The brief was to supply surface drainage products for the regeneration project in time for a major sailing event at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). The project included work on the surrounding Weymouth road infrastructure.
ACO supplied MultiDrain channel drainage which was used outside the reception area of the main WPNSA building to provide efficient removal of surface water. This channel and grating system has narrow Heelguard slots, making it ideal for the significant pedestrian traffic using the area.
The channel drainage system, ACO RoadDrain was used on the road leading to Weymouth and Portland harbour. ACO RoadDrain is a high strength, easy to install, one-piece system with integrated channel and grating. Being integral within the system, the inlet grating is not vulnerable to damage, loss or theft and the one-piece design guarantees product strength and reliability throughout its lifetime. The system is constructed of resin concrete, making it resistant to corrosion or rust and preserving the aesthetics of the finished project. These characteristics made it an ideal choice for the WPNSA area, which needs to manage frequent transport of high value sailing vessels. The RoadDrain system ensures equipment is kept safe and heavy wheel loads are accommodated. The product’s large intake area guarantees maximum hydraulic performance and its design improves flow velocity. This keeps the drainage channels clear and maintains efficient removal of surface water from the roads to keep carriageways free from flooding and safe for traffic.
The tough and robust combined kerb and drainage system, ACO KerbDrain, was widely used on much of the regeneration project. The versatility of this product meant it was utilised across a multitude of applications in the area, including roads, junctions and roundabouts, to ensure safe surface water run-off. This extremely effective combined linear drainage solution is manufactured from recycled polymer concrete, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice and also means it is protected from corrosion in this coastal location.
Richard Hill, Managing Director at ACO Water Management, commented, “Environmentally sound water drainage solutions are an important part of our transport infrastructure. We were delighted ACO products were selected to help with the significant road improvements around Weymouth and Portland. The project has improved access to an important sporting venue and the surrounding area.”