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

Hi all, we are here with our latest update.
Over at Eighton banks, later than expected, we are now encroaching into the carriageway, our excavations are now extending into Galloping Green Road at the junction with Thomas Street. Whilst we are laying pipe in this section access via Galloping Green Road onto Thomas Street will be blocked. We expect to be past this point within the next 3 weeks. Once this closure reopens, we will then be pipelaying north towards Sandy Lane as we pass the rear of Thomas Street which will be closed, Our pipelaying will stop short at the Junction of Sandy Lane / Galloping Green Road with a planned return early 2025 to carry out the final main connection. Once we have more information on this, I will update you.
We have been working on the footpaths and are very nearly there with getting some of these reopened, which will give you access to Springwell Village via the cut through from the Engine Room. Please note, this is alongside one of our working areas and at times our construction traffic may need to be supervised through. For everyone's safety, gates have been installed and will be closed to allow the passing of our vehicles on occasions.
On our reservoir site we have been progressing very well. The next concrete pour will be this Wednesday the 10th of July which will require working later into the night to complete the power floating, With another pour following early August.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are expecting a delivery of a welding tent, this sits on single story cabins and will be located on our compound at Mount Lane closest to the road. This is a temporary installation whilst we need to weld pipes on site.
Also to note one of the cranes on site will be getting swapped out, I don’t have this date as yet but expect this will be in the next few weeks.
Over our three pipeline sections we are still progressing having laid approximately 597m of pipe in the past week taking us to around 60% of the way through with pipelaying.
Just a reminder Springwell road closure is fast approaching and will be from the 22nd of July for 4 weeks, followed by the closure at Peareth Hall Road from the 19th August.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we progress with these essential enhancements. 
Should you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out.


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