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Hauraton drainage at Chesterfield FC

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The B2net stadium is now the home of Chesterfield Football Club. Known as the Spireites after the town’s famous crooked spire of Our Lady and All Saints Church, the club’s new £13 million, 10,400 all-seat stadium has also become a landmark building.

Hauraton surface water drainage channels were specified throughout this project by Opus Joyne’s Pike Consulting Engineers. Over 1000m of the RECYFIX® HICAP® high capacity channels were used to drain the car park area surrounding the stadium. A further 430m of FASERFIX® channel and grating system was used around the pitch-side.

The RECYFIX® HICAP® system was installed in a single run, sweeping around the whole stadium in a large oval to drain the 36,000m² car park. Starting with HICAP® 100 a further four sizes of channel were installed in a stepped fall arrangement ending with the largest size, the 650, which has a maximum water volume per metre of 443 litres. The high storage capacity of the system meant only one gully was required – see photo.

For the pitch-side drainage, FASERFIX® KS 100 channel system was specified. This is a robust, fibre reinforced concrete channel with a removable ductile iron grating featuring the company’s SIDELOCK® patented bolt less fixing system.

Fact and Figures

  • Client: Chesterfield Football Club.
  • Architects: Ward McHugh Associates (WMA).
  • Consulting engineers: Opus Joyne’s Pike.
  • Main contractor: BAM Construct UK Limited
  • Groundwork contractor : Greenways
  • Surface water drainage systems: Hauraton Limited