Robertson Construction
Summer 2017

Sewer Diversion, Pittodrie Street

W M Donald was asked to carry out work on, and divert, a Victorian brick sewer in order to build additional student accommodation near Pittodrie Street. This was an extremely complicated project, with challenging timescales that had to take into account the closed season of Scottish Football, the timings and operations of a local nursery, School holidays, traffic management of commuter routes, and liaising with several 3rd party stakeholders including Aberdeen City Council and Scottish Water.

Due to the complexity of this project, and the success of the end result, Robertson Construction asked the team at W M Donald to hold two training workshops for their own staff development to share the knowledge and experience that our team had brought to the project.

After 6 months of thorough planning, and the creation of a comprehensive method statement, our team began the work, which included:

  • Use of the Volvo Excavator 300 (30 tonne machine), required to get to the depth of 7.5 metres
  • 1200cm diameter combine sewer, with associated manholes, to tie into the existing brick culvert
  • Sewer tails to serve the proposed development
  • Reinstatement and resurfacing of existing carriageways