The project involves the construction of additional storm water storage facilities at Wheatcroft Sewage Pumping Station as well as a new 20 metre diameter, 35 metre deep storage shaft at Toll House Pumping Station. The MGJV team will also construct diversion and reconnection tunnels between the existing sewer, Toll House pumping station and a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO).
In addition, a new CSO will be built at the Corner Café site whilst the existing pumping station at Scalby Mills pre-treatment facility will be extended and major pumps added. These will discharge into a new 800 millimetre diameter rising main which will be laid for two kilometres over farmland up to the existing Scarborough Waste Water Treatment Works where the team will construct three new settlement tanks and an ultra violet treatment facility. The treated discharge will then pass through a further two kilometres of new 800 millimetre diameter pipe to the existing sea outfall.
The completed project will improve the quality of the water which is discharged into the sea during storms, to comply with the requirements of the European revised Bathing Water Directive.
Scott Aitken, director of water and energy at Grontmij says: “This is a great example of what can be achieved when we work in close collaboration with Morgan Sindall, our joint venture partner. This is a central part of our strategy for how we provide services in AMP5 and into AMP6.
Scarborough is a challenging and complex project not just in terms of engineering but also in managing the construction of the project so as to minimise impact on residents, businesses and tourists. The project requires some complex construction on the seafront, but the team has approached the design and the construction planning and the programming of the works with innovation and sensitivity to the location and environment which is a fantastic achievement."
The design work is already underway, and is expected to be completed in February 2014.
The Scarborough project has been awarded as part of the AMP5 Yorkshire Water Framework, to which Morgan Sindall and Grontmij were appointed in August 2010. Projects under this framework range in value from £5 million to £50 million and include clean water and waste water projects from feasibility through design and construction to commissioning and handover.
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