Case Studies

Creating Value through collaboration

CASE STUDY Creating value through collaboration. The Issues Faced...The repeated failure of ironwork within a busy commuter and bus route was ... Read more

Common Hill Road, West Sussex

To protect the properties from external Flooding using the new Kessel Ecolift XL Duo designed especially for the UK Market . Since 2009 16 ... Read more

Marine Crescent Flooding

Some properties in Goring on Sea, West Sussex were regularly being flooded and something permanent had to be done to alleviate this major and ... Read more

Seven Dials, Brighton

Due to an unacceptable number of road casualties, excessive street clutter and difficulty in cycling through this junction it was decided to ... Read more

Cutty Sark

Taking over 6 years and costing £50 million this was a huge project. Epitomising the great age of sail, this last remaining Tea Clipper is a ... Read more

Headwall Grilles, Rye East Sussex

A bespoke solution was required in Rye to protect two river outlets complete with outlet valves. The area around the valves had to be clear of ... Read more

Olympic Park

When, in July 2005, London was announced as the winner of the Olympic bidding process to host the 2012 Games it started one of the most expensive, ... Read more

Channel Tunnel & Rail Link

The Channel Tunnel runs beneath the English Channel and is 31 miles long, linking Folkestone in Kent with Coquelles near Calais in France via a rail ... Read more

Dartford Bridge

Dartford crossing consisted of two tunnels, one North bound, the other South bound. In 1990 the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (known more commonly as ... Read more

Faslane Navy Base

Faslane was expanded in the 1980s when the decision was taken by the British Government to develop Trident. Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde ... Read more

Common Hill Road, West Sussex

Project Year: 2015


To protect the properties from external Flooding using the new Kessel Ecolift XL Duo designed especially for the UK Market .

Since 2009 16 no. of properties had been experiencing external flooding issues and the inconveniences of not being able to use the wastewater facilities in storm conditions, various method have been installed over the past 5 years to resolve this issue but due to the location and problematic wastewater problems a new solution was required. Durey Castings worked closely with Kessel , Southern Water and their term contractor to find a solution.


Southern Water approached Durey Castings for a s olution. In turn Dureys spoke extensively with Kessel in Germany and a solution was indeed found.


The Kessel Ecolift XL Duo –

Lifting stations are often installed as a safety measure even though gravity sloped drainage is available. The disadvantage is that these systems must pump every single litre of collected wastewater. This leads to constant operation of the pumps, high energy usage, wear and tear on the system as well as nuisance noise. With the new KESSEL Hybrid Lifting Station, all these problems are solved.

The Ecolift XL Hybrid Lifting Station offers safe and reliable protection against backwater and come into service only when necessary - during backwater. The Ecolift XL is the new ideal solution for installation in gravity wastewater drainage systems - both for new construction and renovations.


All the properties can now use their facilities normally. Curtilage flooding has now stopped and Southern Water have several newly contented customers.This project has literally changed the lives of many residents in the area.