The Project


A water pipe was leaking in one of Wembley Stadium’s plant rooms, with further fracturing suspected, threatening to flood an internal sub-station and player changing rooms, potentially meaning the stadium would have to be shut down. Located in the basement, the logistics of delivering hundreds of heavy sand bags into London, on a busy lunchtime and then physically carrying them down to the affected area within a short timeframe, was not a time or cost-effective solution.

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The Solution


Adler & Allan proposed using its new SoakBag; a compact, lightweight and easily deployable alternative to sand bags. 400 SoakBags were transported in a small van, delivered by two members of Adler & Allan’s flood response team.

Each person could easily carry 20 bags at one time, allowing them to be quickly transported down to the affected site where they were used to build a protective wall. The process took a matter of hours so work to repair the pipework could begin. Once Adler & Allan had checked that the absorbed water was contaminant free, the completely bio-degradable SoakBags were safely disposed of.

 

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The Outcome


Using Adler & Allan’s innovative SoakBags, works were completed far quicker than if traditional sand bags had been used. Less van and man power were required to deliver the bags to the site and their light weight nature and ease of use meant flooding was swiftly and effectively brought under control, preventing a potentially devastating situation which could have left one of the UK’s most iconic venues out of action, resulting in cancelled events and considerable economic losses.