Barhale wins London water main repairs worth £25m


Barhale has secured two more contracts under Thames Water’s AMP7 Conditional Allowance Trunk Main Schemes, both next to major London railway stations. 

Credit: Barhale.

The awards bring the total value of works the civil engineering company has secured under the programme to £24.8 million. 

The Victoria Station Trunk Main Replacement and the Eversholt Street Mains Replacement join the recently announced Fortis Green Trunk Main Replacement in the schedule of AMP7 upgrades to essential water assets across the capital. 

At Victoria Station, Barhale will rehabilitate more than one kilometre of a 30-inch cast iron water main. 

While at Eversholt Street, near Euston Station, it will upgrade a 660-metre length of 16-inch cast iron water main, also using a combination of opencut and slip lining methods.  

Shane Gorman, Barhale’s water director, said: “These are two of the most important rail gateways to the capital with thousands of passengers travelling through every hour. 

“Also, around each site, the roads are very busy so it has been important to develop an approach that would not only protect future water supply in each area, but one which also minimises the impact to the local communities, businesses and rail and road users. 

“Our engineers will use a number of launch and reception pits to slipline the existing water main. This means we will be able to avoid the large-scale disruption that can be caused by continuous trenches and deliver a faster, better result.  

“We will also reduce environmental impact in comparison with traditional open-cut methods.” 

Handover and commissioning are expected at Eversholt Street in the spring and at Victoria Station towards the end of the year.  

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