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Hauraton drainage channels used at Maritime Transport Headquarters in Felixstowe

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The Maritime Transport Limited new £5 million headquarters in Felixstowe has received the accolade of “Winner-Design (Non residential)” at the Suffolk Coastal Quality of Place awards held in October 2015. Designed by Architects, Wincer Kievenaar, the Maritime Headquarters office provides an impressive gateway to Felixstowe Port.

The Headquarters extensive car park, set with composite grey blocks is drained by 98 metres of Hauraton RECYFIX® PLUS 150 channels fitted with Class C250, HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings. A further 47 metres of RECYFIX® PLUS 100 channels were also installed in other locations on site.

The RECYFIX® PLUS channel unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable recycled polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. The channel unit also features galvanised steel top edges which house the ductile iron gratings.

Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient carbon black as a stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. The PP is also naturally resistant to de-icing salt.

Ken Burgess, Hauraton‘s Project Manager comments; “The main contractor, E.L. Construction Limited liked the product for its ease of installation, each RECYFIX®  PLUS 150 one metre unit, complete with its grating only weighs 12.8 kg, so its easy to position and robust enough to withstand building site conditions”.

Project Details

Project: Maritime Transport Headquarters, Maritime House, Felixstowe

Client: Maritime Transport Limited. Maritime Group Limited.

Architects: Wincer Kievenaar

Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Consulting Engineers: MLM Consulting Engineers.

Main Contractor: E.L. Construction Limited

Sub-contractor (Ground works) : Brooks and Wood Limited

Builders Merchant: Collier and Catchpole, Colchester.

Hauraton Project Manager: Ken Burgess, Mobile 07557 035681  ken.burgess@hauraton.co.uk

Surface water drainage systems and Hydraulics Design Support: Hauraton Limited.

Materials Supplied:

98m – RECYFIX® PLUS 150 channels with HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings – Class C250.

47m – RECYFIX® PLUS 100 channels with HEELSAFE ductile iron gratings – Class C250 Various end caps and trash boxes to match the RECYFIX® channels