Birmingham Resilience Project

  • Sector:Water & Utilities
  • Client:Severn Trent Water
  • Location:Stourport-on-Severn to Frankley
  • Value:£83m

Birmingham is served by a single source of potable water; from Wales, via the 110 year old Elan Valley Aqueduct (EVA) and Frankley Water Treatment Works (WTW). The aim of this collaborative project was to work with Severn Trent Water to provide resilience for this primary clean water supply. The Birmingham Resilience Project (BRP) will provide an alternative water supply for periods of up to 50 days every two years. This will enable a full shut down of the EVA allowing STW to carry out essential maintenance on the Aqueduct.

Barhale were engaged by STW to deliver a new 26km, cross country steel pipeline, as well as all associated pump stations and implementations for ‘Operational Readiness’. Overall, the project spanned 20 individual sites and employed 220 personnel at its peak.