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Water Management Overview

  • Growth Drivers and Strategy

    • Legislation aimed at conservation, attenuation and control of water
    • Structural engineering specifications
    • Building regulations
    • Sustainable drainage
  • Operations and supply chain

    • UK in-house manufacture
    • External supply chain including suppliers in Europe and North America
  • Routes to market

    • Merchants and distributors (some via preferred installers)
  • Opportunities and potential

    • Outperformance of the UK construction market through continued market share gain and introduction of new products and systems
    • Development of further synergies in our “Rain to Drain” strategy following the acquisition of Wade
    • Increase divisional export sales with focus on systems using Gatic and Wade products
    • Grow operating margins through new product introductions, improving customer service and operational efficiency

Newfoundland Tower case study

Industry-leading Harmer and Wade water management solutions installed at award-winning residential scheme in Canary Wharf.

Two renowned Alumasc brands, Harmer and Wade, were recently specified and installed at a new striking residential development in London.

Newfoundland Tower, also known as “The Diamond Tower”, due to its unique shape and diagonal structure, is a build-to-rent development in Canary Wharf, London.  Harmer SML Cast Iron above ground, and Wade gullies and linear drainage were installed to provide an effective water management solution.

The Harmer SML lightweight cast iron pipework system is dry-jointed, BBA & Kitemark certified, and has a proven track record in above ground drainage.  With its comprehensive range of fittings and accessories, Harmer SML is the ideal soil and waste system for above and below ground drainage, including rainwater installations, and is fully compatible with other Harmer and Wade drainage products.

Harmer SML has the highest product fire classification possible, which is A1 for BS EN 13501-1, as well as a system fire classification of A2 for BS EN 13823 Single Burning Item A2, s1-d0.

Wade gullies and channels were also specified for this project.  Installers Estuary Plant chose a bespoke Wade Stainless Steel channel system, as it not only fits the design brief but is also easy to maintain, highly durable and does not discolour.

Wade is a leading manufacturer of quality drainage products with over 50 years’ experience.  It offers a comprehensive range of floor gullies, including the Wade Stainless Steel Channels, which are available in a range of standard and bespoke designs, including faceted and curved channel systems.

The 58-storey building comprises 636 new apartments and includes residential amenity areas, restaurants and retail units.  The development recently won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Award of Excellence – Best Tall Building 200-299m.