Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre, Oxfordshire

Project: Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre, Oxfordshire

Alumasc has provided a complete rainwater and drainage solution for the award-winning Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre in Oxfordshire.
Located in the town centre of Witney, Marriotts Walk incorporates flagship stores, a cinema, restaurants and 143 new homes. The scheme was designed and built by Simons Group and has recently won the prestigious 'Sustainable Communities' Award from the Royal Town Planning Institute South East Region.

Alumasc worked closely with Simons on the design of the rainwater system which needed to suit the character of the historic town centre whilst offering the performance demanded by a contemporary build project.

Carried out by Alumasc’s approved installer Northants Rainwater Systems Ltd, the resulting installation was a combination of Heritage Cast Aluminium, to complement existing architecture in the traditional areas, with Aqualine and Flushjoint for the newly built, more modern areas.

Alumasc’s Cast Aluminium is an excellent solution for sensitive new and refurbishment projects such as Marriotts Walk. Designed to provide all the essential architectural features appropriate to traditional buildings, Heritage  offers a comprehensive range of traditional gutter profiles, round, square and rectangular pipes and all the associated fittings and accessories.

Aqualine comprises a range of contemporary aluminium gutter profiles with secret fix bracketry and all weather ‘dry’ jointing, with full provision for thermal movement. It provides a smooth, clean external appearance, with a uniform cross section along the whole length of the gutter.

Flushjoint is a contemporary range of extruded aluminium downpipes fully compatible with Aqualine. It is used to achieve a completely smooth external appearance, perfect for modern building design.

Alumasc’s aluminium rainwater systems are BBA Approved and manufactured from lightweight, durable Aluminium which is 100% recyclable, offering a life expectancy of 40 years in rural/suburban areas and up to 25 years in industrial/marine areas. They can be supplied with BBA approved polyester powder coatings in a range of standard or custom colours and are also available in Plain Mill finish for on-site painting.

The package at Marriotts Walk also included Harmer Drainage Outlets and the Harmer SML soil and waste system which were supplied in the public facilities across the scheme.

Alumasc's Harmer range provides a single source for innovative drainage solutions that are designed to perform, engineered to last. For rainwater drainage, Harmer systems provide a total solution from roof outlet to below ground drainage. For internal drainage, Harmer cast iron soil and waste systems, floor drains, shower drains and wetroom ranges provide a total solution from connection of plumbing fittings to link with the underground sewer.