Supercomputer Centre Trench Covers

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Russell WBHO was selected to deliver a new £30m supercomputing centre and brought Relinea on board to design, supply and install GRP open mesh grating for Plant Deck and Trench Covers. The project emphasises precision, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. Our top-of-the-line GRP grating stands out for its unmatched strength, durability, safety features, and resistance to both slip and corrosion.
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Manchester main contractor Russell WBHO had been appointed to deliver a new £30m supercomputing centre at Daresbury Laboratory in the Liverpool city region by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The new centre is part of the Hartree Centre’s £210m National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI), a £172m collaboration with IBM, which provides UK industry access to state-of-the-art digital technologies and expertise. Once completed, the facility will host the latest in new supercomputing artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum technologies, with the potential for further expansion built in.  This will allow the Hartree Centre to grow its capability in the future without the need for additional major construction.

The project which required Plant Deck and Trench Covers faced challenges associated with traditional materials. The need for strength, durability, and safety in an environment that demands precision and excellence prompted the search for an innovative solution. Traditional materials may not have met the specific project requirements, especially in terms of slip resistance and corrosion resistance.


Relinea was selected for the project, and we took on the challenge by designing, supplying, and installing GRP open mesh grating for the Plant Deck and Trench Covers. The top-of-the-line GRP grating we provided ensures unmatched strength, durability, and safety – essential elements for the demanding project environment.


What sets our GRP grating apart is not only its exceptional quality but also its outstanding slip resistance and corrosion resistance, making it the perfect choice for this specific project. Our commitment to precision, innovation, and excellence was reflected in every aspect of the installation, ensuring that the final solution met the unique needs of the client.


Our tailored approach to providing solutions made us the ideal partner for this project. This successful project not only addressed the immediate challenges of the client but also showcased our capability to provide top-of-the-line, custom GRP solutions for complex projects, reinforcing our position as a reliable and innovative leader in the GRP design, fabrication, and installation industry.

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