Harmer Building Drainage, part of Alumasc Water management Systems (AWMS), has recently supplied its leading SML below ground drainage system to a major London development. The project, sited at The Minories, Aldgate, sees the introduction of the first Canopy by Hilton hotel in the UK which is scheduled to open in 2018. Working with contractors PCW Drainage Ltd and A J Morrisroe, Harmer supplied below ground drainage for the hotel’s new double storey basement box.

The Minories Hilton hotel is a prestigious development, close to London’s historic Roman and medieval city walls and a short walk from the East End. Wayne Wilmot, National Sales Manager for Harmer Drainage comments: “It’s an unusual site. The contractor, A J Morrisroe, constructed a double storey basement box and podium slab to support a 16 storey residential block and a 14 storey hotel extension. It covers a footprint of around 3,500 metres across a narrow site. There were multiple levels of earlier construction to work through, including foundations and piles that date back to the 19th century. And because it’s close to the East End, The Museum of London and 1st Line Defence got involved to establish if there were any WW2 unexploded bombs buried on the site! Definitely not a run-of-the-mill project!

“The construction required drainage with excellent load bearing strength,” continues Wayne, “as well as the assurance of durability and maintenance free, so our Harmer SML drainage was the ideal choice.”

Harmer’s SML cast iron soil and waste pipes provide a lightweight, dry jointed system at the leading edge of cast iron technology. It’s a complete soil and waste below ground pipework system that is strong, durable, easy to install, non-combustible, and allows for direct connection from soil to drain to sewer. It also comes with the assurance of BBA certification, Kitemark accreditation and CE Marking conforming to BS EN 877.