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Another super busy and productive day today

We are continuing installing formwork around the plinths ready for screeding. 1. We are going to bring the redundant substation back into use. 2. We are removing the old 11kv swich gear and cabling. At the same time installing a … Continue reading

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Another busy morning at Sandfields Pumping Station

Shuttering sorted for one plinth. It just needs fixing in place ready for the next stage concrete, levelling and then the final part tiling.  A level floor is now getting closer. Engineering team are back with cleaning the engine after … Continue reading

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July Newsletter

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These engineers are expensive, but they are good……

The heavy work has been completed by the builders. They have chiselled away over four tonnes of sold mass reenforced concrete. It’s now time for some precision (building) work, enter the engineering team. Their task is to square things up, … Continue reading

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Voices From the Past – Edward James Grenfell

Voices from the Past Voices from the past is a community heritage project that will enable the community to engage with the industrial, social, and cultural heritage relating to Sandfields pumping station and the story of clean water. The project … Continue reading

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What a super team effort by the team working to restore Sandfields Pumping Station

What a super team effort by the team working to restore Sandfields Pumping Station and turn it into a community museum and venue. The reenforced concrete plinths have now gone! Our volunteer team have chiselled off and shifted around 4 … Continue reading

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Going…. Going…. Almost Gone

These reinforced concrete plinths at Sandfields Pumping Station have been challenging to say the least. The team has pulled together remarkable well this last two weeks and really out in some overtime. The space in the 1960’s building has started … Continue reading

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Volunteer Week

A really big thank you to volunteers everywhere. When others claim to have done alright for themselves, volunteers are doing alright for others. They are not paid, because their contribution is priceless. #volunteerweek #sandfields

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A Wildflower Meadow at Sandfields

Last year Emlyn wated to start a wildflower meadow in the grounds of Sandfields Pumping Station. While not all of the wildflower seeds, he sowed have grown, the results are is still impressive.

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Muliti-Skilled in May.

What an adaptable Multi-Skilled team we have here. Breaking out these reinforced hight density concrete plinths is not only labour intensive, its also physically demanding too. The teams have elected to work in half hour shifts on the plinths. Both … Continue reading

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