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By Becky Gartland

Good afternoon everyone,  It was lovely to speak to some of the residents of South Terrace whilst I was on site on earlier in the week and great to hear some of your lovely feedback too! Here's a quick overview of what has been happening on site over this last week: Pumping Station Area - Excavations are complete and the concrete blinding base has been installed.  - Work has commenced to install the PCC Valve Chamber, we are expecting delivery of the components on Monday 27th September from which we can start to get these installed throughout next week Highway Works  - Excavations are complete with edge protection boxes installed ready for pressurised pipework to be installed and tested next week.  As always any questions, please get in touch and hope you all have a lovely weekend! Becky     

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Afternoon, Following on from Nick's previous update and introduction, I thought I would pop on and introduce you to our Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) team. My name is Gaby Ward, I am the Customer Liaison Officer for MMB working along side with Nick Warner from Northumbrian Water. We will be conducting the engagement with our customers and posting regular updates on here. Please feel free to leave us a comment below should you have any questions or even if you just wanted to say hello, we will be more than happy to help. Our Contracts Manager, Damien Woods, will be overseeing the project. Then we have Gavin Smith, our Site Agent, and John Cummings, Works Manager. Gavin and John will manage the day to day operations on site. Also working on site are the Engineers, Dan Weston and Scott Povey. As Nick mentioned previously, we will be starting on site from Monday 27th September, so if you do see any of our site team please feel free to say hello! I have attached a plan to this post which gives you a better idea of the access routes we will be using to and from the site compound. The plan also includes the proposed sewer line and pumping station location. I'd like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while our essential works are carried out. The Project Team and I are looking forward to working within your community.

By Gabrielle Ward

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Good Afternoon, Work on site is continuing to progress well, so I thought I'd pop on to say hello, and let you know what to expect over the next few weeks. Good news! The junction of Mayfair Road will be re-opened towards the end of next week. From Friday 24th September, the two-way traffic lights currently along Mayfair Road adjacent to Oaklands Gardens will be removed. We will then be moving along Mayfair Road on to the junction of Lime Avenue where we will be carrying out work for approximately three weeks. During this time, we will be allocating a four-way traffic light system on the entrance to Lime Avenue, Lemon Grove and Laburnum Road. Residential and emergency service access will always be maintained, but if you do require any assistance our site team will be happy to help. As always, please leave a comment below if you have any questions. You can also reach the Customer Centre on 0345 717 1100, and request a call back from a member of the Project Team.

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, It's that time again, time for an update. Adam, as always has been prompt with him information, which we would like to share. Progress for this week: Approx. 80-85% of casings expected to be drilled/installed by close of play Friday Pile  case drilling expected to be complete by Friday 1st October, with the rebar and concreting process to follow on Pilers encountering the hard rock at a depth of approx. 1.3m deep, with a band of extremely hard rock lower down ESH ops continuing to clear arisings from pile operation Planned works for next week: Roger Bulivant to continue with pile casing installation The Esh gang in attendance to piles. Esh to continue with remove of arisings from pile operations The team are looking to commence pile cap works in mid October. As always, please contact us direct if you require any further informaton. Christine

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, We have spoken to the site team who have confirmed that the works on the junction of Yetholme and Johnson Street will be open by 6pm on Friday. The reinstatement with high quality topsoil in the field, by the football pitches, will continue until the end of October.  The quality of the topsoil used will improve the quality of pitch condition.  Once the area has been seeded, it will be fenced off to the public until grass is established. As stated in previous posts, our team will have be on site over the next few weeks carrying out snagging works to the areas we have worked. We will continue to update this portal with updates when necessary. Thank you Christine

By Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon, I would like to take this opporunity to thank the Parish Council Committe in allowing me and Mike Foster (NWL Project Manager) attend their Parish Meeting last night.  Just to let you know we will be in touch to invite you to a coffee morning in October to give you an update and progress on the programme of work at the Water Treatment Works.  It will give me the chance to meet some of the residents and introduce Mott MacDonald Bentley as the new contractor in a less formal format.  I will confirm the date/time in due course and if you can come along even just to have a cuppa and a cake it will be good to see you. Thanks Joan

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, As we said in our last post, we arrived last week on site.  Our site team have been busy setting up our compound, which includes cabins, fencing and CCTV.  In the area of the proposed pipe route, the vegetation has been stripped and the ground prepared for our work. Over the upcoming weeks we will keep you updated via this portal of our progress. Please contact us direct if you would like to discuss any aspect of our works or have any questions. Christine

By Christine Taylor

Good morning, Site have sent an update and some photos of their progress at Grassholme Reservoir. Carl Beck bed Area has been prepared for the supply and installation of impermeable membrane. Then the membrane will be fitted beneath realigned stream location in front of Legato Blocks. The stream is currently flowing through a temporary diversion pipe until works are further advance They have stripped the “Ancient Woodland” topsoil.  The topsoil has been transported to agreed location on site for temporary storage. It will then be re-used after stabilisation of reservoir embankment works are completed. Legato Blocks placed in position to assist with long term stability of Reservoir Embankment. Enjoy your week. Christine

By Christine Taylor

Good morning, We can now confirm our work at Selset Reservoir is now complete. The repairs to the sloping pitching areas of the Reservoir dam are complete. Approx. 8600m2 OSA was supplied and laid along the Reservoir revetment area of the dam.  Additionally a new stainless steel grille has been fitted to the inlet structure entrance.  Our site compound and welfare cabins have been dismantled and removed off site.  Reinstatement of the Visitor Car Park has been completed and the entrance gatepost is being replaced. Although our works are completed, Stonbury are working on behalf of Northumbrian Water carrying out separate works to the Reservoir Spillway and will continue for a further period of weeks. Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we carried out our works. Christine

By Becky Gartland

Afternoon all,  What a lovely few days we've had, lets hope the sun continues into the weekend! You will see from the attached images that things are starting to take shape now within the area of the new pumping station. Yesterday we had Active Tunelling on site along with a crane to position the pumping station shaft concrete slab in place. Today crews have started to assemble a scaffold access tower internally within the shaft in preparation for mechanical & electrical works to be carried out. This will continue into next week.  Further tarmac works have been carried out within the carriageway of South Terrace as the drainage installation progresses closer to the pumping station access track. These works will continue into next week.  On Monday 20th September we are expecting delivery of a large excavator which will be used to commence work on the new Valve Chamber.  I will be popping to site early next week to catch up with residents in the area so feel free to come and say hello :) Have a lovely weekend! Becky       

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Afternoon, I thought I would pop on and say hello, and give you an update on how work is progressing on site. The new Motor Control Centre (MCC) base walls are ongoing with the concrete pour planned this week. Once this has been completed, we will then be able to backfill externally of the structure and progress the superstructure. The tertiary area earthworks and access road are now complete allowing us to commence the civils infrastructure. Over the next few weeks our planned works are as followed:- 1. Demolition of the existing inlet screen, we will be installing a temporary bypass to maintain the flow into the works, this then allows us to easier erect the MCC building and complete the associated works around. 2. Demolition of the abandoned inlet channel, this will allow us to construct the proposed new inlet works over the coming months. I have added some photos of what has been happening on site since the last update. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks everyone, Gaby

By Christine Taylor

Good morning, As promised, this post is an update of our progress of the works at Johnson Street / Yetholme.   We stated last week that we were hoping to have finished this work by tomorrow end of play.  However, due to the tide and high levels, this will not be possible.  The site team are now aiming for next Friday. I will update all our customers via the portal next Wednesday, as to whether we are able to complete in this time scale. Our site team will also be working on Saturday within the site area (field). A further crew will need to enter the chamber on the junction of Johnson Street / Yetholme to carry out a few checks, this will only take a couple of hours.  Our work will start after 9am and expect to be finished by 4pm. Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience and thank you all for your continued patience.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss our works. Christine
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