Thames Water Sludge & Energy Innovation Centre – Basingstoke STW

Access to sewage and final effluent flow and to different sludge types from STW for pilot trials and testing of equipment and technologies. Full digestion plant available (e.g. 2x20m3 digesters, THP unit, dewatering unit) and lab scale set-ups (e.g. auto-digesters). On site mess room / toilets & fully equipped lab.

Type of Facility


  • Specialist facility.
  • Pilot facility.
  • Physical rigs.
  • Testing/demonstration facility.
  • Live site.



  • Wastewater.

Type of Technologies that can be tested


  • Transforming (treatment).
  • Monitoring.
  • Measuring.
  • Sensing.

Comments: Pilot facility compound can be set up for any of this testing as required.

Availability For Use By Others

Yes is available.

Cost of Use By Others
Project specific.

Willingness To Partner

Ambitions For Development
Yes we would invest in its development if the need is there and benefits Thames Water.

Mobile Pilot Plants
Potentially depending on projects / location.

Services and Capacity


  • Area :
  • Number of test units :
    Can be modified.
  • Power supply.
  • Full access to all sizes of plant.

Comments: Toilets & mess room and lab facility available on site.

Status of the Facility


  • Currently operating and resourced with services, staff etc.

Access to Facility

  • Available to others.

Comments: Available for hire, is on a TW operational site therefore passes/training will be required to work/visit the site.

Contact details

Address: S&E Innovation Centre, Basingstoke STW, Chineham, RG24 8LL.


Contact Name: Ester Rus.

Contact Tel: 07747 640614.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Regulatory issues / constraints

  • No constraints – All discharges go to sewer.



  • Research centre.
  • Private company.

Comments: Thames Water, Innovation Department.

Funding Partners


Supported by:

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