Rainwater managed by Aquatech Pressmain at Storyhouse, Chester

This fully integrated cultural centre opened on 11 May 2017 and houses a theatre, cinema and library – a first for Britain. The project included the redevelopment of the 1937 Odeon cinema retaining many of its art deco features.

The site had a historic water management problem, which due to their knowledge and expertise Aquatech Pressmain were able to solve. They designed and Installed pumps and a large collection tank to hold excess rainwater, allowing the centre to manage the water, releasing it into the main drains when appropriate, preventing any local flooding.

Storyhouse is set to welcome a million visitors in its first 12 months and has been nominated for numerous awards.