Springwell Enhancements Project

Northumbrian Water proposes to construct a new underground service reservoir on land it owns off Mount Lane, along with related pipe work in the local area, in a £56m project to commence Spring 2023, following preparatory work on site. The proposed project will not only make the water supply to customers in Springwell Village and the surrounding areas more secure, but will also enable us to support the wider Wearside and South Tyneside areas with a more reliable and resilient water supply for many years to come. The reservoir would strengthen and future-proof the company’s existing network in the area, providing storage for around 50,000 properties in South Tyneside. In addition the new reservoir will enable us to provide improved resilience to the water networks to the east of Springwell Village, benefiting a further 200,000 properties in South Tyneside and Wearside.

Update by Sarah Jayne Parvin

Hello everyone,

We received a question relating to concrete pour planned for next week, the question related to the potential for overnight work once the concrete has been poured.

As indicated in last week’s update we are forming part of the reservoir floor, these works are being undertaken in the North East corner of the reservoir site.

In advance of the works we have consulted with the Sunderland City Council environmental team.

The process can be explained as follows:

·       Steel Fixing (rebar) complete.           

·       Shuttering complete.

·       Aim is to mass pour 400m3 (equivalent to 50 + truck loads).

·       08:00am concrete mixers commence arriving on site estimate pour complete by approximately 18:00pm.

·       Power floating (a one man operated rotating power float rig) with six rigs through the night into the following day.

Once pour is completed, we then move onto power floating the concrete to a smooth surface finish.

Example of a similar project, concrete pour below.




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