GENERAL PROJECT

Castle Hill Farm Cottages

An application has been submitted under Section 101A of the Water Industry Act 1991 for provision of a public sewer for premises at Castle Hills Farm Cottages, Berwick. The application complies with the requirement criteria, Northumbrian Water plan to undertake works to reduce the environmental risk improve the resilience and enhance the performance of the sewerage network serving the residents of Berwick. This project aids NWL in improving the quality of rivers and coastal waters, the environment and wildlife for the benefit of our customers.

Project updates

Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning and happy new year,

As you will see, our team have returned to site to complete the work.  They have advised they are in the process of completing the surface water separation work in the area and will then continue with the landscaping.  

As always we will endeavour to keep you updated with our progress, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Christine

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Update by Becky Gartland

Good morning all, 

It's been a while since you were last provided an update regarding our works so just wanted pop on and get you up to date. 

Over the past few weeks the site team have continued with the drainage installation of the new surface water sewer line within the carriageway. Work has also commenced on installing the new drainage lines within property boundaries which will be backfilled before we break up for the Christmas Period. 

Within the pumping station work has been carried out to install the stone cladding to the retaining wall along with completion of the filter drain being installed. Works have been ongoing following this to bring the ground levels back up to the existing height. Final works in this area are to install the spring assist covers and frames along with the concrete hard standings. 

From today our work will be suspended for the Christmas and New Year Period and we will resume on Tuesday 4 January 2022. The Customer Team will remain operational during this time, so if you have any site related queries, please get in touch with us. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022!

We would also like to thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst we have carried out our works in your area. 

Thank you 

Becky 

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Yesterday I spoke to a couple of residents to advise that on Monday 15 November, the sewerage seperation works will commence.  We have notified all customers involved in this work and we expect the seperation works to take around 2-3 weeks.

If anyone would like to discuss this work further, please contact us on 03457171100.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

We have had a change on site.  Jordan Richards is now providing our updates and looking after the site.  He has kindly updated us this morning.

Since the 4 October works have been undertaken to progress with the rising main installation which is set to be completed and pressure tested by the end of this week. Traffic management on the road was removed on the 5 October.  To enable the team to complete the outstanding reinstatements we will need to re-establish the traffic lights for a couple of days.  This work is planned on the 7 November.

Next week the work on the new retaining wall structure at the pumping station will commence.

We will endeavour to keep you updated with our progress.

Thanks for the update Jordan.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,  

I have managed to catch up with the site team for an update.  Paul Jones who is currently on site and has advised the drainage across the road is now completed.  They are currently constructing the new manhole in the verge.  The trenchless section of pipework in the field is now installed.  Our team will be starting the open cut section of sewer to tie into the new manhole in the verge,  

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

As you can see the traffic lights on Castle Terrace are back in place, to enable the excavation and installation of the pipework for the gravity sewer crossing.  The team are also pouring concrete to the valve chamber base, which is located at the bottom of the site, in the farmers field.

Next week, Directional Drilling will be on site to start work on the rising main section.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

I just wanted to pop on and say thank you, to the residents who took time out of their busy days to chat to me and Ian Davison yesterday.

It was lovely to catch up with you all.  If you think of any questions please do not hesitate to contact either of us.

If you didn't see us yesterday, and would like a quick chat or update, plese comment on here and I will get in touch.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

I hope everyone has had a great weekend?

Simon has provided an update for our works.  The trial pits are not complete in Castle Terrace, the excavations will be temporarily reinstated this week and the lights removed.  The team are investigating a slight different route along the grass verge for the rising main.  They be carrying out further trial pits this week within the verge and farm track.

This week they will also be carrying out the planned work on the pumping station shaft, this should be completed by the end of the week.

Thank you

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Before we finish for the week, and enjoy the weekend, we wanted to provide an update

Local residents will have received a letter this week with regards to our work moving onto Castle Terrace.  The letter advises that we will have 3 way lights on Castle Terrace at the junction with Paxton Road for approximately 5 weeks. 

Simon and his team have constructed a new surface water manhole and diverted all exiting flows through it to enable construction of the new pumping station.  Next week, an extra gang will be on site to start the foul manhole which runs into the pumping station.  The other gang will be working on the construction of the manhole on Castle Terrace in the traffic management.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Just a quick update, I have spoken to Simon on site.  He has confirmed they progressing with the drainage as planned and currently constructing the second surface water manhole.

I hear the sun isn't shining on site team in Berwick, so I do hope you share the North East sun tomorrow and over the weekend.

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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