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Latest Updates

By Sarah Jayne Parvin

Good afternoon I hope you are well and enjoyed the festive break. Since returning on the 4th January the weather hasn't been on our side which inevitably means our progress has slowed and we now expect to be clear from site mid-February. Most activities are to be carried out as planned but some have been pushed back a week, as they need to be done when the temperatures are a bit warmer than freezing. We will keep you posted on our progress, and if in the meantime you have any questions please don’t hesitate to use the contact us option at the top of the page, comment below or get in touch at SarahJayne.Parvin@JNBentley.co.uk. Thanks Sarah

By Nick Warner

Hello I hope you all managed to enjoy your Christmas & New Year break, strange though it will no doubt have been for many of you. The good news is that our works continue to progress well and are still on course to be completed by the end of March this year. The final piece of large equipment is being delivered to site this week, during what we anticipate will be a short visit. We are in the process of putting the finishing touches to the hard-standing areas in preparation for our electrical contractors who will commence work during the end of next week. Finally, it’s not possible to provide an update without mentioning the weather! We remain conscious of the impact of the winter climate on the progress of our work and continue to keep a watchful eye on all the weather reports. I look forward to being able to provide a further update next month. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting our Customer Centre by telephone on 0345 717 1100. Please ask to speak with a member of the project team. You can also leave comments on this site, but please be aware they are not constantly monitored and so we may not be able to respond as quickly to contact via this method. Kind regards   Nick Warner Customer Care Manager

By Rachel Nelson

Hi everyone I wanted to let you know that the project team got together yesterday for a progress meeting. There is still lots of work going on behind the scenes and we will provide a full update as soon as we can. In the meantime, you may notice some NW staff on site this afternoon who are helping with our onging investigations.   Kind regards Rachel

By Shafqat Akbar

Hello again. We have started working on a new project at the Marden Quarry pumping station.  We have an ambitious programme of works and we have made a good start. We contacted our neighbours about these works. We will not be affecting access to the popular pedestrian routes at Marden Quarry. The access road into the Northumbrian Water compound will remain open to the public. The site teams are continuing with the strip out of redundant apparatus and are installing the new electrical equipment.

By Shafqat Akbar

Hello. This is a quick update on the works we completed at the Browns Point pumping station. The MEICA, civils and accomodation works at the site are complete. We have removed the site compound and we will carry out the landscaping works when the weather improves in the spring. The works were completed without affecting our neighbours or the people that walk along the nearby pedestrian routes. This was a tremendous achievement. We achieved the project objectives and have handed this station back to Northumbrian Water.  

By Shafqat Akbar

Hello. In today's progress update, I want to concentrate on the civils works particularly surface water drainage and concrete footpaths. We are continuing with installing the surface water drainage along the Central Corridor. We are making steady progress as there are a lot of underground services in this area. We have started constructing footpaths around some of the new structures. We are working on the west and south elevations of these new structures. We are continuing with the MEICA installations. We are connecting many types of plant and equipment into the control centres. The site team is progressing well on many work fronts at the Horsley site.     

By Shafqat Akbar

Hello everyone. Works at the Fontburn site are progressing very well. In this update, I want to tell you about the civils works that are being carried out on site. We have stated the civils works in the existing waste water building. We are building the lime mixing and lime dosing infrastructure. The construction of the reinforced concrete structures is progressing well. The delivery of the new silos are planned for the early part of this year. We are planning a number of heavy lifting operations. These are to install new equipment on site.  

By Becky Gartland

Good afternoon and Happy New Year to you all! Just a quick update to advise you that our landscaping contractors will be attending site week commencing the 18th January 2021 to complete the final stage of planting and landscaping the area following our works. If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact us.  Regards  Becky 

By Liam Nicholson

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Good morning all, Keith from The Ryhope Engines Museum has kindly sent over some images from when the roof was installed in 1959 as shown below.  Its fair to say that working conditions and health and safety have improved in the last 60 years!  If you havent had a chance to visit the Engine Museum then it is well worth a visit as Keith and his team maintain the engines in perfect working order and have them running during their open days (Obviously the museum is closed at present due to Covid 19).  Victorian engineering is a marvel to behold in operation!  A list of their opening days is available here: http://www.ryhopeengines.org.uk/index.html 

By Callum McCormack

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Hi evryone, as promised here's a detailed updated of site activity here at ryhope pumping station. Due to recent weather its been slow going but saftey always comes first. Hopefully in the coming weeks weather will be on our side and really push the progress on. Please feel free to ask any questions.

By Dean Thompson

Hi everyone, I hope everyone made the most of Christmas given these challenging times and lets hope for a better 2021. It's been a couple of months since my last update and we are now finalising our plans. Although our planning drawings are not yet complete, we do have a proposed new site layout, which incorporates the additional land we propose to purchase. Apologies as this drawing does contain a lot of technical detail, however this will be removed from the planning drawings. Please click on the following to view the drawing. Proposed New Site Layout The planning drawings will be posted once they are complete and ready for submission. At present we are yet to finalise a construction commencement date, however this is likely to be in the Summer, however we will confirm this closer to the date. We’d really like to hear your views on this essential work and how we can work with you to minimise any disruption you and your community may experience. If you have any queries or comments or would like to speak to someone from the project team please get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page. We’d really like to hear from you. Regards Dean Thompson NW Project Manager

By Dean Thompson

Hi everyone, I hope everyone made the most of Christmas given these challenging times and lets hope for a better 2021. It's been a couple of months since my last update and we are now finalising our plans. I have now uploaded the drawings that we intend to submit for planning permission purposes. Please click on the following to view the drawings. Sherburn 001 - Existing Site Layout 002 - Site Location Plan 003 - New Site Layout 004 - Electrical Panel (MCC) Kiosk Plan & Elevations 005 - Ferric Dosing Kiosk Plan & Elevations 006 - Caustic Dosing Kiosk Plan & Elevations Pittington 001 - Site Location Plan 002 - Existing Site Layout 003 - New Site Layout 004 - Electrical Panel (MCC) Kiosk Plan & Elevations Pipeline route The drawing of the likely pipeline route is for information only and is subject to change and does not require planning permission. At present we are yet to finalise a construction commencement date, however this is likely to be in the Summer, however we will confirm this closer to the date. We’d really like to hear your views on this essential work and how we can work with you to minimise any disruption you and your community may experience. If you have any queries or comments or would like to speak to someone from the project team please get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page. We’d really like to hear from you. Regards Dean Thompson NW Project Manager
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