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By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, My team visited site this afternoon and delivered letters from Northumbrian Water advising of the new completion date, which is April 2022.  Hopefully both Becky and Alison managed to speak to some of you whilst they were there. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of the project. Thank you  Christine

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon I have just received a call from Adam on site.  Over the weekend we have had a couple of issues; one of which was a break in and the other was the weather.  As the team are clearing up and contacting the relevant people, obviously our work will be paused.  One of my team will provide an update tomorrow of the situation. Take care Christine

By Becky Gartland

Good morning,  I just thought I would pop on and provide you all with a quick update on hows things are going on site.  Last week the site team continued with the installation of shoring and pipework within the carriageway crossing Kilburn Drive. The work on this section is taking longer than originally anticipated therefore the two-way traffic lights will remain in operation at this location until Friday 17th December 2021. Work will continue to progress here over the coming weeks and we will provide further updates in due course.  If you have any queries or concerns regarding our works in your area, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you  Becky     

By Becky Gartland

Afternoon all,  Here's an update to let you know what's been happening on site this week: Pumping Station Works Area We have continued with the excavation and installation of the PCC drainage from the manhole 11 down to manhole 8. These works will continue into next week.  Temporary heras fencing has been erected, followed by a strip of top soil. Installation of new drainage has also been carried out between Manhole 11 and Manhole 12. This has taken place within the field area to the rear of Wood View Car Sales in preparation for the drainage becomes operational.  Final connections have been carried out on the new Rising Main with the iron pipework entering the valve chamber and all temporary shoring has now been removed and the area backfilled.  The MCC/Control panel has been installed on the new concrete slab along with the Kiosk Housing.  Mechanical installation works have continued this week with the completion of all pipework and non-return valves within the pumping station and valve chamber.  Electrical work within the MCC panel and Kiosk have also commenced and will continue to progress over the coming weeks. This will be followed by the installation of the pumps within the pumping station ready for when the system becomes operational.  Northern Power Grid have been on site this week installing new cabling for the sites power supply. Their work was completed yesterday and the two-way traffic lights removed from South Terrace. They will be returning on Monday 29 November 2021 in order to install the electric meter. This work is expected to be completed within the same day.  BT were also on site yesterday connecting the lines up to the new Kiosk ready for when everything is up and running.  There has been a lot happening on site over this last week so if you have any queries regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Have a lovely weekend! Thanks  Becky 

By Ian Davison

Hi I hope you are all well MMB continue to make good progress with the upgrade of Rothbury STW and we completed a key milestone this week when the newly constructed primary tanks successfully passed thier water test. Elsewhere on the site MMB are preparing to receive the new power supply and installing the pipework for the primary settlement tanks pumping station. The installation of a second sludge holding tank is underway and will be water tested on the lead up to Christmas. To maintain our sustainable approach to the work MMB have been griddling the arisings from the tank excavation, this selected material will be used as backfill around the new structures, you may have noted an increase in wagon movements disposing the resulting unusable material. As previously mentioned we are keeping our site community notice board up to date reporting progress with photos and a lookahead programme. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below should you have an queries. Thanks Again Ian

By Kevin McGargle

Good afternnon everyone, i hope you are well I just thought id give you a brief update as to the sites progress as its been a busy couple of weeks since my last update. Works to the MCC (motor control centre) continue with the new handrail installed on top of the retaining wall We have now installed the new precast retaining wall to the skip handling area and are now constructing the adjacent leg to the remaining area. Works continue around the site installing new infrastructure for ducting & drainage. Ive attached a couple of photographs that may be of interest Kind Regards Kevin McGargle Site Manager

By Gabrielle Ward

Hello, It's been a while since I last posted an update however, the site team have been keeping busy! Work is continuing to progress at the SPS (Sewerage Pumping Station) compound with construction well underway. Our subcontractors, Active Tunelling, are mobilised at the SPS area with a 60T crawler crane which will lift the shaft segments into place.  I have included some photos for you to have a look at.  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions you may have. Thanks, Gaby

By Becky Gartland

Good afternoon all,  Some of you may have seen me in the area earlier this morning whilst I was updating residents on the Traffic Management arrangements on the A167.  From Monday 29th November 2021 there will be traffic management in operation on the A167 at the junction with Hett Lane whilst we carry out works in this area for up to 3 weeks. Our site teams will continue to work 7 days a week until further notice.  From Friday 17th December 2021, our site will partially close for the Christmas and New Year period, reopening again on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During this time you may see our crews working in and around the treatment work. If you have any queries or concerns during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us as our customer team will remain operational.  Thank you  Becky   

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, As promised the lovely Adam has provided an update from site, which includes last weeks progress. Last week: Existing stone retaining wall rebuild completed and concrete backfilled Rear of capping beam backfilled and land drain/weephole arrangement install Commenced dig to face of capping beam, to start works on the cladding facing works to the new retaining wall Reduce coffer dam wall height to 2 bags high Planned works for this week: Continue with reduce level dig to new retaining wall face and commence puddle clay install to help prevent water ingress from the river Blind out the dig with a layer of concrete to start forming the low level toe beam Planned works for next week: Diamond drilling of new piles to allow the new toe beam to be tied back Start to form rebar for toe beam Over the next couple of weeks my colleague Becky Gartland will be providing the updates with the help of Adam. Stay warm. Christine

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, I just wanted to pop on here and introduce myself and a couple of our team.  My name is Christine Taylor, the Customer Service Manager for Esh Stantec.  You may have seen me on site over the last year whilst we have carried out investigations, and over the last few weeks when I came to site to meet with a few residents. Over the period of our works, I will available to assist with any queries our customers may have.  Becky Gartland is our Customer liaison officer who is also on hand to assist.   Our Contracts Manager, Scott Jackson will be overseeing the construction work on site.  Scott has a wealth of experience in construction and is more than happy to talk to anyone who is interested in the works we are carrying out. We will aim to update our customers via this portal throughout the works. Speak soon Christine  

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, Just a short update again this week, to let everyone know that the site team are continuing with the excavation and installation of drainage across Kilburn Drive. The team are taking their time, due to the amount of services in the ground, and the depth of which they are working. We will aim to update you next week. Christine  

By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, Sorry I missed our update last week, the time just ran away with me.  I have contacted our site team and I am sure we will have an update in the next few days. As always, if anyone would like to discuss the work, please do not hesitate to contact us. Christine
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