Water Storage Tank Replacement – Springer Nature HQ, London

Springer Nature, which publishes scientific research papers and journals (part of the Macmillan Publishing Group) has headquarters at a newly refurbished site, canalside at King’s Cross in London. The development consists of an eclectic mix of new and old industrial buildings, designed by architects, Broadway Malyan.

ECEX was approached by SPIE, one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK, to investigate the amount of water storage within the building. Using BS EN 806, which covers the specification of potable water installations and BS 6700, focussing on design, installation, testing and maintenance of domestic water-use, we confirmed that the existing tank was around 50% to high.

Holding too much water on site can lead to issues with water quality and problems like legionnaires disease.

Water tank removal and replacement

We replaced the existing tank with a new version of the correct size, based on local water authority recommendations of storage for no more than eight hours. The tank we chose was from Dewey Waters, a specialist GRP manufacturer that ECEX has worked with for many years.

Prior to the installation of the new tank, the redundant vessel had to be removed. New pipework was also installed in adherence with the Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations. Wall and floor protection was fitted throughout the area to protect the building’s interior.

Works were carried out over a Friday evening and weekend to minimise disruption.

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