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

Hi Everyone

Richard has provided this weeks Portal Update - sadly his last, as he is moving to another Scheme within the organisation from Monday. We wish him the very best of luck with his new project! Laurence Davies will be sitting at his desk - Welcome Laurence!

Progress Update:

Its been another busy week here at Killingworth Lakeside Park.

Our drainage gang in the play area has now bottomed out the excavation for our control chamber and are getting ready to lay the inlet pipe next week.

The earthworks to form the basins is just about there with the final push to finish the east basin and the footpaths around the edges.

Our trenchless drainage was going well until we encountered an obstruction. But in true ESH Stantec form we’ve stuck with it and will have this freed ready for next week.

Biomatrix will be ready early next week to launch the new floating islands into the lake early next week. Reinforcements were drafted in from Westmoor Primary School today with pupils helping to establish plants in the floating islands - there will be more on this visit in another update early next week!

Hope you have a great weekend


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