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By Becky Gartland

Good afternoon,  Just to provide you all with a quick update on how our works have been going this week. The site team are progressing well with the excavtion works within the carriageway on the A167 in order to install the rising main pipework.  Pumping Station shaft excavations are ongoing and will continue over the course of the coming weeks as we continue to pump out groundwater.  The reinforced steel base for the pumping station is currently being constructed ready to lower into the excavation next week followed by a concrete pour to secure and create the floor.  If you have any queries regarding our works, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Thank you  Becky 

By Becky Gartland

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Good afternoon all,  Apologies for the delay in getting last weeks update out to you. I have included details of works completed last week and this week along with images of our progress.  Pumping Station Works Area adjacent to South Terrace: Last Week The site team have continued with the construction of the new manhole chamber in prepreartion for turning the flows which is project to take place on Monday 31st January Retroflo have carried out further works to complete all electrical works ready to go live.  Further joinery works have been completed in the way of timber formwork and rebar in preperation for the concrete to be poured.  Works on the access road have continued to progress.  This Week The concrete has been poured within the timber formwork of the Pumping Station and Wet Well. The site team are currently striking the forwork and installing the spring assisted covers in preperation for drilling followed by grouting work.  Access road preperations have continued with the installation of kerb rafts along with the new kerbs which will progress into next week. This will be followed by stoning the access road ready for surfacing works to be carried out.  Following the construction of the new manhole comlpeted last week, overpumping equipment has been set up ready for the flows to be turned next week.  If you have any queries at all, please let me know.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Thank you  Becky   

By Christine Taylor

Good morning, This week the team on site have: Construction of toe beam started on Monday, and poured today Commence construction of low level in situ concrete feature cladding, to north and south ends of site Remove last of existing brickwork to south end of site, and blinded out in preparation for capping beam construction Next week the plan is: Continue with low level in situ concrete cladding construction, pour planed for mid-late next week for north and south ends of site. Central section to follow Start dowel installation for the capping beams at the north and south end of site, in preperation for beam construction Have a lovely weekend. Christine

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Morning, Here is a quick update on our progress prior to the Christmas break, and what to expect in the upcoming weeks. December saw a flurry of activity to ensure the construction work was substantially completed before we broke up for Christmas.  All existing electrical process equipment was transferred onto the new control panels and software allowing the old control panel to be removed.  The remaining HSAF civil works were completed, and the temporary welfare cabins removed from site to enable the permanent landscaping to be completed as far as possible. Following our return to site in January we have been completing the removal off all redundant electrical equipment and cabling, which is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  Looking ahead over the next three months we will be returning to site periodically to complete certain elements of work that were pushed back due to supply issues and weather.  Landscaping work will not be completed until the spring for seeding purposes.       I have added some photos below. Thanks, Gaby

By Kevin McGargle

Good Morning, i hope everyone is well, we have certainly had some kind weather since the turn of the year which has allowed some good progress on site. To follow up on Gabrielles post recently and the historical photos that we have regular posted i thought id give you some perspective of how the site looked at the start to its current status. Photo 1 shows the New inlet works & skip handling area Photo 2 shows the storm tank, site pumping station and tertiary area. As you can see that site has some significant change since we commenced last June and we can finally start to realise the works to completion in June this year. Kind Regards Kevin McGargle - Site Manager.

By Becky Gartland

Good morning,  We would like to inform businesses within the local area that whilst we have been installing the new drainage system we have encountered a number of exisiting services underground which has impacted on the progress of our work.  The site team are currently carrying out further investigations and working on a way to overcome this. During this time the work on site will be temporarily suspended until a solution has been found and we can return to continue with the work.  We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope for this to be resolved as soon as possible.  If anyone has any queries or concerns please contact us.  Thank you  Becky 

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning and Happy New Year, If you have been out and about last week you will have noticed, we are back working on site. Northumbrian Water have now commissioned us (MMB) to complete the refurb of the final reed bed on this project.  We anticipate we will have the project completed at Springtime. The local pathway between the beds will remain open as previously and we are once again we will have the signs displayed bringing the access arrangement to your attention, so please be vigilant. The banksman will again be in place ensuring your safe right of way whilst you enjoy the surrounding countryside nearby. Should you wish to ask me or any of the team about the project we would be happy to help, thank you for your support and co-operation during this time, we do appreciate it.  

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon We have just had notification that the A1 closed in both driections at Bowburn. This will increase the volume of traffic through our works.   Christine  

By Becky Gartland

Good afternoon,  We would like to make residents aware of a gas strike on site today.  At this moment we believe only a small number of properties will be impacted. Our team will endeavour to contact the those residents.  However if we have not been in touch and your gas supply is being effected please contact us on 03457 171100 and ask to speak to Christine Taylor. Emergency Gas Engineers have been contacted and they are on route to resolve the issue as quickly as possible to minimise the disruption to residents.   Thank you  Becky 

By Becky Gartland

Good morning all,  Just a quick update from site today as our work continues in the same location off Kilburn Drive.  Stephen has very kindly provided some images so you can see the progress we have made so far.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you  Becky 

By Gabrielle Ward

Hello, On behalf of the project team we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I can't believe we are half way through January already! Since our return to site after the Christmas break, work has been progressing well. The pumping station excavation and installation are currently ongoing. We have also completed the installation of the remaining inlet works retaining walls which allows us to complete the backfill to the new skip handling area/ inlet works and CSO (combined sewer overflow). Following installation of the new duct infrastructure we are also completing the earthworks batters and removal of surplus arisings from this area. I have added some photos below. As always, please leave a comment below if you have any questions. We are always happy to help! Thanks, Gaby

By Joan Tatters

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Good Morning, I thought I show you some activity currently taking place yesterday on both the Pumping Station site and in the field adjacent. A great example of two companies working collaboratively.  Northumbrian Water at the Pumping station and us Mott MacDonald Bentley in the field.
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