Aquaspira is on course to deliver on ambitious targets to reduce embodied carbon by half, with its sights set on a zero-carbon product by the end of the decade.

A six-figure investment into R&D is already paying dividends with Aquaspira boasting its first drainage product using 20 per cent recycled material. Heavy investment has already been committed to a new research laboratory which is already up and running.

Aquaspira, is a specialist manufacturer of large diameter drainage pipes working in close partnership with the University of Birmingham and the UKCRIC National Buried Infrastructure Facility, to develop a lower carbon smart pipe for sustainable large-scale buried infrastructure projects.

The research has the potential to make a significant step-change in helping the construction sector achieve Government de-carbonisation targets. It will explore the use of recycled materials for storm and drainage water pipes and the backfill required for their installation, as well as incorporating innovative sensing equipment for long-term asset monitoring.

Other recent key developments that have strengthened Aquaspira’s burgeoning sustainability credentials include:

Aquaspira’s Board has agreed investment to generate 35% of power on site from solar panels (CO2 operational savings of 69 Tonnes pa) and has already fully changed over to LED lights with sensors (CO2 savings of 25 Tonnes pa). It is also in the process of replacing its diesel FLTs with electric versions (CO2 savings 10 Tonnes pa); installation of high frequency chargers for the FLTs; investing in digital media to reduce road mileage (CO2 savings 12 Tonnes pa) and continuing to improve efficiency of processes to reduce overall power consumption across its operations. Another key objective is to completely eliminate landfill waste from its site as soon as possible.

Aquaspira has also joined the SME Climate Hub -  a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action and building business resilience. https://smeclimatehub.org/uk/. This is a timely application with Aquaspira’s partner, UoB, also making a parallel submission to be represented at COP26. Aquaspira  is also working with UCLAN’s (University of Central Lancashire) MaCaW project which is an academic/industry collaboration designed to assist Lancashire SMEs in overcoming the challenges and barriers in moving towards a low carbon economic model.

AquaSpira designs and manufactures next-generation large diameter drainage solutions for the construction industry. Founded in 2007 by an experienced team, Aquaspira delivers effective low-carbon drainage solutions using the latest composite materials and manufacturing technologies. By 2017, Aquaspira pipes were named in the Housebuilder Product of the Year for best external product.

Said Aquaspira Managing Director Neil Wallace: “Aquaspira is at the forefront of R&D within our sector. We have been developing products using composite steel reinforcement which offers a far more lightweight, durable and eco-friendly solution to traditional concrete pipes. Our latest financial and strategic commitments mean, not only are we producing some of the most sustainable drainage products currently available, but as a business we are also taking great strides to minimise and ultimately eliminate our carbon footprint.”

All Aquaspira products are manufactured in the UK and we are now a mainstream supplier to the utilities, construction, highways, rail, airport, ports, commercial, housebuilding and green energy sectors.

We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand and would encourage all customers to place orders at the earliest opportunity.

(18/08/22)

We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand and would encourage all customers to place orders at the earliest opportunity.

For assistance, please call 01282 608510

(18/08/22)

We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand and would encourage all customers to place orders at the earliest opportunity.

(18/08/22)

We are currently experiencing very high levels of demand and would encourage all customers to place orders at the earliest opportunity.

For assistance, please call 01282 608510

(18/08/22)