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Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are currently on site adjacent to Beach Road. Our scheme is to separate surface water flows from the combined sewerage system and store the excessive flows during storms. To do this, we are constructing new surface water and combined sewers together with a series of cascading basins in which to hold back the flows until the storm subsides and the existing sewerage system can accept the storm water.

Project updates

Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I was on site this week checking in with Simon and the team. Its been quite busy on site, we're continuing to work on the drainage and basins further down Beach Road. We're also making plans for moving the compound around a bit and downsizing. We off-hired one of the cabins this week and we are currently discussing where to locate the cabins while we dig the last couple of basins - this will be in the next few weeks and we will keep you updated of when this will be.

It looks like the weather may be picking up over the weekend, so I hope you enjoy your bank holiday!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Another wet one today just as the site was starting to dry out!

We are continuing with the final bits of main drainage either side of Beach Road. Hopefully, depending on the weather this will all be done within the next few weeks.

The footpath which runs past White House Primary School to Beach Road will be opened today ready for the weekend.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hello Everyone

Well, bad weather has stopped play today! We started, but ended up like drowned rats, so had to call it a day early for the weekend. Obviously we need to dry the lad's kit, so the generator will be left on until 7pm this evening to power up the heaters. It will also come on for an hour tomorrow and sunday. We hope it doesn't disrupt your weekend too much.

Its nice weather - for ducks!

Regards

Tony

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

From tomorrow we will close the public footpath for a short stretch on the west side of Beach Road, close to the entrance to Monks Wood. Diversions will be in place, so please follow them and avoid walking in the carriageway as this is a very busy road. The closure will be in place until the end of September 2019.

I've attached a photo showing the rough location.

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

The basins have progressed well and are taking shape nicely. I've added a couple of photos to show you a view of the excavator using the GPS system. All of the new ground levels will be finished at the correct designed levels from the 3D model.

Simon

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

The trenchless pipeline over Beach Road towards Monks Wood is now in and done. We'll continue with the drainage to get it all tied in now. The first of the basins started this week and will continue in to next week.

Simon

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

Our trenchless drainage crossing over Beach Road is currently going to plan. The way things are going, we hope to have the pipe over the road on Monday.

The open cut drainage is also going ahead as planned which will continue for the next few weeks.

We've installed the inlets and out lets for the first 3 basins. Next week we'll have GPS enabled excavators and dozers digging out the basins. 

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

I bring news of the footpaths which cross our working area....

The good news is that on friday 12 July 2019, we will reopen the footpath at Ludlaw Avenue. This means that for at least the next couple of weeks, both this and the footpath from Whitecliff Avenue will be open!

However, the not so good news is that we will need to close the footpath from Whitehouse Lane (by the school). This will be closed for up to three weeks.

Its not all good news though, as we will still need to close the Whitecliffe footpath at some point - updates to follow on that one, but it won't be necessary for at least a couple of weeks.

In other news, we're ahead of schedule on the trenchless crossing of Beach Road, we expected this to be the end of the month, but we're making preparations now with a view to starting earlier.

Regards

Tony

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Update by Simon Bright

Hi

We've have quite a productive week since its been dry all week. The main drainage is right upto Whitehouse Lane. For the safety of the public we'll have to close this path and re-open the path at Ludlaw Avenue. A pedestrian diversion will be in place via Ludlaw Avenue. The footpath at Ludlaw Avenue is being reinstated which we expect to have open by Thursday next week. Balfour Beattie Utilities have been working with us to install electric ducts in this footpath so it doesn't need to be closed again at later date. The large diameter overspill manhole next to the school is almost finished, the shoring will all be removed today.

We are almost a point where we can start the basins now we have the inlet structure cast, so this will be happening in the next couple of weeks.

Simon

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Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

This week has been another busy one on site. We have made good progress in the construction of the manhole/combined sewer chamber that we are working on. We have now poured concrete up to a certain point and will continue with this construction into next week.

We have also been working on the pipework around the vortex chamber where we have tied in the storm pipework and grouted the existing sewer in the same area. There is more pipework to go in here and we have been prepping for the trench that we will need to dig.

Next week Northern Power Grid have contracted Balfour Beatty to install some ducts under the footpath from Ludlow Avenue. We have been aware that they needed to do this work so in the spirit of collaboration have worked together to allow them to carry out this work while we are working in the area so they don’t have to come back and close the area off later in the year. This work is expected to take 2 weeks and once complete, we should be able to open up this footpath.

We will then work towards the little path to the side of the school.

As you will have noticed it has been quite muddy on site, as a result, we’ve been employing a road sweeper in the area twice a day to try and keep on top of the roads

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