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May 30, 2023 Bespoke trash screen solution for Percy Thrower Garden Centre

Challenge: Keep outfall pipes debris-free to prevent flooding around a new multimillion pound garden centre development

Solution: A bespoke solution was designed, fabricated and installed by FSP at the Percy Thrower’s garden centre in Shrewsbury. The installation included a custom-designed security screen and platform for a concrete drainage channel headwall grille which would keep debris out and the water free-flowing to reduce the risk of flooding.

Percy Thrower’s is a multimillion-pound Wyevale Garden Centre development in Shrewsbury which includes a garden centre, restaurant, cafe, children’s play area and parking. It was named in memory of the town’s famous gardener, Percy Thrower, who appeared on Blue Peter and Gardener’s World.

When the garden centre was built, the development required substantial drainage works to prevent flooding. Part of the flood prevention measures relied on the area around the outfall pipes remaining clear of debris to allow the drain to operate continually, so a trash screen and a platform for a concrete drainage channel headwall grille was specified.

With a solid reputation for its work in the water and drainage sector, Fabweld was commissioned to draw up the scheme by PCS Consulting Engineers from Bromsgrove. FSP designed and installed the trash screen on behalf of Birmingham’s Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd.

Overall, it took just a month for Fabweld to complete the order from commission to installation.

The team at Fabweld has a strong track record of drawing up bespoke schemes to suit individual applications. The team works with a client to create and meet individual requirements, creating 3D models of the product and detailed drawings of the end product for review to allow customers to challenge and change the design before it’s manufactured.

FSP Managing Director Wayne Carter said: “It was a challenging project designed and delivered in a short time span. The trash screen, which is designed to meet the sewers for adoption 8th Edition specification and DEFRA guidelines, took just four weeks from receipt of order to completed installation on site at the garden centre.”

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