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 Anya Lowes

Hi All

We're pleased to announce that the second crane has arrived on site, marking significant progress. Alongside this, we experienced a minor issue with a cement mixer breakdown, and we hope this didn’t cause too much disruption and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Our concrete pour has gone ahead today, starting at 8am pouring of 400m3 of concrete approx. 50 truck loads over the course of the day. This will form the floor of the North East section of the reservoir.

Our pipe-laying work in Eighton Banks is pressing ahead. From Monday, there will be a closure of the bottom section of Galloping Green Road by the Public Rights of Way, as we progress towards the Wagon. Traffic management will be implemented when we reach the rear of Thomas Street. We will keep you updated as this progresses and share the traffic management plans on here.

For safety reasons, the Public Rights of Way along the pipeline route are currently closed. We have received some valuable feedback regarding improvements to alternative routes, which we have forwarded to Sunderland Council for review.

Your feedback is essential to us, and we're striving to balance the needs of the project with the wellbeing of our community. We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

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