Cheltenham's Hidden Gem - Hewlett's Reservoir

Earlier this month we filmed with the BBC and in collaboration with Severn Trent Water a feature on Cheltenham's hidden reservoir site, Hewlett's History The Hewlett’s Reservoir site in Cheltenham is home to a collection of historical reservoirs, establishing from the early 1800s. Hewlett's No.1 Reservoir was constructed in 1824 as an open reservoir, initially collecting spring water from the surrounding hills. In 1839 No.2 reservoir was constructed and later in 1847, No.3 Reservoir. The final No.4 Reservoir was constructed some years later, completing the Hewlett’s Reservoir Site. In 1966 the reservoirs were installed with concrete columns and roofs, modernising these Victorian reservoirs to the more typical underground reservoirs of today. Now water is intake from the River Severn and pumped from the local WTW. Although not all the reservoirs remain in service, Hewlett’s still holds 15million gallons (48 Meg), supplying approximately half of Cheltenham with clean water.   Watch the Hewlett's BBC feature:  

Our Yellow Team 'Stand Down Day'

Earlier this month, the Stonbury Yellow Team (serving Northumbrian Water and Scotland regions) held a full ‘Stand Down Day’ for all management and site operatives Introducing ‘Making Safety our Priority’ A main purpose of the day was to introduce Stonbury’s new ‘Making Safety our Priority’ strategy, delivered by Ryan Brown, QSE Manager. The initiative launches in 2017 and will be a critical part of Stonbury’s project delivery going into the future, and so forth vital for all our team members to understand the continued importance of safe and responsible working at all times. This message was well received and promoted healthy discussion around the room. Other topics covered on the day focused on quality, site records and site operation in general. NWG Customer Expectations and Branding Initiative We were also pleased to welcome Northumbrian Water, who presented an interactive workshop explaining their new Customer Expectations policy and how Stonbury are a key part of this. Under the new NWG branding initiative, the Northumbrian Water logo will now be prominently displayed on our vans and PPE in the NWL regions, therefore on and between sites, Stonbury will now be recoginsed as NWG representatives. The message was clearly explained and had benefit of being explained directly by the client, this now allows our team members to understand the importance of appropriate representation whether this be from driving behaviour to helpfulness to the public. Stonbury have also welcomed the Zero Harm (6 pillars) forum from NWL and the inclusion of NWG’s values and vision. Taking a proactive and collaborative approach to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, a similar approach is now being used to achieve the highest standards of such throughout the company. Question Box Throughout the day, regular Q&A sessions were encouraged, which allowed individuals to anonymously ask questions via our question box. All questions were addressed and answered, promoting positive discussion throughout the day. The content of the questions highlighted that the Stonbury ethos has been embraced by the Yellow Team, only strengthened by the request for more team bonding days! Overall it was an extremely enjoyable and most importantly, worthwhile day and one that will be repeated during the year. The loss and expense of a standard days’ operation has been more than made up for by the quality time made available to discuss relevant topics across the full spectrum of the yellow team members.  

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

Water Aid Charity Auction with Affinity Water

Stonbury were pleased to contribute in the recent Water Aid Auction, hosted by Affinity Water The Affinity Water Water Aid Committee were pleased to announce the auction was once again a huge success, raising in total £4107 in a matter of hours.  All proceeds go to Water Aid and contribute towards transforming the lives of people in some of the worlds poorest communities.