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 afternoon,

First of all please let me apologise.  I did write a post of our progress last week however for some reason it didn't publish so I have published today.   'Better late than never', as the saying goes.  Sorry.

Anyway moving on to this week, Adam once again has provided us with the following information.

Progress for this week:

  • The clean up was completed on Tuesday following the flood event last week, including removal of debris from pile casings, and coffer dam wall repairs
  • Rodger Bulivants (pilers) were back on site Wednesday, and starting to install pile cages, with a view to grout on Friday/Monday

Planned works for next week:

  • Rodger Bulivant to continue with pile cage and grouting, the team are aiming to complete by Tuesday
  • Our Esh gang continue to be in attendance to pilers (Rodger Bulivant)
  • Pile cap rebar and concreting to commence next week, expected to take 2 weeks to complete this section

As always we will be back in touch next week. Unless of course hit another glitch, once again sorry for that.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

PLEASE NOTE, AS PER THE MOST RECENT THIS WAS LAST WEEKS POST - ONCE AGAIN, SORRY

Good morning,

Following the heavy rain yesterday and the pause in work, please see the update from site below.

Progress for this week:

  • 100% of casings cut down to design level this week.
  • As you may have seen, due to the heavy rain yesterday, the working area was flooded
  • Sand bags have been filled and made available for residents for their use. However through consultation with EA levels not expected rise significantly during remainder of storm
  • Materials have been ordered and due on Friday to reinstate temporary works.  The clean up/repair works will may not be completed until mid-week next week.
  • Blinding to pile cap completed Monday afternoon

Planned works for next week:

  • The team will continue with the clean up and re-establish the working area
  • Once working area is re-established, Rodger Bulivant to install pile reinforcement, and then follow on with concreting of piles. This is expected to take 1-2 weeks
  • Esh gang in attendance to pilers (Rodger Bulivant).
  • Looking to commence pile cap construction works in mid/late October.

As always please contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of our works or have any questions.

Christine

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Update by Rachel Nelson

Good evening

Apologies for the late update. The river level has dropped this evening however we did place sandbags in the back lane this afternoon for you to use if you have any concerns about the river rising again. Please take care if you are moving them as they are quite bulky and can be a tripping hazard.

We will be on site first thing in the morning to review the situation once the river has subsided.

Thanks

Rachel

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Due to the heavy rainfall causing high levels in the Ouseburn, our works have ceased for the day due to Health and Safety.  We will monitor the levels and keep you updated.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

It's that time again, time for an update.

Adam, as always has been prompt with him information, which we would like to share.

Progress for this week:

  • Approx. 80-85% of casings expected to be drilled/installed by close of play Friday
  • Pile  case drilling expected to be complete by Friday 1st October, with the rebar and concreting process to follow on
  • Pilers encountering the hard rock at a depth of approx. 1.3m deep, with a band of extremely hard rock lower down
  • ESH ops continuing to clear arisings from pile operation

Planned works for next week:

  • Roger Bulivant to continue with pile casing installation
  • The Esh gang in attendance to piles.
  • Esh to continue with remove of arisings from pile operations

The team are looking to commence pile cap works in mid October.

As always, please contact us direct if you require any further informaton.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

What a beautiful day!

As promised, Adam has provided an update from site of the progress this week, and the plan for next week.  As always, please contact me direct or comment on the portal if you want to discuss anything related to our works.

Progress for this week:

  • Roger Bulivant (pilers) returned to site on Monday following the Covid Issue.  They have continued with pile installation. Approx. 60-65% of casings expected to be drilled/installed by close of play Friday
  • Pile  case drilling expected to be complete by Friday 1st October, with the rebar and concreting process to follow on - we will keep you updated
  • Pilers encountering hard rock at a higher level, slowing progress
  • ESH ops continuing to clear arisings from pile operation.

Planned works for next week:

  • Roger Bulivant to continue with pile casing installation
  • Esh gang in attendance to assist with piles and will continue to to remove the arisings from the pile operations

Have a lovely weekend.

Christine & the site team

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

Great news!

As you will have seen our team are back up to speed are on site. 

Adam will send me an update later in the week, which I will share on this portal.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Following my update last week, with regards to a case of Covid on site.  We are now in a position to confirm that we are unable to replace this key member of the team this week.  This means our piling work is on hold until Monday13 September 2021.  Our site team will be reduced this week, until piling restarts next week.

Please accept our apologies, as we follow government guidelines we appreciate your understanding.

Our progress on site last week;

  • Roger Bulivant (pilers) pile casing installation - 45% complete as of Friday
  • The Pilers encountered the rock strata at a higher level, slowing progress due to hard ground
  • ESH ops continuing to clear arisings from pile operation.
  • Access and tightness of site, continuing to restrict progress

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

As I am sure you will all be aware, today we have stopped piling temporarily.

This is due to a Covid issue.  The works have stopped whilst we test the other site operatives for Covid-19.  We hope to continue tomorrow, as a replacement operative is sourced.  We will update you all in due course.

We apologise for this inconvenience, however I am sure everyone will understand.

Christine

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Update by Christine Taylor

Good morning,

What a lovely week of weather we are having?

I really hope the weather stays fine for the bank holiday!  Adam as always is ahead of the game and has provided an update of this weeks progress and the planned work for next week.

This week -

  • Roger Bulivant (pilers) are continuing pile casing install. Approx. 35% of casings expected to be drilled/installed by close of play Friday.
  • The problematic compressor for piling exchanged on Monday morning. Progress has been much better since then.
  • ESH ops continuing to clear arisings from pile operation.
  • Access and tightness of site, continuing to restrict progress, this however is not impacting on the programme

Planned work for next week - 

  • Roger bulivant to continue with pile casing installation
  • Esh gang in attendance to piles
  • Esh to continue with remove of arisings from pile operations

Please do not hesitate to contact me if anyone requires any further information.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday and I will be in touch next week.

Christine

 

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