Stonbury Awarded New 3 Year Term Service Contract

Stonbury are delighted to announce the award of a Term Service Contract with Sutton and East Surrey Water, Portsmouth Water and Dee Valley Water The new contract will deliver the reservoir and water tower cleaning, inspection, maintenance and repair works until 31st March 2020, with the option to extend the contract for a further 5 years subject to agreement by all parties. The tender process was managed by Sutton and East Surrey Water on behalf of the Three companies who jointly have 95no Service Reservoirs and 13no Water Towers. Whilst all Companies have awarded individual contracts to Stonbury, the tender involved developing a uniform pricing document to be operated by each client. This will ensure that the planning and delivery of contracts can be co-ordinated and provides consistency in respect of value and standards of work carried out for each client. Project delivery for Sutton and East Surrey Water and Portsmouth Water will be carried out by Stonbury’s Orange Team whilst the Blue Team will be responsible for meeting Dee Valley Waters requirements.

New South Wales Office

We are delighted to announce that we have now moved into our new office in Bridgend to support our framework contract delivery in the South Wales Our address is:Stonbury (Office 002)Dainton Business ParkCoity RoadBridgendCF31 1NS The office at Bridgend is based centrally in South Wales, facilitating the works we are currently undertaking for Welsh Water and those going into the foreseeable future.  Our Project Manager Richard Thomas and Site Agent Lez Thomas will be based out of this office, whilst also covering the Northern area region from our depot at Llandudno Junction.   In addition to the office, we are also looking to expand our on site teams in South Wales and are looking for experienced civils and waterproofing staff. Our expansion into Bridgend and existing premises at Llandudno Junction allows us to be more efficient and reactive to works in the Wales area.

Exhibiting at Wastewater 2017

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the UK’s largest one-day event covering both wastewater infrastructure and treatment This year the annual Wastewater 2017 exhibition and conference is on Tuesday 31st January at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.  Now in its 5th year, the Wastewater 2017 exhibition and conference brings together wastewater, network and asset management leaders to find innovative ways to protect wastewater assets and enhance resilience, build customer confidence and collaboratively drive totex solutions ahead of PR19 and the introduction of retail competition. Stonbury look forward to exhibiting and welcome arranged meetings, please get in touch with laura@stonbury.co.uk

Stonbury awarded 5-year Framework with South Staffordshire Water

Stonbury are pleased to announce the award of a 5 year Framework with South Staffordshire Water (including Cambridge Water) for Reservoir Refurbishment, covering the period - November 2016 to November 2021. We have worked closely with South Staffordshire Water for many years and, since 2011, as the incumbent Framework Contractor. We look forward to building on our strong collaborative relationship to deliver a successful program of works over the next 5 years. 

Stonbury sponsors the Great North Snow Dogs

Stonbury proudly supplied four concrete plinths for the snow poochies to perch on for the Great North Snow Dogs project. Creative producers, Wild in Art, worked in partnership with St Oswald's Children’s Hospice and the Great North Snow Dogs to bring together businesses, artists, schools and community groups to create a public art trail of Snow Dog and Snow Puppy sculptures, based on the story The Snowman and The Snow Dog, by Raymond Briggs. For a total of ten weeks, the sculptures were placed in various locations across the North East in streets, parks and open spaces, taking followers on an adventure in the hunt for tracking down the Snow Dogs. Each Snow Dog sculpture has been individually designed and painted by a mix of well-known and yet to be discovered artists. A separate trail of smaller Snow Puppies, created by local school children and community groups were also be exhibited, celebrating the talent of the young people of the North East. The sculptures will be auctioned in December 2016 to find their forever homes, raising funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice.  For more information on Great North Snow Dogs visit www.stoswaldsuk.org/great-snowdogs

Our 5th Annual Water Industry Asset & Quality Conference

Stonbury are a specialist contractor to the water industry, holding framework agreements and contracts for the refurbishment of water towers, reservoirs and associated assets throughout the clean and waste water sectors. Our objective has been to bring together representatives from all the UK’s Water Companies to share their latest innovations and best practice. The conference allows delegates to share not only their current challenges, but also their most successful strategies and methodologies to date, improving water quality and asset maintenance across the UK. The conference was first held in 2012 and has experienced year on year growth since launching. This year, the event held on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 introduced a new ‘Innovation Lounge’ for suppliers to display their products and services. The introduction of the Innovation Lounge and the organic growth in numbers allowed the conference to be held centrally at a larger venue of the New Hall, Sutton Coldfield. Exhibitors were invited on stage for a two-minute speed showcase to attract the relevant delegates to their stands, exhibitors included: BASF, Panton McLeod, Speedy, Sensor UK and ITS Stonbury.  Each year, the conference reports on practice improvements throughout the industry, presented directly by water authorities and industry professionals. This year speakers included presentations by: Ian Hope, Severn Trent Water; Zoe Kellock, Severn Trent Water; David Edwards, Thames Water; Dr Jim Wicks, The Fluid Group and Amber Telford, Mott MacDonald. We were also pleased to welcome back yearly support from the Drinking Water Inspectorate. Dr Guy Franklin, DWI Inspector and Reg 31 Scientist presented on case studies from across the industry and remained for the duration of the conference to answer questions throughout the day.  Amber Telford, Mott McDonald presented on the Provision of Industry Guidance on Management of Clean Water Storage Assets, discussing the best practice for design, installation, operation and management of treated water storage assets. The topic derived from the ongoing UKWIR commissioned research project, utilising a collaboration of knowledge from industry professionals, with a goal to set a common standard of practice throughout the UK industry. Stonbury have also been a part of this project, assisting on advice from their specialised area of asset refurbishment. Ian Hope, Dams and Reservoirs Manager, Severn Trent Water: “I found the day both stimulating and rewarding. Each presentation was to a high standard and the presenter’s experts in their fields. The conference was well attended by industry professionals from across the country, which provided fertile ground for informed discussion and debate. Thank you for organising such a useful event” Jon Featherstone, Commercial Director “This year’s conference appeared to be well received by everyone in attendance. The wide range of topics and issues discussed ensured that concentration levels were maintained throughout the day, the quality of the speakers complemented this. The messages communicated provided all listening with some serious food for thought and further discussion when they return to their own environments.” A few words from James Stonor “Our 2016 Conference brought together over 70 representatives from almost every water company in the UK. Whilst continuing to address the challenge of combating bacteriological failures in service reservoirs this year also saw us expand the subject matter to consider asset management and best practice particularly under the new industry theme of Totex. The conference was a phenomenal success with some brilliant presentations sharing information and best practise. As with previous years we were delighted to welcome back the DWI who also presented. It wasn’t just the quality of the presentations that ensured the conferences success but the attitude of all who attended. Delegates were there to share and communicate with each other taking full advantage of the opportunity to be among others from the industry facing similar challenges. This year we also introduced an innovation lounge where suppliers to the water industry could showcase their latest innovations and this was also a great success and will definitely be expanded and featured in future conferences. I would like to thank all who came and look forward to welcoming guests back again next year, as well as many new faces” The conference concluded with an evening networking meal and an after dinner performance, this year by the amazing Kennedy who successfully stunned all! Next year we aim to continue growing the conference by bringing more concepts of innovation and methodology to water delegates. For further information and to express your interest in attending or contributing, please email laura@stonbury.co.uk