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Wooler Water Treatment Works

As part of our ongoing investment programme and to ensure the highest level of customer service, we are planning to construct a new Water Treatment Works (WTW) at Wooler, Northumberland. It is intended that the new WTW will be located in the town of Wooler, at a site opposite Berwick Road Industrial Estate . The construction is expected to start in spring 2020.

Project updates

Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon

I just thought I would take the opportunity to introduce the Mott MacDonald Bentley Team who will be working on the project. Our team have a wealth of experience and understanding working with Northumbrian Water and have certainly experience working on treatment works.

We have:

Andrew Shield        -     Contract Manager who will be overseeing the team and the project.

Gary Theakston     -      Site Manager who has been just recently working on the Sewerage Treatment Works round the corner. Gary will be looking after the day to day operations

Stephen Rudkin     -      Site Foreman, will be ensuring the works on the ground

Joan Tatters           -      (Me) Customer Liaison Officer who will be engaging with residents and customers and will be keeping you up to speed with the works progress.

Our work will start on 26th May when the guys will be for the following six weeks temporarily setting up the access and works.You may see us around the village in due course so I have copied in our photos so you can put a name to the face.

Oh, and please feel free to ask us any questions about the project we would be only too happy to help either in person (by social distance) or ask away on the portal.

 

 

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Update by Chris Austin

Good Morning,

Following on from my previous post, I thought to let you know of some work we will be carrying out in preparation for building a new Water Treatment Works in the grassland opposite Berwick Road Industrial Estate in Wooler. We continue to follow UK Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and as it stands currently, our supply partner Mott MacDonald Bentley will be undertaking ground preparation work on our behalf on 26 May 2020 for a period of approximately six weeks. Although your water supply will not be affected by these works, you may see an increase in vehicular activity to and from the site. The initial work will allow for a new temporary access road to be created and ground preparation work will be carried out prior to the construction of the new treatment works. As mentioned, the timings of this work cannot be guaranteed however, we will continue to monitor Government guidance. We are committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our employees and our customers. The site teams will adhere to the social distancing guidance and we ask that during this difficult time that you also maintain a social distance from our staff once the work gets underway.

Should you have any questions about the work, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Update by Chris Austin

Hi everyone

A brief update to let you know that we have some site investigation works ongoing on site during February. There will be a team on site throughout February stripping topsoil and inspecting the ground. This is preparatory investigation work, in advance of the main construction. The main construction is currently planned to commence later in the spring once we have all necessary approvals in place.

Once we have the necessary planning and other approvals in place, we will provide further updates to confirm our construction programme. We will continue to provide project updates on this portal.

If you want know more please get in touch directly using the links on this page.

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Update by Chris Austin

Hi everyone

A brief update to let you know that our planning application was submitted earlier in the summer and is currently being reviewed by Northumberland County Council. The planning application is  due to be determined by November 2019.   Once we have the necessary planning and other approvals in place we will finalise our designs and confirm our construction programme for 2020.

We will continue to provide project updates on this portal. If you want know more please get in touch directly using the links on this page.

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Update by Chris Austin

Hi everyone

We held a customer drop in session at the Cheviot Centre in Wooler yesterday evening.  The purpose of the session was to provide further information about the proposed works and to seek customer’s views on our proposals to construct a new Water Treatment Works in Wooler. 

We had some feedback that the invitation letters that we posted out to customers were received very late on.  We apologise for the late notice. For those of you who want to know more, but were unable to make it last night, please see below a brief summary of what was discussed on the evening.

Why are the works are needed 
Currently drinking water for Wooler and the surrounding areas is pumped from the ground and treat at our existing sites at Fowberry, east of Wooler.   The existing assets at these sites need to be improved to ensure that we continue to provide a reliable supply of clean, clear and great-tasting tap water for our customers.

What is being proposed
We are proposing to construct a brand new purpose built Water Treatment Works to replace many of the existing assets.   We have identified a new site opposite Berwick Road Industrial Estate in Wooler.  The new site has good accessibility and communication links.   The adjacent Mart and Industrial Estate also provide an appropriate setting for the new buildings. 

The new Water Treatment Works will use modern technology to ensure that we continue to provide a reliable supply of clean, clear and great-tasting tap water for our customers.

The main treatment plant and equipment will be housed in a steel clad building which is approximately 40 metres by 20 metres in plan and up to 9 metres in height. Next to the new building we will also construct new tanks, kiosks and hardstanding areas.   Vehicles will access the site via a new access off Berwick Road.

Next steps and timescale for construction 
We are currently finalising our proposals for a planning application, which will be submitted to Northumberland County Council for approval . You will be able to see this when it’s lodged early in the new year . 

Once we have the necessary approvals we currently plan that we will commence construction no sooner than  summer 2019 and the  construction period  will last for approximately 12 months. 

Want to know more 
We will continue to provide regular project updates on this portal. If you want know more please get in touch directly using the links on this page.  
 

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Update by Chris Austin

Hi everyone

If you want to find out more about the  work we are planning to improve our water supply and wastewater services in Wooler please pop along to see us in the town on the evening of 10th December.

As part of our ongoing investment programme we are planning to construct a new Water Treatment Works at a site opposite Berwick Road Industrial Estate in Wooler.    We also have plans to improve the existing Wooler Sewage Treatment Works on the east bank of Wooler Water off Weetwood Road.    These two construction projects are currently planned to commence on site  in 2019.

We really want to hear your views about both our proposals and invite you to join our project teams on Monday 10 December 2018 at The Cheviot Centre, Wooler anytime between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Further information about the proposed works will be available to view and the project teams are looking forward to discussing the project with you in more detail.   

If you are unable to attend but would like to share your views or additional information on the project, please give us a call on 0345 717 1100 or tweet us @nwater_care to arrange a call back from the Project Team. Whichever way is best, we’d really like to hear from you.

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Update by Chris Austin

Hi everyone

I'm Chris Austin the Project Manager for the Wooler Water  Treatment Works (WTW) project.

As part of our ongoing investment programme and to ensure the highest level of customer service, we are planning to construct a new WTW at Wooler, Northumberland.

It is intended that the new WTW will be located in Wooler, at a site opposite Berwick Road Industrial Estate.   The new WTW facility will comprise of a new building, new settlement tanks, new disinfection tanks and a new access to the site from the road.  

We're working in partnership with our framework partners Mott MacDonald Bentley to design and construct the project.  

We are currently at the planning and design stage. Construction is expected to start in summer 2019, this will take up to 12 months to construct with planned completion in summer 2020.

We will share further information with you about this project and will also provide regular updates on progress and traffic management whilst works are in progress.

If you have any queries,  or want to make us aware of any additional assistance you require from us during this work, then please use the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of this page.

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