East Midlands-based civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting has been appointed to work on two key projects in Canary Wharf and Cornwall.
The company is working on a scheme to improve bathing water quality off the Cornish coast, and is also part of the team that is paving the way for a major new residential development in Canary Wharf, London.
Tunnelling experts Active Tunnelling has appointed BSP on both schemes to design shafts and pipe-jacked tunnels.
Principal engineer at BSP, Paul Hammersley, said: “These two sites are miles apart, both in terms of distance and location. However, in both tunnel and shaft design BSP’s expertise has been very important to help ensure the success of the schemes.”
The Cornish project for South West Water is part of a £3 million investment in bathing water quality at East Looe, which is expected to benefit the tourism industry across South East Cornwall. It involves building a 1,040 cubic metre underground storage tank in Liskeard. The extra capacity in the sewerage network will reduce the number of storm discharges into the East Looe River during extremely wet weather, and is designed to improve bathing water quality ahead of the European Union’s revised Bathing Water Directive coming into effect in 2015. Construction work is due to be completed by early 2015.
An additional 300 cubic metre storage tank is also being constructed at a privately owned site on land next to the A38 and is connected to the main shaft by a pipe jacked tunnel. Shafts have also been designed by BSP engineers for Modbury and Ivybridge as part of this scheme.
Meanwhile, BSP is also working with Active Tunnelling at a site in Canary Wharf. The company’s engineers have designed pipe-jacked tunnels and shafts so that existing foul and surface water infrastructure can be diverted around the site to allow the construction of a multi-storey apartment block. Newfoundland is set to become a visual landmark not only for Canary Wharf but for the city of London, and will resemble the famous ‘Gherkin’ in style.
BSP Consulting, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, and has branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014. The company employs around 50 staff, and operates across the UK.
For more information visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk.
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