Severn Trent’s £3m project in Nottingham goes to new depths as work progresses

Friday 9th November 2019

Severn Trent’s £3 million project to improve its sewer network in Nottingham, has reached new depths as work progresses in the City.

The company is currently constructing a huge underground storage tank on Shakespeare Street that will be able to hold more rain water, and prevent flooding on the streets and nearby buildings.

Chris Keys, programme manager for the project from Severn Trent, explains:  “This project is progressing really well, and the storage tank is now at its full depth, a massive 18 metres deep. 

“This tank is going to play a crucial role in making sure the area isn’t flooded during heavy rainfall, and means our customers, and those attending and working at the University will not be affected when it rains.”

Severn Trent started the project in July this year, and expect all work to be complete by February 2020.

Chris adds: “We’re also going to begin work to construct a second chamber, which will act as a spill chamber – providing even further flood protection in the area as we’re using bigger pipes and tanks so we can hold much more water than before.”

Severn Trent working partners nmcn are carrying out work on behalf of the company and when both the storage tank and chamber are complete, they will work to connect using a pipe that’s 1.2 metres in diameter.

“As work progresses, we continue to be really thankful to those at Nottingham Trent University as we carry out this huge piece of engineering on their doorstep,” continues Chris. “We really do appreciate everyone’s patience, and we’re looking forward to all those living and using this area daily to benefit from project.”