AWMS: GATIC supplies drainage solutions at Europe’s largest logistics park

  • 19 Mar 2024

GATIC drainage products from Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), have been installed at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in Stanford-Le-Hope.

The project is the latest in a number of GATIC installations to have taken place on various plots across the impressive site, adjacent to the UK’s newest, most advanced deep-sea container terminal, in South Essex.

London Gateway Logistics Park was designed by RPS Architects and Civil and Structural Engineers, and its development was delivered by Readie Construction. It provides modern, high-spec warehousing space on a campus the size of 400 football pitches – no less than 9.25 million square feet of available space, with all facilities completed to a BREEAM Outstanding and EPC ‘A’ rating.

Having performed successfully across other applications on site, Gatic Slotdrain was again specified for the car parks and service yard at Plot 4040. Slotdrain’s unique hexagonal profile was developed by Gatic to ensure the system can handle varying volumes of rainfall with equally high efficiency – ideal for the challenging weather conditions at the park’s coastal location.

Roto Modular Outlet Box

The London Gateway installation also benefits from Gatic’s newly developed Roto Modular Outlet Box. The Roto Box features a pivoting function that allows a carrier pipe to connect with the Slotdrain system at any given angle. The pivot allows the lower section of the unit to rotate 45 degrees in either direction. This allows a connection at 360 degrees from the outlet position.

This simplifies installation and reduces quantities of pipework fittings. The result is a flexible, durable product that improves installer issues on site, and offers cost savings through minimised labour hours and the use of less product.


The installation was carried out by A Task. James McGowan, a member of the team on site, comments: “Having worked with the previous Gatic outlet box I can say we have noticed a substantial difference in the ease and versatility of the new model. It reduces installation time, and reduces excess materials like pipe bends, by being flexible to any angle. It was positively received by the site team who found it simple and easy to navigate.”

The Gatic Slotdrain range is manufactured from pre-galvanised sheet steel and will not break during transportation, storage, installation or operation, thus minimising costs for both the contractor and client. It can also be supplied in stainless steel.

The range offers these additional benefits

 – 3-metre lengths for quick installation times
 – High capacity, strength and durability suitable for F900 loading
 – Maximum intake for large areas
 – Cast iron top sections for impact resistance and durability
 – Reduced maintenance costs; V-shaped profile in channel promotes self-cleaning and silt disruption
 – Monolithic: no moving parts; no bolts at surface level
 – Bespoke solutions: in-house, state-of-the-art laser cutting

Various channel designs are available to suit block paving, asphalt or concrete. Channels come in various sizes and have an accompanying range of accessories and fittings to achieve total design flexibility and required capacity.

The London Gateway drainage package also includes Gatic Kerbdrain, which was installed along the access road. Gatic Kerbdrain is a single monolythic system, resistant to all effluents found in highway situations.

It is manufactured using 88% recycled polymers, offering exception strength and impressive environmental credentials. Each unit represents only 11.3 Kg CO2eq throughout its life cycle; from raw material through to end of life. This equates to just 1.35 Kg CO2eq per Kg of the product. Zero emissions are produced as a result of factory waste.

Architects, specifiers and engineers can quantify surface water using the unique AWMS Drainage Calculator.

AWMS: Leading the way in sustainable drainage

Gatic Civil Drainage & Access Covers sits under the AWMS umbrella, as one of five brands well known for innovation, quality and longevity. The four accompanying brands are: Alumasc Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes; Skyline Architectural Aluminium;  Harmer Building Drainage; and Wade Building Drainage.

Our extensive product portfolio ensures sustainable rainwater and drainage solutions that set the standard for urban water management.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions is part of the Alumasc Group. The Group proudly holds the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark, which is awarded to companies generating 50% or more of their total annual revenues from products and services that contribute to the global green economy.

For more information call the Gatic team on 01787 475151 or visit

Alumasc Water Management Solutions
Station Road
NN15 5JP
United Kingdom

Phone: 01536 383810
Fax: 01744 648401

Visit Alumasc Water Management Solutions website

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