Thorntons Drainage Works

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was contracted by famous chocalatier Thorntons PLC to carry out drainage works at their Somercotes manufacturing facility in Derbyshire.

Key details

Thorntons PLC
Project manager
Norder Design Associates
Project value
9 weeks

Key aims and challenges

The project involved the installation of a 150mm, extra-strength, chemically-treated outfall to a main sewer. The pipe's route follows a gradient of up to 1 in 5.

A combination of open cut and directional drilling techniques were used to lay the pipes. A pumping station and venturi flume for flow measurement were also installed as part of the project.

How did we do?

The project took place in a busy, live factory environment. Coordination with Thorntons' facilities team enabled the works to progress swiftly without impact on production operations.

From the client...

Overall very impressed with speed and quality of works undertaken and the conduct of staff on site was very good.

Richard Lewis, Engineering Project Manager, Thorntons