Marley's PVCU making history at The Box in Plymouth



Products from Marley Plumbing & Drainage are being used in Plymouth’s new multi-million pound museum, gallery and archive, The Box, thanks to the products’ reliability and the design support offered by the manufacturer.

A major redevelopment scheme, and a symbol of the city’s post-pandemic economic recovery, The Box is set to open on 29 September 2020 with fantastic new galleries that will take visitors on a journey from pre-history to the present day and beyond. The Box will also feature high profile artists and art exhibitions, education and research spaces, and a new Kitchen & Bar.

Sean Stewart, Contracts Manager at TClarke, specified Marley's products for The Box: “We specified the PVCu Push-Fit Soil system on this project because we have a good relationship with Marley and know that its products are reliable and of a high-quality. An added benefit was that we were able to provide Marley’s technical team with drawings of the project and they produced a design take-off for us too, which greatly assisted us with plans and quantities.”

Marley provides expert guidance on achieving a best value fix that meets all necessary Building Regulations, British Standards and other legislation. A full design service is available using clients' drawings or optimised floor plans to produce schematic layouts, formulated to give all the relevant product reference codes that make up the soil drainage design for a particular project. The isometric layout drawings show the whole system and identify all of the pipes and fittings required.

Sean continues: “The system suits most drainage requirements and is therefore going to be installed throughout various areas within the building. Thanks to its push-fit format, the system is also quick to install, which is a bonus for us as it means it can be done both efficiently and with ease – clearly important qualities on a project of this scale, where we need to ensure that we stay on track.”

Marley’s PVCu Push-Fit Soil system is a cost-effective solution, which is ideally suited for projects that require a quick and easy installation – like The Box. The range includes pipes, loose pipe sockets, double ring seal slip coupling, pipe clips and more, available in 82, 110 and 160mm sizes with a choice of grey, black and white colour options.

Also installed on the project was Marley’s WC manifold system. Designed for communal bathroom spaces, it allows for a range of toilets to be connected to a horizontal float above floor level, eliminating the need for specially fabricated fittings as a result.

The Box is part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations and will host the UK’s largest commemorative Mayflower exhibition when it opens this autumn.