Having returned from a nice Christmas break, we have recommenced works to Farringdon Row, Priestly Crescent and Deptford Terrace. Works are well underway to all areas, although we are a couple of weeks behind programme as a result of delays associated with encountering uncharted buried services. However, we have plans in place to overcome this and the team are working hard to catch up.
We have carried out a large investigation exercise to date to find a route for the pipework but still have the challenge of services in areas we haven't been able to capture and survey. Along Farringdon Row, a number of electric cables have been uncovered at a depth and line where we wouldn't have expected them to be. As a result, we are having to carry out further investigative works and look back at our design. This is well underway and with thanks to Sunderland City Council, we have extended our road notice and are moving to complete the first section of Farringdon as quickly as we can. Meanwhile, we are also planning for the next stage of Farringdon, between B & Q delivery entrance and the retail park entrance.
Priestly Crescent is almost complete. The new manhole has been constructed and backfilled and the sewer pipework installed into the existing chamber. We are currently testing and completing the finishing touches inside the chambers, before reinstating and clearing the area in the next week.
Dept ford Terrace is now closed from outside Willowware to the centre of the Go North East bus depot. We have excavated through the road and prepared the trench to receive the new water main, a protected barrier pipe due to the level of ground contamination in the area. This is progressing well and we hope to have the main section of pipework installed by the end of next week. After that, we'll start installing the cross connections to existing mains and supplies to customers in the area. A diversion is in place to access all businesses in the Deptford area, following the A1231 from the Queen Alexander bridge along to Beach St, Hanover Place and finally onto Deptford.
I'll provide another update this week with some photos of our works since coming back from the Christmas break.