"To work together to safely deliver a state of the art station of which we are all proud, to provide dependable flood protection for the community and environment it serves. We will achieve this as a mutually supportive team who are motivated and focused and who embrace open and honest communications"
Welcome to the New St.Germans Pumping Station construction website. As the existing pumping station has been part of the community for the last 75 years we feel it only fair to keep the community involved and informed during construction of the new station over the next 3 years. This website will chart construction progress, community initiatives, public notices and meetings amongst other useful information during construction.
The new station went live at the end of April, following successful commissioning of four of the six pumps. This matches the pumping capacity of the old station. Transfer of operation from old to new was critical as no pumping was available over this period. The transfer took four days which was quite an achievement given the amount of work involved.
More recently the cofferdam has been removed and the remaining two pumps commissioned bringing the station capacity up to the design of 100 tonnes of water per second, at full load and against an average tide. Demolition of the old station is underway and all major works should be completed by Christmas or soon after.
The Commissioners were very pleased that Lord James Russell, brother of the Duke of Bedford, accepted their invitation to officially open the new station on the 20th April 2011. His ancestor, the Earl of Bedford, was instrumental in the original scheme to drain the fens in the 17th century.
On the 8th of May 2012 the new St Germans Pumping Station won the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Mayor’s award for ‘Design in the Environment – Commercial New Build’ and also received the overall ‘Gold Award’ as competition winner topping approximately fifty entries in numerous classes.