I thought it was about time to recommence these Portal updates as we are now working on both Deptford Terrace, outside of Liebherr and on Beach Street between the Kings Arms and the B&Q access.
First things first - we are still working despite COVID 19. This is because we are working on the drinking water network and in line with government advice we are considered critical workers and a high priority project - everyone needs drinking water after all. Rest assured that we are, and will continue to, abide by the governments advice and will endeavour to remain 2m apart at all times and have increased hygiene levels with more frequent cleaning and hand washing. We have also taken a number of other measure such as staggering breaks and providing operatives with extra vehicles so they can travel alone. Where possible management is working from home and anyone with symptoms or a house mate with symptoms is self isolating.
Work has restarted in the cobbled area and footpath right outside the Liebherr entrance to connect Liebherr to the new water main. which is rather more complicated than it sounds. This area has been in limbo for quite some time but now that all the issues have been ironed out and other priorities taken care of we are confident this works will be completed in the coming weeks. We do not expect this works to impact on Deptford Terrace itself although pedestrians will have to use the opposite footpath.
Work has commenced on Beach street to reduce the size of the existing main by inserting a smaller main into it. This is due to the reduced demand for water on this section of the main following our other works, meaning a larger main carries too much water which in turn means the water has the potential to go stale. This work is around 30% complete but unfortunately COVID-19 has caused our specialist sub-contractors to pull off site for the time being. The excavations have been made safe and we will continue to monitor and review as the governments advice is updated.
Thanks for taking the time to visit the portal and read out update and as always thanks for you patience and understanding.
Stay Well, Stay Safe.