Northumbrian Water - WaterAid Golf Day

Team Stonbury, represented by Jon Featherstone, Peter Finlay and Mike Ciaraldi from NWL, participated in the annual Pro-Am golf challenge 2017 Held at The Northumberland Golf Club in Gosforth, the team were ably supported by Gordon Catterall, the professional at The Middlesbrough Golf Club. Despite the poor weather, the team recorded their best team score yet, of 8 under par for the round and whilst it was not enough to secure a prize, the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Sponsorship raised through the event will contribute to the ongoing works of WaterAid. 

New Derby Offices

On the 4th May 2017 we officially took possession of our new regional offices in Derby When the full Stonbury re-fit has been completed, the new offices will accommodate our Green Team, who currently reside in temporary offices at the Severn Trent Melbourne WTW.  Although we have thoroughly enjoyed our time onsite, the growth of the Green Team has meant more space is needed. Many thanks to Severn Trent Water for your hospitality. We look forward to returning the gesture, with our client hot-desks at Derby to facilitate our continued collaboration.

Stonbury join Yorkshire Water as Platinum Partners for WaterAid

We are pleased to announce our continued support to WaterAid through a Platinum Partnership with Yorkshire Water To commence the first of several WaterAid events, we were delighted to host a table at the Doncaster Races this May.  Thank you to Yorkshire Water for organising a great event, we look forward to joining and supporting WaterAid activity throughout the year.

The British Dam Society - Supervising Engineers’ Forum

Stonbury we’re delighted to attend and present at the British Dam Society’s 13th biennial Supervising Engineers’ Forum earlier on the 27th April 2017 The forum successfully brought together industry reservoir specialists and supervising engineers, for insights and discussions on industry topics from incidents and on-site plans to maintenance and repair, through to the application process. James Stonor, Managing Director, presented under the Assessment, Maintenance and Repairs session for Concrete Repairs in Service Reservoirs. For any questions following the forum or copies of our presentation, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Stonbury Awarded Framework with Severn Trent Water

Stonbury have operated as the incumbent cleaning and minor remedial works Framework contractor for Severn Trent Water since 2013 successfully delivering inspection assistance, scope recommendations, minor remedial works and subsequent cleaning and chlorination of water delivery and water production structures throughout the Severn Trent network. Through the inspection process, Severn Trent identified the need for more substantial repairs to update their asset base and so started a tender process in December 2016 for a DSR Major Repairs Arrangement for a 12 month period (with an option to extend for 6 months) from April 2017 onwards. The agreement was to ensure that Severn Trent Water had dedicated supply chain delivery partners, commercially assessed within the market, to deliver an enhanced programme of major repairs. After an intensive 3 month tendering process where we were extensively challenged to think laterally and developing sustainable, yet strong efficiency delivery models, Stonbury are delighted to have been awarded the Framework on a sole supplier basis and this award hugely supports our ongoing growth plans for the regional ‘Green Team’ who are responsible for delivery of the Framework. The Green Team, currently based at the Severn Trent Melbourne WTW are near to opening their new regional office, based in Derby, which has been specifically chosen for it’s ability to cater client hot-desking and meeting facilities, which will no doubt reinforce and build on the already strong working relationship between Stonbury and Severn Trent Water. The delivery and commercial model developed for the DSR programme is also being offered over the Severn Trent wider infrastructure network, we are excited to see what new challenges that may bring.  

More than just reservoir refurbishments

Over the last few months one of the most common phrases heard from our clients has been 'I didn't realise you did that!'  Whilst refurbishment of reservoirs are one of our many specialisms and an extremely important part of our business, we also offer so much more. Our full range of services are detailed within our website but briefly, over the last 12 months we have successfully delivered projects as diverse as sample tap replacement programmes, pipework alterations, culvert repairs, impounding reservoir spillway rehabilitation and access staircase programmes to reservoir embankments  For a more comprehensive presentation of what Stonbury offer, we are currently delivering a series of 'Lunch and Learn' seminars to our clients. The interaction and discussion that these events generate, allows our clients to consider the efficient delivery of any others works to a refurbishment. Whilst our teams are already onsite, the utilisation of our complete range of services offers time and costs saved, where previously multiple contractors would be employed over an extended period of time. This also allows for any disruption to the public during the works, to be kept to a minimum. If anyone is interested in having a Lunch and Learn please do not hesitate to contact us.  Jon Featherstone - Delivery Director