Ascham Homes, the Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) which manages homes on behalf of Waltham Forest Council, chose The Aston Group, the leading building services and facilities management company, to complete a major overhaul of the cold water systems at two 11-storey housing blocks in the East End.
Rayner Towers and Burrell Towers, in Albany Road, were previously served by water tanks on the roof of each building that were more than 40-years old, considered ‘end of life’ and no longer maintainable.
The solution proposed by The Aston Group comprised replacing the tanks with a new, stand-alone, boosted pump room between the two blocks – a solution that required major groundworks and reconnecting with the mains Thames Water supply.
Gary Foley, Mechanical Contracts Manager for Aston Group, says that in exposing the existing, incoming mains, they identified a number of leaks: “There was a significant amount of water leaking from the old copper pipes that had seriously corroded,” he says.
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