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Project Name

The National University of Edinburgh 


Tank Dimensions

2x1x1.5 metres

Nominal Capacity 3,000 Litres

Tank Used

Externally Flange Tank

City Tanks


The National University of Edinburgh

Externally Flange tank with a packaged variable speed booster set
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CHC Ltd. The National University of Edinburgh

The National University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582 and is the sixth oldest university in England. The University comprises of 5 main campuses in the city including the Neuroscience department which is one of the largest in Europe.

Our team were asked to attend the site of the Universities Neuroscience building to review the current water storage supply for the building. Concrete water storage tanks were located on the roof of the building & were proving to be an issue with ongoing leaks.

Nicholson’s team were asked to conduct a site visit & suggest an alternative method of storing & supplying water to the Neuroscience building.

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Our Clients Water Storage Requirements

The existing tank was made of concrete and positioned on the roof of the building. The tanks water supply was supplied direct from the mains. After several failures to repair the leaking concrete tank our client was looking for an alternative water storage system which was fully compliant for potable & non-potable water to be installed.
Internally Flanged GRP Tank


GRP Water Storage Tank Solution

Our external sales team met on site and recommended installing a ground floor tank with booster set which was both easier to access and service. We assessed an old storage room which in terms of space & location would comfortably fit all components required, access to the mains supply was also available which the client could connect the tank to. The booster set pumps the water to the top floor and then gravity feeds the supply throughout the building.

Nicholson Plastics supplied a 2x1x1.5m externally flanged sectional GRP tank with a packaged variable speed booster set.

Our mission: To help you find the most cost-effective solution for your water storage requirements.

Why work with us?

Over 50 years’ industry experience

Projects completed in the last 24 months

Nicholson Plastics is a UK GRP Water Storage Tank Manufacturer with a proven track record in the supply of water tanks to all industry sectors throughout the UK. We have an expert team on hand with over 50 Years’ industry experience. Our team works hard to provide exceptional industry lead times from quotes, site visits, order processing, and delivery. We are a British Standard approved company with full certification through BSI/ISO9001 including WRAS approved certified products for potable drinking water.

  • Over 50 years of technical knowledge
  • Quality assurance at a local level
  • UK customer support teams, backup, replacement service & advice
  • Supporting local and sustaining UK manufacturing
  • Regional sales representatives for site visits, emergency water requirements, and project advice

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