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Case Study

Building Drainage

All Saints Academy ACO makes the grade in school design

“ ACO did an excellent job, on budget, using high quality components that look aesthetically very good. ACO are an ideal partner because they can work well with a wide range of floor types – tiling, painted floors and so on – and offer a range of different depths to satisfy different construction techniques. They provided us with lots of options. ACO serviced, measured up and delivered all the parts to ensure the best possible result and they were always on hand when something urgent needed to be addressed.” Craig Madders, Construction Supervisor, Skanska.


Case Study All Saints Academy

ACO Modular 125

ACO has provided a whole range of drainage solutions

In addition to the drainage channels, ACO gullies

Modular 125 offers the first choice for performance

for a £24m state-of-the-art academy school in

were supplied throughout, offering hygiene, durability

and flexibility. Significant improvements include:

Cheltenham that has since been nominated for a

and performance. All Gully systems are manufactured

 Fully tested and classified to BS EN 1433 –

design prize by the British Council for School

in austenitic stainless steel grades 304 and 316 and

Drainage channels for vehicular and pedestrian

Environments (BCSE). All Saints’ Academy was

fully pickle passivated for corrosion resistance. The

areas for enhanced operational confidence.

designed by Nicholas Hare Architects LLP and was

bowl-shaped design of the gullies minimises siltation

shortlisted for Best Secondary School project in the

and all models include an integral foul air trap.

 Vee-bottomed profiled channel for enhanced flow efficiency at low flow rates.

BCSE Awards for 2012. The Academy building has  Extended range of constant depth and sloping

already been hailed as the most iconic school

invert channels and accessories.

building in the South West by the local press. Among

 Unique optional grating security locks available

the solutions provided by ACO were rainwater outlets

without extended delivery time penalty.

for the roof, a bespoke tundish for the kitchen, and

 Lightweight channel sections minimise the risk

modular channels and gullies throughout.

to construction employees during the installation phase.

The three-storey building in west Cheltenham provides secondary education for 900 pupils and 200

 Wide variety of invert depths and channel falls

sixth formers, incorporating a 4-court sports hall, gym

to suit most applications.

and dance studios at first floor level that are also

Applications

made available for community use. ACO solutions were specified in all corners of the building. For the kitchen ACO created a bespoke

 Food processing and commercial kitchens.

tundish (a funnel to collect drips from the combi),

 Industrial / commercial infrastructure.

while rainwater outlets were tailor-made for the roof.

 Healthcare / education leisure.

ACO fashioned these outlets with bespoke spigots, as standard spigots would not have offered the required

 Schools, colleges.  Domestic.

length.

“ACO did an excellent job, on budget, using high quality components that look aesthetically very good,” ACO Modular channels were supplied and installed in

said Craig Madders, Construction Supervisor,

the changing rooms, providing compact and attractive

Skanska.“ACO are an ideal partner on a job like this

capacity drainage in corrosion-resistant stainless

because they can work well with a wide range of floor

ACO Building Drainage ACO Business Centre Caxton Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 OLF United Kingdom

steel, while discreet drainage channels were specified

types – tiling, painted floors and so on – and offer a

for the external paving, supporting the need to

range of different depths to satisfy different

maintain clean, functional design throughout the

construction techniques. They gave us lots of options.

Building Drainage

Modular 125 Stainless Steel Linear Drainage range,

ACO serviced, measured up and delivered all the

a fully flexible system tested and classified to

parts to ensure the best possible result and they were

For more information on our bespoke and design services, contact ACO Building Drainage on 01462 816666 or email abdinfo@aco.co.uk. A full overview of ACO Building Drainage products and resources is available at www.acobd.co.uk

building. These products were specified from ACO’s

BS EN 1433 - Drainage Channels for Vehicular &

always on hand when something urgent needed to be

Pedestrian Areas.

addressed.”


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