Bio-Bubble Remote Monitoring System | Wentworth Castle

Posted in: Archived- Aug 11, 2016

Wentworth Castle

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park opened to the public back in 2007 having had extensive renovation works of which one small part was the installation of a Bio-Bubble Wastewater Treatment Plant. The works; part of a long term management of the Wentworth Estate run by The Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Trust, a charitable organisation set up to preserve the buildings and historic parklands for future generations.

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Many more of our clients are taking advantage of the additional service level we provide when we have our system connected via broadband link, the remote monitoring of trended graphs of the levels of pH, dissolved oxygen and mixed liquors suspended solids levels means that on a daily basis we can be sure that the legal commitments required under the Environmental Permit issued to The Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust are being met. Should an alarm be generated by the plant we can react without delay to ensure speedy resolution prior to the consequence of inaction becoming costly. The managers of Northern College in conjunction with the Heritage Trust are able to reduce their own on site attendances by staff, freeing them up to concentrate on the business in hand; adult education and providing a visitor attraction to the general public so they may view the only grade 1 listed South Yorkshire landscape. The gardens are influenced by Capability Brown and include numerous historic follies which are a product of a 17th century family feud and rivalry over inheritance which turned the two family factions into a one up-man-ship contest. The result was the creation of two magnificent houses with gardens to match in Yorkshire. As time moved on to the mid 20th century; the Wentworth Estate was split with the mansion house becoming a teacher training college, more laterally, Northern College is an adult residential training college which use Wentworth Castle as its base and education forms a large part of the Heritage Trusts overall plan.
The Trusts work to restore and maintain the gardens and follies is an on-going commitment to ensure these magnificent buildings remain in good order for generations to see in the future, we are pleased to be involved, even in such a small way but as they say every little helps and with the management information back from the plant we can fine tune the operation of the plant so that it only uses the energy that is required to match the given daily load which is always a large variable throughout the year.



Bio-Bubble chosen for Sensitive Lake District Holiday Site | Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Posted in: Archived- Mar 14, 2016


The tranquil location just north of Bassenthwaite Lake near Bewaldeth a former caravan park is undergoing redevelopment by Darwin Investments, an 11.5 million pound investment will bring the 30 acre site right up to date with 150 brand new Lodges, site leisure facilities fit for the demands of private and commercial investors.

Specialist consultants John Bratherton Park Designs were engaged to develop the scheme with the Lake District National Parks Authority on behalf of Darwin Investments producing a scheme that delivered to all parties; Advanced Aeration Ltd were tasked with regularising an historic consent to discharge to a new Bespoke Environmental Permit alongside designing a Bio-Bubble wastewater treatment plant that could deliver a high quality final effluent fit for a discharge directly into Scargill Beck a tributary of Blumer Beck which ultimately flows into the River Derwent.

Bio-Bubble’s Advanced Aeration process is renowned for feast or famine capability and as a process that is often the ‘plant of choice’ when it comes to a quality build providing a quality discharge standard.

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The Bio-Bubble Advanced Aeration sequenced Batch Reactor is ideal for maintaining a high quality effluent with low odour and sludge production; the peaks and troughs typical of this type of waste catchment represent no problem for the Bio-Bubble process which will be located in a central location within the Park close by to neighbouring Lodges.  The plant design for an organic loading of circa 950 PE included mechanical screening of the waste followed by secondary biological treatment with final screening upon discharge, wash water for the inlet screen is captured from the final effluent discharged.  Whilst a high quality of final effluent is a requirement when discharging into and around SSSI areas when the wastewater treatment is right in the centre of your business; a holiday Park, nuisance from noise or odour cannot occur.  A Park such as North Lakes borders on the size of a small town with similar waste treatment needs; the Bio-Bubble as a bespoke design for the job required enough sound mitigation measures so as not to disturb the tranquillity of the early summer evenings.
Connection via a broadband link allows our process engineers to have a remote onsite view to the treatment process providing expert support to the site staff; the collection of data via this route further enforces the validity of the robust site Environmental Management system put in place to ensure compliance well within the conditions of the Environmental Permit granted by the Environment Agency for the Park.



Private Fishing Lodge | Alresford

Posted in: Archived- Feb 03, 2016

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An exclusive new private residence nestled above a large private lake with its own remote Fishing Lodge needed a Bio-Bubble in order to provide waste water suitable for discharging back into the chalk downland stream which ultimately feeds into the River Arle. A larger Bio-Bubble for the main residence along with a smaller plant for the fishing lodge was due to the distance between the two buildings and was recommended to the client by specialist Civil Engineering Contractor M J Abbott who was tasked with providing the site wide utilities and landscaping. Janteine T Klein Roseboom of Imagination Design Ltd provided the inspiration for the overall design and Price and Myers provided structural engineering design.

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Cotswold Animal Rehoming Centre | RSPCA Beechmeadow Farm

Posted in: Archived- Jan 06, 2016

Beechmeadow cropped image 2Beechmeadow Farm in the Gloucestershire village of Cambridge is to be the new home of the independent South Cotswolds branch of the RSPCA that has operated locally since 1962. The Land was purchased to enable construction of a purpose built modern animal rehoming centre to serve Dursley, Stroud, Cirencester, Nailsworth, Tisbury and the Fairford surrounding area.

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Village Pub | The Royal Oak

Posted in: Archived- Nov 18, 2015


Any pub is fundamentally important to the fabric of a village’s community and The Royal Oak at Swallowcliffe is no different. The pub; a grade II listed building, some 400 years old, had suffered the same fate as many others and seemed destined never to serve another pint, that was until a consortium of locals came together to embark on a significant refurbishment. The consortium looked to deliver an amenity back to the village which met with the wish list of many former regulars.

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Moor Farm | Holiday Lets

Posted in: Archived- Sep 04, 2015


Moor Farm near Godshill on the Isle of Wight has four sensitively and beautifully restored barns converted into holiday lets. The Farmhouse itself is also connected to the new Bio-Bubble WWTP which is sized to take loads from the five buildings as well as being future proofed to take waste for additional campers that may visit the farm in the coming years. Located between Cowes and Sandown, the Red Squirrel footpath/cycle trail passes through the courtyard of Moor Farm making this the perfect place to explore a variety of local wildlife habitats from woodlands to wetlands.

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Trinity House | Lighthouse Upgrade

Posted in: Archived- Aug 10, 2015

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Bio-Bubble plants have provided waste water treatment to a very high standard for many remote locations such as Forestry Commission Deer Larders, however, some of the most remote would be a number of Trinity House Light Houses and their associated cottages which are now mostly utilised as peaceful holiday retreats with the automation of the Lights making the light keepers redundant.

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Farm conversion to Holiday Cottages | Harbour Farm

Posted in: Archived- Jul 13, 2015


The Environment Agency were forced to acquire Harbour Farm, which is in an EU Special Protection Area, due to their responsibility in managing the water levels for the RSPB who, under EU regulations, required it to be flooded to boost rare bird populations.  As a consequence of the Environment Agency’s purchase of the Farm they needed to modernise the properties and make them into saleable assets.

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Vineyard & Winery | Ridgeview Wine Estate

Posted in: Archived- Jun 23, 2015

Ridgeview South DownsRidgeview Estate exclusively produces the highest quality sparkling wines using the classic champagne grape varieties. The Estate lies at the foot of one of the highest points of the Sussex Downs and enjoys a superb terroir for wine grapes. After 20 years of winning awards including a recent visit to Downing Street in recognition of being selected as a Star in the government’s most entrepreneurial companies – 50 Food and Drink Stars, they continue to grow the business and are set to double production over the next five years which highlighted the need to review how to deal with the extra amount of winery waste produced.

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Soho House Group | Soho Farmhouse

Posted in: Archived- May 20, 2015

boathouse-2015Nick Jones’ successful Soho House formula and business model is reproduced once again in an innovative way at Soho Farmhouse on the Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire. The latest country retreat; a boutique hotel set in a beautiful landscaped setting either side of the River Dorn with many luxurious waterside lodges or more traditional country Farmhouse accommodation, including a restored working watermill feature. Indoor and outdoor infinity pools set cleverly within a Boathouse building, which is part of the lake, should make for an extremely relaxing break. With function rooms for weddings etc, its own ice rink, gymnasium, cinema and all the normal sports facilities one would expect, in fact, you would not need to leave the 100 acre site.

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