Project Name

Live Active Ltd


Tank Dimensions

3.5m x 2m x 2m


Tank Used

Sectional Tank

City Tanks


Live Active Ltd


Sectional tank with a lengthways division wall

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Live Active Ltd

Live Active Ltd is a supplier of sport and leisure management services and facility operations within the United Kingdom. Live Active work alongside customers and partners in order to create opportunities to participate in sport and leisure and enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Sectional tank 3

Our Clients Water Storage Requirements

  • Dewars Ice Rink in Perth, Scotland.
  • Burst water storage tank with significant damage caused to the property.
  • The company required expert consultants to access the situation & offer recommendations for the correct type of water storage tank.
  • A fast turnaround due to water restrictions affecting the companies’ operational requirements.

Our Client contacted Nicholson Plastics in July of 2017 requiring an emergency site visit to access their burst water tank in the leisure complex. The job required manufacturing & replacing an existing water storage tank that had serviced the building for potable and non-potable water. The maintenance team were able to secure temporary water services in order to keep the building operational, but a site visit was required as a matter of urgency due to limited water supply & significate damage to the property.

A speedy resolution was required due to the company working off of temporary water supply which kept the operations functional but was not allowing them to operate at full capacity.

Internally Flanged GRP Tank


GRP Water Storage Tank Solution

After conducting a site visit to access the situation our surveyor was able to advise the original water tank burst due to each side of the tank compartments servicing different parts of the building. Each compartment was emptying at different rates; therefore, the division walls integrity was comprised. Over time this weakened the division wall and caused the tank to burst.

The existing tank measured a 3.5 x 2 x 2 meters, we recommended a replacement sectional tank of 3.5 x 2 x 2 tank with a lengthways division and division outlets.

We recommended placing extra connections on both compartment sides of the divider so that the sides of the tank could service the full building without draining one side at a time which resulted in the integrity of the tank being compromised, resulting in the burst tank.

Specification of the tank included hot pressed GRP panels, internally flanged base with external flanged walls and standard insulation.

From our first enquiry from Live Active Ltd in mid-July we designed, manufactured, delivered and installed the tank to WRAS specification by the 14th of August.

Consult with the experts in water storage solutions, incorrect tank specification will inevitably cause significant costs & extensive damage to property if the tank walls become comprised.

Our team specialise in water storing solutions for all industry types, we have been in business for over 50 years and have a wealth of knowledge & experience. We configure storage solutions to fit all space restrictions and have yet to find a project we cannot fulfil.

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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