Home CIVILS News High capacity channel system drains main car park at Castlegate Business Park, Dudley, West Midlands

High capacity channel system drains main car park at Castlegate Business Park, Dudley, West Midlands

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The 107 space car park at the new Costa, KFC outlets, Castlegate Business Park, Dudley, West Midlands is drained with 44 metres of Hauraton’s RECYFIX® MONOTEC high capacity channel drainage system. The Castlegate Business Park is already home to restaurants including Frankie and Benny’s and Pizza Hut, as well as a Showcase Cinema and offices.

Hauraton Limited introduced the MONOTEC, system in January 2016. The Castlegate development joins numerous installations successfully completed in the United Kingdom.

The RECYFIX® MONOTEC channels installed in the car park’s red block / asphalt surfaces have a nominal grating width of 100mm, an overall height of 380mm and a cross-section of 355.5cm2. Having total water capacity of just over 1566 litres the channel runs drained an area of over 1233m2 .

All RECYFIX® MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the channel moulding. The whole unit is made of tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) formulated to be very resistant to daily temperature fluctuations from frost conditions to strong sunlight, including the Ultra Violet (UV) spectrum. PP is naturally resistant to de-icing salt. Complying with the requirements of EN 1433, the PP is given its UV resistance by adding just sufficient stabiliser so that the structural strength of the material is unaffected and a consistent appearance is maintained. The MONOTEC channels have a loading category of up to Class D400.

Peter Dicken, Hauraton‘s Project Manager for the Midlands comments; “With a maximum weight of 10.4kg the groundwork contractor, E.Terry, found the MONOTEC channels supplied easy to handle and install with no breakages reported during the installation process. Matching Trash Boxes and End Caps were also supplied. All Hauraton surface water drainage systems’ comply with European Standards (hENs) and carries the CE mark”.

Project Details

Project: Castlegate Business Park, Dudley, West Midlands – Costa and KFC outlets

Developer: Stoford on land owned by the Homes and Communities Agency

Authority: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Groundwork contractor: E.Terry Groundworks Limited

Builders Merchant: MPS

Hauraton Project Manager: Peter Dicken Mobile 07768 333851peter.dicken@hauraton.co.uk

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

Materials Supplied:

44m – RECYFIX® MONOTEC 100/380 high capacity channels to loading category Class D400.

Trash and Access Boxes plus End Caps to match the RECYFIX® MONOTEC.