University Water Tank Installation  

The National University Edinburgh


Company Name: CHC Ltd

Products/Services Supplied: Site visit, Tank supply & installation – Externally Flange tank with a packaged variable speed booster set

Tank dimensions & capacity: 2x1x1.5, 3,000 litre water tank installation

Our client: CHC LTD is a building engineering service and facilities management company specialising in commercial, educational, retail, government & health care industry sectors. 

Project: Site Assessment for replacing a leaking water tank

Location: 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.

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.

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.

Variable speed booster set

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