As the sole contract partners on Yorkshire Water’s reservoirs stream for AMP5 the MMB teams involved in delivering this work remain extremely busy, with many of the reservoir improvement works now on site.
Teams continue to maximise the benefits of precast concrete on numerous reservoir, helping to drive efficiency. In addition to savings in design and installation time, there are associated safety and quality benefits. Reservoir projects including Windleden, Withens Clough and Brownhill have all benefited from the use of PCC products in 2011.
Many reservoir projects are located in national parks and the appearance of final structures needs to be sympathetic to the surroundings – a plain concrete finish will not always be suitable. The use of formliner and other measures at Windleden and Brownhill has ensured the project blends into to the surrounding countryside and with the existing masonry.