The Hopkins team supplied Wessex Water’s Codford water treatment works with a cool 260m³ of structural concrete, from its high production unit in Wincanton, for its brand new, £13m, pumping station.
In Wiltshire it doesn't rain - it pours
Darren Mullins, Site Foreman at Wessex Water, says: “It was a revelation to find a concrete supplier that can fulfill the requirements needed for a large scheme such as Codford.”
The regional water and sewerage business serves 2.7 million customers across the South West of England. As part of a five year plan, the company is investing £1 billion into the infrastructure of its water grid, including improvements at its Codford water treatment works.
With a road traffic accident shutting down the A303 our trucks had to negotiate the tedious diversions across Somerset and Wiltshire, resulting in long traffic tailbacks. Despite this, the pour was completed in a speedy nine hours and there was a steady flow of Hopkins lorries arriving on site throughout the day!
We used two of our 11m³ Artics and eight shiny new 8m³ Mercedes Arocs trucks to supply the site with our ready-mix concrete. We then let our new CIFA 39m boom pump finish off the job, comfortably placing the mix into the structure.
“We have in the past used other suppliers that do not offer anywhere near the same quality of service that we have received from Hopkins – not only for the concrete supply and pumps, but also the faultless first class stone delivery.
“The weather was on our side, with the sun shining on the job right through to completion.”