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Barhale provides much needed temporary erosion solution at Bradford

25th February 2021

Our team in Yorkshire has successfully delivered a design and build project to protect pipe bridge foundations at the site of Yorkshire Water’s sewage treatment plant in Esholt, Bradford.

The Sewage Treatment Works at Esholt is one of Yorkshire Water’s biggest sewage treatment works serving around 760,000 people in Bradford and Leeds, and processing over 30,000 tonnes of sludge. It is Yorkshire Water’s second largest waste water treatment plant.

Following the historic impacts of flooding on the local area, the foundations of the pipe bridges at the sewage treatment works had been eroded. In order to provide an immediate solution, the team installed SoluForm prefilled concrete bags which offer a Biodegradable and water-soluble lined bag work.

A 280m temporary road was also built to enable access to the site of the pipe bridge foundations.

Barhale Project Manager, Nick Smith, explained that the works were key to make sure that the sewage treatment works continues to serve the local area effectively.

“The prefilled concrete bags will serve as a riverbank-like protection around the foundations to prevent further damage with more adverse wintery conditions expected in the coming months”, he said.

“We are pleased to have successfully delivered this phase of works on behalf of Yorkshire Water and to have ensured the continued provision of uninterrupted water services to the local community.”

Works on a more permanent solution are expected to commence later this spring.