In the leafy suburb of Ealing, West London, a prestigious building project is underway.
Hidden from view behind the town hall on the site of a former car-park, Dickens Yard is an exclusive development of one, two and three-bedroom flats boasting views over the London Skyline.
With a communal swimming pool, sauna, spa and steam room for residents, it’s hardly surprising that the large majority of the flats have been pre-sold, off-plan.
A completion lead time of over two years means that the developer, Berkeley Homes, is obliged to provide temporary bathroom facilities for workers to ensure staff welfare. Installed in what will eventually be the final department in the development, plumbing contractor, RPM, was commissioned to create high quality worker toilers including a total of 16 men’s cubicles, three ladies’ cubicles, hand basins and a shower room – all of which are located on the ground floor.
With no current drainage facilities servicing this area of the site, the plumber turned to Saniflo for a waste discharge solution
The new Sanicubic XL lifting station is aimed at commercial building products projects of this nature and fitted the bill perfectly. The contractor opted to take three units to ensure continuity of service at all times. These have been installed in the basement of the build which will eventually become the underground car-park.
The beauty of the Sanicubic XL is its ability to take waste from multiple appliances – in this case located on the floor above the car-park – and discharge it using the innovative vortex technology at the heart of the pump.
Waste is pumped down to the Saniflos and pumped back up to the mains drainage pipes located at street level. Upon completion of Dickens Yard, the Sanicubic XLs will be removed along with all the workers’ facilities and the vacant space converted to its intended use.
Tony from RPM Plumbing Contractors is particularly impressed with the large lifting stations.
He said, “These large capacity units are ideal for this job. They are simple to install because they simply sit on the floor in-situ. The pipework is installed in multiple configurations to share the waste between the three pumps.
“We’re very pleased that we’ve been able to use these units for this job. Now we truly understand what these units are capable of, we will definitely be able to specify them in other upcoming commercial projects.”
T: Robin Jackman (NI/RoI) 00353 (0)46 9733102