Civil Project - Tindalls Reservoir

Fort Projects Reinforced Concrete Structures, Reservoirs designers and builders

Insitu Reinforced Concrete Reservoir

Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa Peninsula

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Insitu poured concrete reservoir sits on a hillside overlooking Tikapa Moana (the Hauraki Gulf)
Setting up for another floor pour in chequer board fashion
All walls poured insitu, full height, using specially designed formwork
Getting ready for another wall pour
Pouring of the roof topping
Network pipelines and chambers formed part of the contract.  All work took place around an existing reservoir that had to be kept operational at all times.

Client:    Rodney District Council
Designer:  Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd
Completed:   December 2006

This project provides a larger and more secure water supply to the growing population along Whangaparaoa Peninsular, Rodney.    It is an insitu, 28m diameter, 3,100 cubic metre concrete reservoir, partially buried in the hillside of Tindalls Hill.    It has a precast concrete roof slab and the walls are 250mm thick insitu concrete.

The project also included upgrading all the incoming and outgoing network pipe lines along Whangaparaoa Road.    All work was carried out whilst keeping the small existing reservoir in full operation.

Fort Projects elected to construct the reservoir insitu even though provision was made in the design to precast the wall elements.    Earth embankments were also created as part of the project, these requiring controlled compaction techniques and careful sediment management.