demolition project.

The contractor overseeing the scheme contacted us in search of an immediate pumping hire solution after the building’s basement flooded with water during necessary excavation work.

After assessing the site and considering the customer’s requirements, our specialists proposed a 4” Sykes GP 100M general purpose pump to remove unwanted groundwater from the excavation – discharging it more than thirty metres away into the nearest manhole.

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Sykes Pump Hire drafted in to assist with iconic redevelopment project

Before building contractors could begin the conversion of an internationally cherished landmark, Sykes Pumps were called to provide a pump hire solution to help cool down their machinery.

The once crumbling Battersea power station, which was closed in 1983 and left uninhabitable for the past 50 years, is undergoing a major redevelopment. Once completed the site will provide office, retail and leisure space, as well as over 4,000 new homes.

After taking into account the specific requirements of the project, we deployed a number of 6” super silent pumps capable of producing flows of up to 160m³ /h. The rental units were quickly fully operational and used to cool down the specialist machinery brought in to tear down the station’s four staple chimneys.

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Sykes Pumps aid culvert repair in Lincolnshire

Following heavy rainfall in the north of England, a client contacted us seeking an emergency pump solution to facilitate the repair of a drainage tunnel that kept collapsing. Large volumes of storm water caused by torrential downpours were, therefore, unable to escape, meaning urgent action was required on our part.

The customer had outsourced a renewal development to an external company, but in order for them to be in a position to mend the damaged culvert, pumping equipment was needed on site. A nearby housing estate meant that any hire package would need to feature units capable of operating quietly, which is why we proposed the use of three Super Wispaset 200mm pumps.

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Sewage diversion required for major construction scheme

One of the UK’s leading development companies recently required some overpumping assistance in order to simplify a major sewage diversion. Fortunately at Sykes Pumps, we had the necessary levels of expertise to handle the issue effectively and by doing so helped keep a multi-million pound assignment on schedule.

The company in question was looking to overpump a main sewer line and subsequently needed constant flows exceeding 1000 litres per second. The waste system had to be relayed along a new path due to a number of new houses being built in the immediate vicinity.

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