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Project Name

University Hospital Cross House 


Tank Dimensions

GRP Water Storage Tank:

2x (12m x 9m x 2m)

Supplying 216,000 litres nominal capacity

Tank Used

HPM Externally Flanged Sectional Tanks


University Hospital Cross House 


HPM Externally Flanged Sectional Cold Water Storage Tank

University Hospital Cross House, Kilmarnock

University hospital Cross house, built in 1978 is a large district general hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland it contains 645 beds, provides maternity services for the whole of NHS Ayrshire & Arran. The purpose built maternity unit, has a further 51 beds, including a neonatal intensive care unit, special care & pediatric services are all available.

Cross hospital Water Tank Installation

Our Clients Water Storage Requirements

The hospital required our Nicholson Plastics team to remove their existing water tanks and manufacture, deliver and install the replacement HPM Sectional Tanks. The sectional tanks we assembled also had to be filtered water tanks to comply with SHTMs, a major requirement for hospitals. The job required little to no disruption to the water supply.

Our technical knowledge and expertise of SHTM and HTM specifications required by hospitals allowed us to provide the client with a suitable water storage solution that would allow them access to a filtered water supply.

Internally Flanged GRP Tank


GRP Water Storage Tank Solution

Our tank installations crew accessed the site for the tank replacements, which was located external to the building. Due to the replacement works, an audit was carried out on the existing tank foundations to see if they could support the new sized tanks that were to be upgraded. After a thorough inspection, our installations crew decided the existing foundations needed to be altered in order to support the new GRP water storage tanks that were being supplied.

Our sales, manufacturing personnel, logistics departments and site crews worked together alongside the hospital contractors, BBESL Glasgow who are a leading infrastructure group to ensure the job was completed within the timeframe required.

Our site crews and logistics personnel committed to tight deadlines on this project as to not disrupt the hospital water supply, delivering on the deadlines agreed with the project contractors prior to manufacture.

Combining our expertise and knowledge, we assisted BBESL provide a suitable new base through our internal sales and logistics team. The job took two weeks to complete the construction of the water tanks, with no disruption to the hospital’s water supply.

Nicholson plastics have been manufacturing and installing water storage tanks for nearly 50 years. We are an approved supplier of water storage solutions throughout the UK. All our tanks manufactured for potable use have been WRAS approved and fully certified.

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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