UK Hydrographic Office Innovative water solution at UKHO

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As part of a three-year facilities management contract, Amey provide cleaning, mechanical & electrical, and grounds maintenance services across the UKHO estate. The client asked the team to quote for a specialist project to provide the building with a water tank solution for use by the fire service.

A pond was installed which held 122m3 of water, enough to tackle a fire. The specification also defined the need for filtration and the inclusion of native plants, plus an access chamber for the Fire and Rescue Service to pump from


The solution reduced spending by £100,000, based on the original water tank brief and provided a more environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing asset. The pond also reduces the risk of any potential legionella incidents on site. 

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