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Construction work continues on Hurst Impounding Reservoir

30 Jun 2014

Cheetham Hill Construction is 29 weeks into the Hurst Impounding Reservoir Project for client United Utilities.

This £1.1million design and build project to discontinue the reservoir involves returning the reservoir back to the natural valley and requires over 100,000m3 of material to be excavated and re-engineered in the valley sides.

Work is progressing well; the FOG pool has been completed, the gravel trap is being constructed and reservoir sediment conditioning works are continuing. The FOG (Fire Operations Group) pool will provide a water collection point for a helicopter should there be a moorland fire within a two minute flying time of the local area and the gravel trap will act as a barrier to stop gravel from travelling further downstream during a storm event.

Hurst Impounding Reservoir is a Category A large raised reservoir, which was retired from active use by United Utilities around 15 years ago. The reservoir is situated on the western margins of the Peak District National Park above Glossop in Derbyshire.

Cheetham Hill Construction is 23 weeks into the Hurst Impounding Reservoir project for client United Utilities.

This £1.1million project to discontinue the reservoir involves returning the reservoir back to the natural valley and requires over 100,000m3 of material to be excavated and re-engineered in the valley sides.

Work is progressing well; the FOG pool has been completed, the gravel trap is being constructed and reservoir sediment conditioning works are continuing.

Hurst Impounding Reservoir is a Category A large raised reservoir, which was retired from active use by United Utilities around 15 years ago. The reservoir is situated on the western margins of the Peak District National Park above Glossop in Derbyshire. Cheetham Hill Construction is 29 weeks into the Hurst Impounding Reservoir project for client United Utilities.

This £1.1million design and build project to discontinue the reservoir involves returning the reservoir back to the natural valley and requires over 100,000m3 of material to be excavated and re-engineered in the valley sides.

Work is progressing well; the FOG pool has been completed, the gravel trap is being constructed and reservoir sediment conditioning works are continuing. The FOG (Fire Operations Group) pool will provide a water collection point for a helicopter should there be a moorland fire within a two minute flying time of the local area and the gravel trap will act as a barrier to stop gravel from travelling further downstream during a storm event.

Hurst Impounding Reservoir is a Category A large raised reservoir, which was retired from active use by United Utilities around 15 years ago. The reservoir is situated on the western margins of the Peak District National Park above Glossop in Derbyshire.

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