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Two surface drainage systems installed at Maltby Academy

This new £10.9 million development and upgrade by BAM Construction of Leeds is the fifth academy to be developed by them in 2013, making them one of the UK’s most successful education contractors.

The academy has a purpose built sports science facility and the old gymnasium has been converted for use in the performing and creative arts. This innovative use of new and old buildings will allow the academy to offer a dynamic learning experience for all students with these state of the art facilities.

 

ProductLoad class
RECYFIX PROC 250
Slotted channelC 250

Location

Aldgate, London
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It was essential rainwater was drained effectively round the perimeter of the old and new buildings’ paved and asphalted surfaces. There were three different drainage requirements for this project.

3 key requirements for the project

Composite gratings

As the system would be subject to infrequent traffic, it was essential the gratings were composite to keep there aesthetic appeal.

Heelsafe

With the surface area being a pedestrian zone, a design principle was to ensure the gratings had narrow slots (heelsafe).

Aesthetics

As this was a high-profile prestigious project, the consideration of aesthetically pleasing channel systems was required.

HAURATON’s channels were the chosen choice

BAM Construction Ltd’s choice of drainage channels for the project were RECYFIX PRO and RECYFIX SLOTTED channel.

”Being particularly suitable for school yards and play grounds, our RECYFIX PRO channels with their black FIBRETEC gratings were chosen for this project as the gratings smooth appearance blended in well with the asphalted surfaces”.

RECYFIX PRO

Product illustration of a RECYFIX PRO drainage channel
  • Longevity: the RECYFIX material is extremely resistant and corrosion-free which ensures a long service life for the drainage channels

  • Design: our award-winning FIBRETEC heelsafe grating provides an aesthetic finish

  • Environmentally friendly: manufactured from 100% recycled composite

  • Time and cost saving: pre-assembled, lightweight and compact for quick and easy installation

RECYFIX SLOTTED CHANNEL

slotted channel
  • Discreet slot detail complements contemporary features in modern buildings and landscape design

  • Narrow heelsafe slot design with non-removable parts guarantees a safe surface environment for pedestrians

  • High intake capacity and a maximum interception along the channel length for efficient surface water drainage

  • Channel body is made from robust 100% recycled composite

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