GENERAL PROJECT

Killingworth Road - wall repair

We are working hard to repair the wall on Killingworth Road - we will use this page to provide updates about the repair and also the work required to clean up and reinstate the affected area.

Project updates

Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

This week the team on site have:

  • Construction of toe beam started on Monday, and poured today
  • Commence construction of low level in situ concrete feature cladding, to north and south ends of site
  • Remove last of existing brickwork to south end of site, and blinded out in preparation for capping beam construction

Next week the plan is:

  • Continue with low level in situ concrete cladding construction, pour planed for mid-late next week for north and south ends of site. Central section to follow
  • Start dowel installation for the capping beams at the north and south end of site, in preperation for beam construction

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Please see our progress this week:

  • Completed the remedial works following various flood events during December
  • Commence drilling of the piles for the dowels, to tie the new toe beam to the piles

Next week the crew into to: 

  • Continue with brickwork demolition for remedial works to the south end of our works
  • The team will continue drilling of the piles for the dowels, to tie the new toe beam to the piles
  • Commence rebar cage construction and installation, with concrete of beam to follow

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Can we please take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year.

The site team as always, have provided an update of their progress.

This week:

  • Remoblised to site following Christmas shutdown
  • Continue with remedials to site at low level, following flood events, in weeks leading upto the Christmas break
  • Continue to dig out and blind excavation for the low level toe beam

Planned works for next week:

  • Continue with back blinding of low level excavation for the toe beam, to guard against further flood events
  • Fencing will errected to the south end of our works to allow removal of trees and vegetation and other wortks required
  • Continue with dowel drilling to tie toe beam to piles

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine

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Update by Becky Gartland

Good morning,

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022.  We would also like to thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst we have carried out our works, thank you for being amazing!

Our customer team will remain operational over the Christmas and New Year period if you have any concerns.  You can contact us by commenting on this post or alternatively calling 0345 717 1100.

Merry Christmas, stay safe and be kind!

Becky

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Update by Becky Gartland

Good afternoon all, 

I just wanted to pop on and provide you all with an update on how things have been going on site over the last week. 

Last Week:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday we experienced flooding across the site at a low level area to the toe beam
  • Work consisted of waiting for the high river levels and flows to subside before carrying out repair operations to the coffer dam and toe beam excavation
  • Blinding on the next section of toe beam has been delayed again as a result of the flooding experienced across the course of the week

This Week:

  • Complete excavation works to toe beam at low level
  • Blind out the excavation with a layer of concrete to start forming the low level toe beam
  • Diamond drilling of the new piles to allow the new toe beam to be secured

So far the weather has been a lot kinder to us this week, we're keeping our fingers crossed it remains dry for the rest of the week!

From Friday 17 December 2021 our site team will suspend working for the Christmas and New Year period, resuming on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Our customer team will remain operational during this time if you have any concerns.  You can contact us by commenting on this post or alternatively calling 0345 717 1100.

Thank you 

Becky 

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Update by Becky Gartland

Good morning All, 

Following my site visit last week I have received an update from Adam regarding the progress of our work on site. 

Work completed last week:

  • Ongoing work to repair the damage caused by the flood events. Repairs carried out to the coffer dam wall and low level excavation for toe beam
  • The site has been effected by high water levels meaning work could not progress until repairs have been completed

Work expected to take place this week:

  • Complete the excavation works to toe beam, at low level
  • Blind out the dig layer of concrete to start forming the low level toe beam
  • Diamond drilling of new piles to allow the toe beam to be tied back

If you have any queries relating to this section of work, please get in touch with us. 

Thank you 

Becky 

 

 

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

My team visited site this afternoon and delivered letters from Northumbrian Water advising of the new completion date, which is April 2022.  Hopefully both Becky and Alison managed to speak to some of you whilst they were there.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of the project.

Thank you 

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon

I have just received a call from Adam on site.  Over the weekend we have had a couple of issues; one of which was a break in and the other was the weather.  As the team are clearing up and contacting the relevant people, obviously our work will be paused.  One of my team will provide an update tomorrow of the situation.

Take care

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

As promised the lovely Adam has provided an update from site, which includes last weeks progress.

Last week:

  • Existing stone retaining wall rebuild completed and concrete backfilled
  • Rear of capping beam backfilled and land drain/weephole arrangement install
  • Commenced dig to face of capping beam, to start works on the cladding facing works to the new retaining wall
  • Reduce coffer dam wall height to 2 bags high

Planned works for this week:

  • Continue with reduce level dig to new retaining wall face and commence puddle clay install to help prevent water ingress from the river
  • Blind out the dig with a layer of concrete to start forming the low level toe beam

Planned works for next week:

  • Diamond drilling of new piles to allow the new toe beam to be tied back
  • Start to form rebar for toe beam

Over the next couple of weeks my colleague Becky Gartland will be providing the updates with the help of Adam.

Stay warm.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Sorry I missed our update last week, the time just ran away with me.  I have contacted our site team and I am sure we will have an update in the next few days.

As always, if anyone would like to discuss the work, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Christine

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