Replacement GRP Cold Water Storage Tank 

Sanquhar Academy


​Date: April 2020

Company Name: Replacement Potable water cold water storage tanks

Product Supplier: Sectional Cold Water Storage Tank 

Tank Dimensions & Capacity:  2x2x1.5m sectional tank holding 6000L nominal water supply.

Our Client: Sanquhar Academy

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Sanquhar Academy Scotland

Sanquhar is a village on the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It lies north of Thornhill and west of Moffat. It is a former Royal Burgh. Sanquhar is notable for its tiny post office, established in 1712 and held to be the oldest working post office in the world.

Sanquhar Academy is attended by Sanquhar residents itself and the neighbouring villages of Kirkconnel, Kelloholm, Wanlockhead and the surrounding areas.


Our Clients Water Storage Requirements

Due to COVID-19 the Sanquhar Academy was closed but kept its kitchens open to supply meals for the vulnerable. This meant a constant hot & cold water supply had to be kept for kitchen use and toilets.

The schools existing water tank failed which stopped the school from producing meals for the vulnerable in its communities and surrounding areas including halting any potential reopening on Government instruction.

The existing tank on site was 3x2x2m sectional tank holding 12,000Litres which was over capacity had access issues and leaking from its base.

GRP Water Storage Tank Solution

Nicholson Plastics Ltd attended site following all Government guidelines and surveyed the site. We organised a  virtual meet up with our customers on-site using WhatsApp chat to identify requirements both on the side of our client and also what Nicholsons required to complete the job. This allowed us to keep the number of people on-site to an absolute minimum.

Nicholson Plastics Ltd came up with a suitably sized tank which was a 2x2x1.5m sectional tank holding 6000 Litres of nominal water. We introduced a reduction in height for future access and a division on the tank for future maintenance.

From receiving the inquiry to installation Nicholson Plastics Ltd successfully manufactured, delivered and installed the replacement cold water tank within 5 days.


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