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Barkershaugh Sewage Treatment Works

We are about to carry out some essential work to upgrade Barkershaugh Sewage Treatment Works in Durham City. Together with our supply partner, Interserve, we plan to carry out essential work at the Barkershaugh Sewage Treatment Works in Durham City. This work will involve the introduction of further process units to serve the increasing population of Durham City and provide an enhancement of the treatment process to improve environmental protection. All of the work will be carried out within the existing site. There will be an increase in the volume of traffic to the site although we are confident that disruption to residents and business will be minimal. Typical working hours will be Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm. We may also be working between 8am and 6pm on weekends to make sure we complete this work as quickly as possible and minimise any disruption. We would really like to hear from you if you have any queries so please get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page or leave a comment below. – Brian Ford NWL Project Manager.

Project updates

Update by Brian Hall

Lots of finishing activity taking place on site at the moment, tarmac is being laid on the roadways and last of the concreting work being done. The landscaping has been done and we will be grass seeding in the next couple of days. All of the new tanks have been completed structurally and two are already running, the other 4 will be up and running in the next few days. Most of our cabins have been removed. All things being well we will finish well within schedule in the next few weeks. Hope you all have a nice sunny weekend

Brian

 

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

Work is well advanced now and we are begining to look at finishing off on site. All the new tanks have been completed and should be commissioned for use very soon. We are now doing concrete work around the tanks, building the access road and then will start reinstatement; putting down grass seed and landscaping. The mound of earth that is blocking the view of the sewage works from the river will remain in place and will be allowed to grow wild, creating wildlife space and improving the view over the site. 

Note the pile of wood: since the project started the site team have tried to reduce our impact on the local environment, we have been recycling all our clean scrap wood with Community Wood Recycling http://www.welovewood.org/    a local not for profit organisation who create work and volunteering opportunities for local people and recycle scrap wood that would go to landfill into saleable items or firewood. Along with off site construction, which has reduced mess and waste, and careful reinstatement we have greatly reduced the environmental impact of our work here.

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

Due to the advanced stage of the construction of the site we are now extracting the pileing panels

Unfortunately this will involve a bit of noise. We will try to minimise this as far as we can and restrict any activity to between 8.15 am and 5pm. We will not be working at the weekend.

We should finish this activity by Thursday.

Thanks in advance for your patience

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

Following the Christmas break everyone has been hard at work at site, we now have two new tanks up and working. This week we will be removing the piling supports from the other new tanks and finishing them off and starting to look at landscaping and tidying the site. We are well on schedule at the moment and hoping to finish early. I will keep you updated as the final stages progress

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Please note we have stopped work at site today and will be back to work week commencing 7th January. We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas 

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Good morning

Work on site is progressing really well and is on schedule. Due to the need to do some essential works we will be working on site this Saturday 1st December

It will not be intrusive and we will endeavour to keep noise and disturbane to an absolute minimum. Have a great weekend. Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Work is progressing well at the site with 3 out of 6 of the new tanks constructed we will start water testing them later this week. We will be drone flying again next week so stand by for more aerial footage of the works

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hi folks

Just a quick note to let you know we will be working tomorrow on site for a few hours in the morning, after 8am and should be finished by tea time. We are moving the platform for the crane so it can start in another position next week, not noisy but you will notice a bit of activity on site. Hope you all are keeping cool in this heat, remember to keep hydrated, tap water is the best thing to drink. Take care

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

Work is moving on well on site and everything is well on schedule. Please see link goo.gl/LBBhFx of new drone footage of the site to see the work the  team have been doing this month

Great views of the construction work and the river

 

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

I hope you have been enjoying the recent good weather. We have taken advantage of it by getting another drone flyover of the works showing some of the progress that has been made. See the link here: https://youtu.be/Tkjp1AdIbwY hope you enjoy it. Brian

 

 

 

 

 

 

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