The original structure and gates at Spondon Sluice dated back to 1933. Qualter Hall replaced all 5 existing sluice gates, provided a new electrical control system and a set of maintenance stoplogs.
The original gates were of the 'Stoney' roller type, 6.35m span x 3.81m deep, difficulties had been encountered with the gates jamming and breaking lift ropes. The 5 new gates are of the fixed wheel type (4 wheels on each side) with a flexible joint across the centre of each gate. This design was selected to maintain a more predictable load case on to the existing cast iron built in parts.
Qualter Hall were responsible for the complete M&E works including design, supply, installation and commissioning.
Client: Environment Agency - Midlands Region