Harrot Hill Pumping Station

Thirlmere Link Main


The design, manufacture and construction of a portal frame structural steel building, stone clad on a reinforced concrete slab complete with retaining gabion baskets.

Project Overview

The pumping station was located within the lake district national park. The local authority had demanded some strict visual/aesthetical requirements, requiring the building to be finished in a local random rubble stone and natural slate roof with all retaining walls to be retained by matching stone faced gabion baskets. This, combined with united utilities process and security requirements led to some challenging architectural detailing.

Scope of works
  • Reinforced Raft foundation with thickenings for portal frame bolt boxes.
  • Pipe and cable troughs to enable services to be located below ground to enable pump maintenance.
  • Structural steel portal frame building complete with full span overhead crane.
  • 2 skins of insulated solid blockwork clad with locally sourced sandstone.
  • Kingspan Tile support composite panel to the roof
  • Natural slate affixed to the tile support using an innovative new tiling system “Nulock”.
  • Hard landscaping consisting of 150m3 of stone clad gabion Baskets and Grasscrete paving.

The project was completed on time/on budget with a phased handover allowing the mechanical works to be commissioned prior to the Drinking Water Inspectorates WIS date.

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