One of the biggest projects of 2016 at WJ Groundwater has been on the Ispwich Tidal Barrier Project. We worked closely on the Water and Environment Management (WEM) project for our client Volker Stevin Ltd (VSL) to enable construction of the tidal gate structure at the River Orwell.
Our new drill rig, Conrad, got to make ‘his’ project debut at one of the UK’s finest seats of learning and he pulled the job off with aplomb with a little help from his human pals, Mohammad Usman and Paul Judge!
Both Phases 1 & 2 of the redevelopment of the Windermere Steam Boat Museum are now complete. The aim is to create a series of new buildings, at its shore side location on Lake Windermere, to house the exhibits, a conservation workshop and a new visitor centre.
WJ Groundwater completed the drilling and installation of the dewatering applications for Phase 1 in March 2016. Read our earlier blog.
WJ Groundwater ventures into the far north of England for an exciting project at Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District.
The main project is the redevelopment of Windermere Jetty and the museum that is a popular tourist attraction on the banks of the picturesque Lake Windermere. The focus of the rebuild is to create a series of new buildings to house the museum’s collection of vessels, to provide a new visitor centre and further on site facilities.
WJ Groundwater’s dewatering project for Pat Munro Ltd is its most northerly job yet. Since opening its office in Scotland in late 2015, the brand has been expanding rapidly and we’re ever so pleased to break into the Scottish Highlands with a project in Dornoch.
WJ Groundwater is celebrating the completion of a ‘key’ dewatering project at Lodz Fabryczna, Poland. The grand task took two years to reach completion and it has been instrumental in the establishment of our brand within east European markets. It has also provided us with a springboard to opening our first permanent office in Poland.
The new, three level railway terminal, Lodz Fabryczna is the new key communication hub for the redeveloped city-centre for Lodz. The whole enterprise is a part of a large regeneration scheme that is intended to contribute towards a revitalised local and national railway network. The new infrastructure will provide faster connections to the capital, Warsaw, and other large cities across Poland and Europe. The station is connected to the existing railway network via an underground tunnel running underneath the city centre. Both the station box and the tunnel were constructed using a top-down method and during the course of the excavation approximately 2 million m3 of earth has been removed.
WJ Groundwater hits a six at the ‘Home of Cricket!’
WJ Groundwater is proud to be associated with Lords Cricket Ground for a new project. There’s nothing quite like working on a pumping test project at a world famous sporting ground, and in the Cricket world, there’s no place better known than Lords.
WJ Groundwater has been commissioned to dewater aspects of the iconic new stadium for renowned London football team, Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
This ongoing project is a great addition to our company portfolio that already includes completed dewatering projects for football clubs such as Reading, Derby County, Manchester United, and Chelsea.
The new scheme sees the existing stadium expanded to a new capacity of 61,000 fans, including the largest single tier in the UK (the home southern stand) capable of holding 17,000 people. Its new asymmetrical design is now focused towards the southern ‘home end’ giving the structure a unique look. Amongst many other new features, the re-build also includes a fully retractable pitch (for concerts), prominent new entrances at the front and eastern ends, and a ‘sky walk’ so tourists can climb 40 m for views from the stadium.