Thorne Rainwater Systems have been providing siphonic
solutions for their UK clients for many years.
Our highly motivated team are fast to react to new building demands and
have invaluable skills to cope with any project challenges.
Our portfolio demonstrates that our clients have confidence in tackling large projects within many diverse industrial sectors, from Sport Stadiums to Factories, Warehouses, Rail, Shopping Centres, Offices, Leisure Complexes, Airports, Hotels, Schools and Universities.
Architects, Civil Engineers, Surveyors, Consultants and Contractors have chosen the system for some of the most prestigious building designs.
Thorne Rainwater Systems worked using Blucher siphonic systems with approximately 1,800mt of Blucher stainless steel pipework.
Blackfriars, also known as London Blackfriars, is a central London railway station and connected London Underground station in the City of London. It provides local Thameslink services from North to South London, and limited Southeastern commuter services to South East London and Kent.
And No. 1 Court
In 2009, the world-famous Centre Court in Wimbledon was equipped with a retractable roof. Since then, no tennis match in this stadium has had to be postponed because of the weather. Eight years later, No.1 Court also underwent a modernisation. During the course of this project, a roof was installed and the seating capacity was increased from 11,360 to 12,345.
Geberit Pluvia roof drainage system is used at Wimbledon No.1 Court. To ensure that the rainwater can be quickly drained even during a period of extreme rainfall, a total of 64 roof outlets and around 2,000 metres of piping were installed in the movable roof elements.
Twickenham Rugby Stadium
To address inadequacies within the current drainage system, it was agreed that an entirely new pipe drainage system would be installed at the site, along with a new slit drainage system. In the intervening years since Twickenham first installed slit drainage, technological advancements had resulted in the development of specialist slit drainage machinery. The new machinery proved to be more efficient and effective, able to excavate the narrow slits being filled with suitable aggregate, producing reliable and far more predictable results, whilst ensuring less disruption to the surface.