Gatic’s Filcoten - the world’s first lightweight concrete channel drain, used at Carlisle Airport

Gatic Filcoten drainage system specified for airport development

  • 9 Feb 2016

An innovative drainage system by Gatic Civil Drainage has been specified by Stobart Rail as part of a large project to develop Carlisle Lake District Airport.

Filcoten at Carlisle Airport

Close-up of Gatic’s innovative drainage system, Filcoten

Carlisle Lake District Airport is being developed for commercial flights to Cumbria to open up tourist opportunities for the Lake District.

Four kilometres of Filcoten grated channel drain has been supplied by Penrith Building Supplies for the project.

Filcoten is the world’s first lightweight concrete channel drain. Its robust material reduces the risk of breakages, resulting in significant savings.

Roger Parkin of Penrith Building Supplies commented: “The main objective of the project was to provide a suitable and robust grating channel that ensured reliable drainage and also kept within the budget. 

Gatic was able to provide a value engineered solution backed by all the relevant performance data and certification for maximum assurance on product quality.”

Gatic Civil Drainage,
Poulton Close,
CT17 0UF

Phone: 01304 203545
Fax: 01304 215001

Visit the Gatic Civil Drainage website

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