Drainage Solutions at Travis Perkins Depot

Wavin Drainage Solutions make the grade at new Travis Perkins Depot

For a new multi-million pound Travis Perkins Regional Distribution Centre in Coventry, the main contractor required versatile below ground drainage solutions which offered proven performance and ease of installation. Wavin met their requirements supplying more with 1700 linear metres of stormwater and foul drainage solutions.

The challenge

Built by Winvic for developer St Modwen and Travis Perkins, the new distribution facility is a 20,000m2 steel frame structure which has been designed to enable the maximum storage of building materials on racking which can be accessed via fork lift vehicles. Offices will be incorporated within the front of the building while a 4000m2 large yard area will provide access for heavy goods vehicles.

As part of the stormwater and foul water drainage strategy, Winvic specified 1000m of Wavin TwinWall for the Stormwater Drainage System in a range of diameters and 700m of the OSMA UltraRib system in a diameter of 150mm for the foul water requirements.

Our approach

Suitable for all surface and storm water drainage requirements, the Wavin TwinWall system is available in diameters ranging from 150mm to 600mm and features a twin wall construction which helps to maintain flexibility and reduce the possibility of impact damage on site.

Easy to handle and install on site – without the need for heavy plant machinery – the OSMA UltraRib system is a concentric external ribbed pipe system that enables major groundworks to be carried out more efficiently and safely.

It’s simple to cut, the pipe doesn’t need chamfering and its high performance sealing ring creates a watertight joint that’s extremely difficult to displace during installation. Available in dimensions of 150mm, 225mm and 300mm, the system offers a comprehensive range of fittings for each diameter.

TwinWall is a cost effective pipe system intended for use as a direct alternative to all non-pressurised gravity drain systems other than where Local Authority adoption is necessary. Adaptors and Reducers are available for connection to traditional materials.

OSMA UltraRib is a solid wall, external rib-reinforced pipe system – used for the transportation of foul and surface water drainage in adoptable and non-adoptable applications.

The Wavin drainage solutions met the performance capabilities for the project perfectly. Due to being lightweight and easy to handle, they offered the site team ease and speed of installation which kept the groundworks on track.
Andrew Ward , Engineer Winvic

The benefits

UltraRib and winWall are specified by contractors, engineers and developers across the UK who rely on Wavin for availability, performance and technical support. The numerous benefits of using UltraRib and TwinWall are the reason they are regarded as the ultimate choice for foul and surface water sewer systems – having a minimum design life in excess of 50 years, pipes kitemarked under BS EN 13746-3 and fittings which are third party approved (BBA). All OSMA soil pipes are manufactured using at least 50% recycled PVC-U content to meet increasingly demanding environmental commitments.

With this massive building products depot set for completion at the end of March, Wavin’s comprehensive range of drainage solutions and technical support has ensured this project will have a proven drainage system for the long term.