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Shanganagh Bray Main Drainage Wins 2014 LAMA Award for Most Significant Contribution to Water Quality

19 February 2014

Shanganagh Bray Main Drainage Wins 2014 LAMA Award for Most Significant Contribution to Water Quality

The Shanganagh Bray Main Drainage Project was recently awarded the 2014 Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) Award for ‘Most Significant Contribution to Water Quality’ at a ceremony in Dublin.

RPS provided full civil, architectural, environmental, landscape design services, along with overall design co-ordination services on the €98.5m project for client Sisk Dragados Drace (SDD Joint Venture), who were appointed Design & Build Contractors to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The project involved the upgrading of the existing Shanganagh Wastewater Treatment Works to provide high level secondary treatment and the laying of a pipeline from Bray Pumping Station to the new Shanganagh plant to bring wastewater for treatment.

The Shanganagh Bray Waste Water Treatment Plant, one of the largest in Ireland, now has capacity to treat effluent from a 186,000 population equivalent and the potential to increase capacity to 248,000 in the future for a large conurbation from Foxrock / Carrickmines / Sandyford to the Dublin / Wicklow border, together with Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The project brings to an end the discharge of untreated wastewater into the Irish Sea and safeguards and protects water quality at Killiney Beach and Bray Strand to meet EU standards. It is a high performing, sustainable wastewater facility, representing ‘state of the art’ innovative technology in wastewater and sludge treatment, energy recovery and environmental management to standards which set new benchmarks for excellence for such plants in Ireland.

RPS’ Key Role for Monarch

13 February 2014

RPS’ Key Role for Monarch

RPS has played a key role in the delivery of the very large, new 110,000ft2 state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport for the award winning independent aircraft maintenance provider Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd (MAEL).

The concept design for the facility was developed by RPS to provide capacity for two Boeing 787 Dreamliners, or other wide body aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, 747 and Airbus A350. Alternatively, the facility will be large enough to accommodate 10 narrow-body aircraft. To achieve this, a key component of the hangar structure is the 80 tonne, 4.2m deep ‘valley truss’ beam spanning 66m. The facility incorporates approximately 25,000ft2 of offices for fleet management plus specialist workshop space for the inspection and repair of modern composite materials. This state-of-the-art facility is a significant addition to Birmingham Airport’s infrastructure.

The RPS specialist Aviation team has been MAEL’s Employer’s Agent and through collaborative working with the client and construction team has ensured that delivery was achieved on time for MAEL’s growing winter maintenance programme, whilst also meeting very tight budgetary constraints. On reaching Practical Completion on 7 October, Mick Adams, Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, confirmed that this was in no small part due to the efforts of RPS Group Plc as well as their own staff, the contractor, John Sisk and Son Ltd and Birmingham Airport.

RPS provided architectural, civil and structural, and building services engineering for the concept design for the building and has supported Birmingham Airport in the Planning process and the design of the new taxiway link. RPS has also provided CDM-C services.