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By Gabrielle Ward

Hello, Work has continued to progress well on site over the last few weeks.  The old site compound area is starting to look very different, with the stone being stripped down to subgrade ready for the topsoil and seeding. I've added a 'before and after' comparison photo below. The Motor Control Center panels have been installed, with the electrical cables currently ongoing. Pipework to the storm tank is now complete, while the electrical work is underway.  I'll be posting more updates in the upcoming weeks. As always, we thank you for your continued patience and support. Gaby  

By Joan Tatters

Hello Just thought I'd pop on and say whilst the project is coming to a close I will send out some more photos as the reed beds develop and become more established. Here is a starter for ten:-  

By Gabrielle Ward

Hello, I hope you're all well and enjoying this lovely weather we are having. We are currently carrying out removal of spoil from site and wanted to make you aware. Over the next 2-3 weeks, you may notice an increase of traffic coming to and from site while we carry out the spoil removal process. We would like to reassure you that we do aim to keep all disruption to an absolute minimum. If you are travelling near site, we kindly ask you to stay extra vigilant. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and a member of our project team will get back to you. Thank you for your continued patience during our essential work. Gaby

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning All, Well the huge crawler crane has now been removed from the pumping station area............my that was a huge beast!! I'm guessing you have notice the fencing and the new building being erected in the field west to the pumping station.  The team have been replacing/renewing the fencing alongside Kitty Burn and our contractor has done a great job. (have a look at the photo) The building around the surge vessel is progressing and after talking to James he is confident the building will be complete by mid to late June and after which the internal fit will take place. We have tried to keep the look of building in keeping with the environment and I'm sure you will agree it is starting to look good.  Again if you have any questions you would like to ask please feel free.

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning, Following on from Hedley's previous post I thought I just update you further. Otterburn     -     We are currently decommisioning and removing the old building, althought it is taking a little longer than expected due to one or two constraints. An example being we have to hand remove any tiles from the building in case of bats nesting. Rochester    -     This will be going into supply on 23rd, again it won't have any affect on your water supply or water pressure. Byrness       -      We are awaiting the rigorous water quality testing results (they all have to go through), so completing the commissioning with transpire in the coming weeks. Admittled it's taking a little longer than normal due to supply issues but we will get there. Once again I would just like to reiterate Hedley's comments, thank you so much for your co-operation and understanding during these projects it has been a long road and we are working our way tirelessly to the end. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Joan    

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning All, Well the time has come, we will be finished and off site by the end of the week. Mark and his team have done a great job, even though it has been a tricky process with lots of obstacles in the way, the major one being the weather.  So just to let you know what happened last week:- The landscaping around the lagoons were seeded The fencing at the gates on the access track complete Stoned up the track by the bridleway Removed the sludge that was taken to be recycled into fertiliser Taken down the fencing on site  Mark and the team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and patience during this scheme we truly appreciate it. Here are some photos.....  

By Rachel Rutter

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Hi All,  This week we have continued with the installation of the new concrete hard standings/access slabs, which are ongoing and will continue into next week followed by reduced level excavation around the new structures/assets and the installation of subsoil/Topsoil and fencing reinstatements over the next couple of weeks . During the course of this week we have had the temporary site compound Offices & welfare units removed from site as well as modifying the temporary fencing dismantling the solid hoardings fencing ready to be moved off site, we are getting the area ready for reinstatements  such as the removal of the stone from the compound area which shall be followed by the spreading of the stockpiled topsoil then cultivating/seeding/fencing over the forth coming weeks. We have the installation of the new replacement Guard/Handrail organised for Monday 23rd May 2022 which will be carried out over approx 3 to 4 days (Further information to be issued by letter). Have a lovely weekend  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you  Rachel

By Gabrielle Ward

Hello, Just following on from Amanda and Dean's introductions, I thought I would come on, say hello and introduce myself. My name is Gaby Ward, I am the Customer Liaison Officer for MMB working along side Northumbrian Water's Customer Care Manager, Amanda Hunt. We will be conducting the engagement with our customers and posting regular updates on here. I had the pleasure of meeting some of you over the last couple of weeks at our two customer events. Thank you to everyone who came along, myself and the team thorougly enjoyed meeting you. We have now added the drawings we had on display at the customer events onto the portal. Please follow the links below to view them. Sherburn Drawings Pittington Drawings  We have also included some information on the Old Durham Beck: Renewed Project where Northumbrian Water have partnered up with Wear Rivers Trust to deliver environmental improvements to bluespaces in the Old Durham Beck catchment. You can find out more information about this, and how you can get involved with volunteering for Wear Rivers Trust here. In the mean time, please feel free to ask us any questions you may have by leaving a comment below, and a member of our project team will get back to you. You can also get in touch via the "contact" link at the top of the page. Thanks. Gaby

By Christine Taylor

Good evening, As we come closer to our departure from site, our site team have provided a further update of our progress. This week the team have; Finished construction work on site in the rear lane of Killingworth Road last week of April Carried out conditional CCTV survey check of existing sewer to rear lane, awaiting reports New wall to rear lane cleaned off Commence demobilisation of site compound, including removal of site cabins and hard standing Topsoil reinstatements to compound ongoing Planned works for next week: Reinstate Kerbs and footpath to site compound entrance Remove all remaining fencing and materials from site compound by end of the week As always we thank you all for your continued patience whilst we complete our works in the area. Christine

By Gabrielle Ward

Good morning, Following on from my previous post, I thought I'd post a quick update of progress on site over the last three weeks. Prior to the HSAF installation, the steel reinforcement and shutters have been constructed ready for the concrete to be poured for the base of the HSAF. Please see the photos below which shows the steel reinforcement and shutters. The wiring for the MCC (Motor Control Centre) Panel has been connected to the rest of site. We'll be in touch once we have confirmation on our HSAF delivery! Speak soon. Gaby      

By Gabrielle Ward

Good afternoon, I hope you’re all well and had a lovely weekend. I’d like to apologise that it’s been a while since you last heard from us. As mentioned in my previous update, unexpected delays can sometimes occur however, we would let you know when we have a better idea of a start date. The project is currently under review, with the aim of starting on site around mid-June. Please be aware, this is subject to change, and we will let you know when we have a confirmed start date. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and a member of the project team will get back to you. We appreciate your patience during this time, and we look forward to starting work in your area soon. Take care, Gaby

By Christine Taylor

Good morning, As you will have noticed our team are now on site.  Last week the team were setting up the compound area.  The traffic management is now in place on Grand Parade, which has allowed the team to saw cut the trench, start the trial pits, stone up and set up the fencing in the compound. At this time, I thought it would be a good time to introduce Simon Bright, our Site Agent for the project.  Simon is always on site, managing the site and day to day activities.  He is happy to discuss any concerns with customers if approached direct. We will aim to keep residents updated regularly as the project progresses. Christine
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