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  • Meeting rooms at our Bristol site have been renamed to celebrate historical pioneers in the fields of science and engineering.

    Suggestions for names were put forward by staff and the shortlist was then voted for by colleagues from across the company.

    The winning room names have now been revealed and each room now boasts an explanatory plaque detailing the achievements of its namesake. All of these inspirational leaders and inventors have influenced our work at Bristol sewage treatment works.

    The Brunel Room

    The old 'Conference Room' is now the 'Brunel Room', in honour of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Some of his many engineering achievements include the Great Western Railway, SS Great Western and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

    The Archimedes Room

    The new meeting room has been named in celebration of Archimedes, one of the world's greatest mathematicians. He developed the eponymous 'Archimedes Screw' for moving water in the 2nd century BC, and that technology is still in use at our sewage treatment works today.  Meeting rooms

    The Yabbicomb Room

    The 'Blue Room' has become the 'Yabbicomb Room' after Dr Joseph Yabbicomb. In the 1880's he devised plans to revolutionise Bristol's sewerage system, which were eventually realised in the 1960's and culminated in the construction of Bristol sewage treatment works in 1964.

    The Bazalgette Room

    The ‘Project Room’ is now the ‘Bazalgette Room’. Sir Joseph William Bazalgette was chief engineer of London’s Board of Works in the 19th century and was responsible for creating the London sewer network in response to the Great Stink of 1858.