WJ News

Latest News and Updates from WJ Groundwater and across the Industry.

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Silvertown Crossing Pumping Test

There are over 60 River Crossings within London, including London Bridge, the Dartford Crossing, Westminster Bridge and numerous rail tunnels. In order to reduce the strain on these crossings, and in particular the Blackwell Tunnel, a new crossing will be constructed between the Greenwich Peninsula, home of the iconic O2 Arena, and the Silvertown Docks, along a similar orientation to the Emirates Airline cable car.

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Dan CarpenterSilvertown Crossing Pumping Test
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Old Oak Common

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a new proposed high-speed rail link connecting London and Birmingham, before being extended up to Leeds and Manchester, via Crewe. As part of these works over 330 miles of track will be laid, accompanied with 21 new or refurbished stations along the length. One of the key new termini that is to be constructed in London is at Old Oak Common.

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Dan CarpenterOld Oak Common
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Colchester Northern Gateway

The Geothermal industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the energy industry in the UK, and is becoming an increasingly common option for new council developments. Fortunately for WJ, these geothermal systems require the construction and testing of deep boreholes which are one of WJ’s specialities!

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Dan CarpenterColchester Northern Gateway
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Ness Regional WTW, Loch Ness, Scotland

WJ are an industry leader in dewatering and groundwater management systems in the UK, and therefore our work regularly takes us from Central London to the northern reaches of Scotland and everywhere in between. One of our most recent projects took us to the shores of the world famous Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland for a ‘monster of a project’!

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Dan CarpenterNess Regional WTW, Loch Ness, Scotland
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Anchorsholme Outfall Cofferdam

Blackpool is famous for its iconic Tower, Pleasure Beach and Illuminations, and has been the destination of choices for British holiday-makers for generations. In order to cope with this demand United Utilities, are undertaking a large scale upgrade of the water facilities in the town. This includes the construction of a new water storage tank, and outfall pipe to ensure untreated stormwater isn’t discharged during the stormy weather that often hits the west coast of Great Britain, and the coastal waters can be kept clean for many generations to come.

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Dan CarpenterAnchorsholme Outfall Cofferdam
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Provost Driver Court, Renfrew

This contract took WJ to Renfrew, in the suburbs of Glasgow, not far from our Scottish Office in the Scottish capital, to help contribute to an award winning project.

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Dan CarpenterProvost Driver Court, Renfrew
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Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Edinburgh

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been based on it’s existing site in the heart of Edinburgh since 1895, however in 2005 it was decided by the local NHS Trust that a more modern facility should be constructed adjacent to the existing Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at Little France on the south-east edge of the city.

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Dan CarpenterRoyal Hospital For Sick Children, Edinburgh
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Cambridge WWTW

As part of the renewal and upgrade of Cambridge’s WWTW works, WJ were called in to efficiently lower the groundwater level. A challenge which we more than rose to.

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WJ Group AdminCambridge WWTW
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Millom Wastewater Treatment Works

Millom can be found on the north shore of the estuary of the River Duddon in the Lake District National Park, around 7 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness in southwest Cumbria.

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WJ Group AdminMillom Wastewater Treatment Works