Case Studies

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

Headwall Grilles, Rye East Sussex

Project Year: 2011

The Project

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 rubbish to maintain their correct operation and hence prevent flooding. Unauthorised access had to be prevented but at the same time easy access to the valves by maintenance personnel was critical.


The Players

Clancy Docwra were appointed the contractor by Southern Water and they in turn entrusted Durey Castings to design, manufacture and advise on installation of the grilles. Previous experience in this area played a large part in our selection and success on other contracts in the same field gave us a head start on the design.


The Products

The resulting solution were shaped galvanised grilles, 3.5 metres wide, bolted to the top surface of the head walls, tails that protruded below the normal water level and hinged & locked access hatches to Facta AAA loading.


The Postscript

Clancy Docwra appreciated the fully detailed installation instructions which clearly indicated positions of the different angles of each grille to be fixed. Southern Water appreciated the fully detailed maintenance and operation instructions that were provided. But most of all, all parties really appreciated the speed at which the solution was provided.

The grilles are functioning perfectly and will continue to do so for many years to come.