GENERAL PROJECT

Ryhope Service Reservoir Refurbishment

Maintenance works are being carried out to the service reservoir located on the grounds of the Ryhope Pumping Station. This is an underground tank and works will be completed to both the outside and inside of the structure to ensure the supplies of Water coming from this asset are kept to the highest standard for years to come.

Project updates

Update by Callum McCormack

Hi all, following a break in recent poor weather, we've managed to fill in around 50% of the old drainage gully with concrete. By producing a smooth and rounded finish we can prepare for the next material application, and hopefully when the weather picks up again we can complete the concrete works. Any questions, please feel free to comment, or we will see you soon for another update.

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Update by Liam Nicholson

Good morning all, Keith from The Ryhope Engines Museum has kindly sent over some images from when the roof was installed in 1959 as shown below.  Its fair to say that working conditions and health and safety have improved in the last 60 years!  If you havent had a chance to visit the Engine Museum then it is well worth a visit as Keith and his team maintain the engines in perfect working order and have them running during their open days (Obviously the museum is closed at present due to Covid 19).  Victorian engineering is a marvel to behold in operation!  A list of their opening days is available here: http://www.ryhopeengines.org.uk/index.html 

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi evryone, as promised here's a detailed updated of site activity here at ryhope pumping station. Due to recent weather its been slow going but saftey always comes first. Hopefully in the coming weeks weather will be on our side and really push the progress on. Please feel free to ask any questions.

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi all hope everyone had a good christmas and new year. Myself and the team are now back on site and will contiue the hard work on the project. Any questions feel free to ask.

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi all, this week has flown by and we are still making good progress. The soil removal from the roof is now complete and we have now removed half the soil from around the roof (trench) and one half the of cleared roof has now been cleaned using the jet wash as you can see in the video. Any questions, please do shout..

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi everyone. We have made wonderful progress this week to remove the soil from the roof which should be complete by the end of next week. If anyone has any questions please remember to drop us a message. Have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi all, a quick friday update for the progress at Ryhope. The external works to the tank is progressing really well and this phase of works is due to be completed early next week. I hope that everyone has a lovely weekend. See you next week.

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Update by Callum McCormack

Hi my name is Callum, I am a site coordinator for Stonbury who are a specialist contractor working with Northumbrian water to ensure that your drinking water assets remain in only the very best condition.

This particular site is listed and we are working with English Heritage to protect the soil that we will be removing from the top of the reservoir. As the soil is removed, we will ensure that it is carefully segregated and then placed back onto the roof at the end of the project.

The scope of the works for this project includes:

The installation of a new waterproof lining for the roof

Some concrete repair works to maintain the integrity of the tank

The replacement of a scour valve.

To lift and rebed access hatches.

The installation of a internal liner

And an upgrade to the sample tap kiosk

These works should take around 34 weeks and we aim to keep any disruptions, such as deliveries to a minimum. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment below and also please do subscribe to stay up to date.

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