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Heworth Burn

Working closely with Gateshead council, we are looking to invest up to £4 million to upgrade our sewers and highway drainage in the Heworth area.

Project updates

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon, it’s been a few weeks since Lewis last gave you an update of the project. In fact, since the last update I was one of 57,000 runners who pounded the pavements running 13.1 miles taking part in the Great North Run! Heworth was packed with people cheering the runners on, what an atmosphere and thank you!

Were happy to say the work on the Discharge chamber is now complete, the team have also now constructed 350 metres of the gravity sewer working well around several services, with a remaining 50 meters to go through the long stay car park until the connection to the discharge chamber can be made.

Work in the swan pub car park, Sunderland road, has now started where we will be constructing a 2.4m diameter underground overflow chamber onto the existing sewer network. 

We would like to thank you for you continued patience and understanding during these works.

As always, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks 

Sarahjayne 

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Update by Lewis Cox

Good Morning,

Just a quick upsate on Heworth Burn Water Separation scheme

 

- Discharge chamber is progressing well and is 2 concrete pours away from completion

- The gravity sewer has passed the trickiest part of site which exposed us to 4 service crossings in a particularly tight part of site, approximately 100m to go!

 

I have attached a selection photos for you to view, including one of our Site Manager and Site Engineer at the bottom of our new 14m deep shaft.

 

Now the drive to completion begins!

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Update by Paul Davison

Good afternoon all,

Our drainage work is progressing well on Sunderland Road and we expect to be complete as planned by the end of next week (Friday 30th August). We will be carrying out temporary reinstatement along the trench for the time being, however Gateshead Council will be returning to site in October to complete a larger area of permanent resurfacing.

We will also need to return to site after the Great North Run for up to four weeks to carry out further drainage work within the car park and footpath, however, this work can be carried out without the need for further traffic management on Sunderland Road.

We’d again like to thank you for your patience while we carry out our drainage improvement work I do hope that the temporary closure of The Drive hasn’t caused too much inconvenience, it certainly has helped to keep the traffic moving through the road works.

Thanks

Paul Davison

 

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Update by Lewis Cox

Morning all, 

Major civils work with regards to our new shaft are now completed. The gravity sewer is progressing well despite Gatesheads recent extreme weather!

You may see us around the the swan pub over the coming weeks as we upsize a pipe across sunderland road. 

Overall there is a great vibe on site, I also feel the relationship with the locally communtity remains strong as we work progresses as planned! 

I have attached a few photos for your viewing.

Have a nice weekend. 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon all, 

Its that time of year all the children look forward to! 6 weeks holidays. Its also the time we introduce our traffic management with the quite period we are commencing work on the section of Sunderland Road/The Drive. 2 way traffic lights will be in affect from Saturday 20th July on Sunderland Road (closing the junction with The Drive) to carry out necessary advanced gas main diversion work. Northern Gas Network (NGN) will commence work on a short section of advance gas main diversion which is necessary to facilitate our drainage works. We expect to be complete and TM temporarily removed by Friday 26th July. Q1 & Q2 bus services will be diverted along Watermill Lane and High Heworth Lane while The Drive remains closed.

Once this section of work is complete we intend to commence our drainage works which is scheduled for 5th August at the earliest, and likely to take 4 weeks again this will be controlled by Traffic management, whilst access via The Drive/Sunderland Road will be closed.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your patience during this time, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks

Sarahjayne Vickers

MMB Customer Liaison Officer

 

 

 

 

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Update by Lewis Cox

Morning,

Works are progressing well on site. The 6m diameter shaft is currently 8m deep with another 7m to go. Hats off to Joseph Gallagher limited for coordinating a smooth and well planned operation.

Regards 

Lewis Cox - Site Manager

 

 

 

 

 

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Update by Lewis Cox

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update of our works at Heworth Burn Water Separation.

- We have completed mobilisation, so now have a fully operational cabin set up for the team and security guard.

- Work on the pipeline to the lower end of Low Heworth Lane has begun and is progressing well.

- Shaft sinking works have begun and will progress steadily over the coming weeks.

As the works proceed i will continue to update you accordingly.

Kind Regards

Lewis Cox

Site Manager. 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning all, the development of the site compound is well under way and expected to be complete by the end of the week.

I wanted to take the opportunity and introduce you to some of the members on our team here at Heworth and include their pictures below so you can put a face to a name.

Jason Bradley - Contract Manager

Lewis Cox - Site Manager

Dean Wallace - Site Engineer

Sarahjayne Vickers  - Customer Liaison Officer

If you have any question please don't hesitate to approach a member of the team, or alternatively use the contact us at the top of this page.

Thanks

Sarahjayne Vickers

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Update by Paul Davison

Good morning,

Starting this week, we have been putting new white lines down in the car park in advance of installing temporary hoarding for our working area.

The majority of access lanes running between the parking bays are now 2-way, please familiarise yourselves with the new road markings and give way appropriately.

The installation of the hoarding will take up to two weeks to complete and we may need a little extra working area while we install the fence posts and panels. Once secure, we will be starting work on the construction of the new pumping station shaft and will keep you updated on progress.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation while we complete these works.

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Update by Amanda Hunt

Morning All

Just a quick thank you from me and the Project Team who were out and about in Heworth Metro Station yesterday with our community engagement vehicle, FLO.

Despite the weather not being great the event was a huge success and we managed to chat to over 100 commuters to raise awarenss of our imminent work.

We will keep you updated as our work progresses and please dont hesitate to get in touch using the contact us button at the top right of the page.

Regards

Amanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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