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Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are working with the community to explore opportunities to reduce the risk of flooding by removing surface water from our network, using sustainable methods where possible. We are bringing this Rainwise project to Monks Wood in North Shields. Northumbrian water plan to install new Sewers to provide highlevel relief to the existing network entering Monks Wood, transferring high flow to an adjacent combined sewer on Beach Road. We may install a new sewer and SuDS basins to divert surface water to free up capacity in the combined sewer on Beach Road. The surface water will be attenuated, then discharged into the highway drainage network, which will allow the augmentation of the existing flood alleviation scheme.

Project updates

Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Again this week everything is going to plan, we are continuing with the large manholes next to Ludlaw Avenue and laying pipes. We've also been stripping off top soil between Whitehouse Lane and the main site ready to link the access. The drainage will continue next week crossing the footpath between Ludlaw Avenue and Beach Road. For public safety we will need to close the footpath from Ludlaw Avenue to Beach Road and re-open the footpath from Whitecliff Close to maintain public access. Whitehouse Lane will remain open, however, there will be a manned crossing point for site vehicles.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

HAPPY EASTER!!

Whether you are Christian or not, its always nice to have a long weekend off with family and friends and it seems as though we may even have the weather this weekend!!

Enjoy your long Easter Weekend off and make sure you get to the shop early for your bbq stuff before they sell out!

The lads will be off site from close of business today until Tuesday morning.

Have a good one!

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Again we have progressed well this week, laying almost 100m of large diameter pipes and building a manhole. We've also progressed work in Whitehouse Primary school field and started forming an access to the main site. 

Next week we'll continue with the large manholes and pipes behind Ludlaw Avenue.

Simon

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Works are progressing well on site. We are currently installing a large diameter man hole next to the path between Ludlow Avenue and Beach Road. We're also establishing a storage compound in Whitehouse Primary School Field which will service the works at the Western end of the site.

Although notices have been served by North Tyneside Council to close footpaths around the site, we have no intentions to close Ludlow Avenue or Whitehouse Lane. We will sequence our work to maintain access to these footpaths. 

Next week we'll be continuing the drainage with large diameter pipes behind Ludlow Avenue and digging trial pits in and around school field.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I've been to site today for a progress update from the site team.

We've had a busy week, we've continued stripping soil throughout the working area and started to lay pipes in preparation for the basins being built. This week we've put about 120m of pipework into the ground and will continue in this vein next week.

We've also been working on the fencing round the perimeter of the working area and stripping trees further along Beach Road. Obviously whenever we remove trees, we make arrangements to replace them at the end of the scheme.

Next week we expect to take delivery of our larger cabins and the compound area will begin to take shape for the next few months.

I've attached a few photos taken this morning.

Have a nice weekend

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

As you will have seen, we have started our work on the grassed area off Beach Road.

As with any scheme, our first task is to establish the compound area. Over the last week we have dug out and surfaced the entry points to the compound and put down a stone base. The cabins are scheduled to arrive next week.

We have also stripped the topsoil from Whitecliffe path towards Ludlow path. As we've mentioned previously, we will maintain access to at least one of the paths throughout the work.

I've attached a couple of Photos that Adam on site sent through showing our work this week.

We'll be in touch with regular updates throughout the scheme.

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

The cycleway / footpath has been reopened on Beach Road, however, the lane closure will remain in place for the rest of the week for off-loading. We are ploughing on with setting up the compound, the drainage has been installed and over the next few days we'll be importing stone for the compound base. We're continuing setting up site fencing and stripping top soil ahead of the drainage works. The footpath from Whitecliffe Close will remain closed for the duration of the project.

Next week the lane closure will move west on Beach Road to enable us to construct the site entrance into Whitehouse Primary School. We are able to construct this entrance without closing the Footpath / Cycleway as concrete protection slabs are not needed over the existing services.

Simon

 

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi, I'm Simon Bright the Site Agent for this scheme. I'll be posting regular updates to keep you informed of progress and planned work. We set up a lane closure and footpath closure on Beach Road yesterday to enable us to install protective slabs over the existing utilities at the site entrance. This work will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete. A footpath diversion is in place between the two pedestrian crossings on Beach Road. Traffic was monitored yesterday and the decision has been made to remove the lane closure during peak hours. We've also got an excavator removing topsoil from the compound area and installing temporary drainage.

Simon

 

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

Following on from Christine's post last week, we now have further images showing how the area may look once we're finished. Please find them attached. I'm sure you'll agree that the images look great!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Over the last week residents in the area, will have recieved the letter from Northumbrian Water advising of the upcoming project, please find a copy of the letter here.

My colleague Tony Birkett and I have been in the area and will continue to speak to customers regarding our work over the next few weeks.  I have also attached plans, showing the artist impression of how the area will look once our work is completed. These can be viewed here and here.

Please feel free to contact me via the portal or on 03457171100 to discuss further.

Thank you

Christine

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