Killingworth & Longbenton

Together with our project partners, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council, we are investing over £5 million to manage surface water in the Killingworth and Longbenton areas of North Tyneside. This work will increase the capacity of the combined sewer thereby reducing the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall. The work is to be completed in 3 phases; Longbenton High School and Benton Green & Cemetery, Forest Hall & Killingworth Moor and finally Killingworth Lake. Phase 1 and 2 are now completed and the work around Killingworth Lake started in Summer 2018.

Update by Anthony Birkett

Morning Everyone

Thanks to Bobby for his progress update today:

The Pipe Line Drillers are working on drilling under Station Road and expect to make progress over the next few weeks. The traffic management there is still in place but we are still able to maintain two way traffic.

Work is also progressing well through the park area between Manhole 4 and Manhole 5. It has been necessary to close one of the footpaths here, however once we cross the Footpath we will reinstate it before we close the other Footpath to continue to Manhole 5.

The Lakeside basin excavations are in full flow with wagons taking the excess clay off site - this will continue for the next few weeks.

I've attached a few pictures showing this week's progress.


We've also also been contacted by a customer asking about the location of the footpath to the south of the Lake once we finish our work. The footpath will be in roughly the same location as it was before we started so shouldn't affect the lakeside wildlife. Below I've attached plans showing the proposed layout:

Plant schedule

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3 of 3

Have a nice weekend


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