Newcastle Upon Tyne
Northumbrian Water, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council, are investing over £5 million to manage surface water in the Killingworth and Longbenton areas of North Tyneside. Esh-Stantec have been appointed to carry out 3 phases of work to increase the capacity of the combined sewer, to reduce the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall.
3,594 properties are considered to be at risk of flooding, with over 500 properties known to be affected. Northumbrian Water, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council entered into a partnership agreement to jointly share funding and work together to find the best solution. Works comprised of SuDS measures being delivered at multiple sites in a phased approach to manage surface water:
Phase 1 – works were within Longbenton Community College, Benton Dene School and Benton Cemetery and involved the diversion of designated main river and the provision of storage.
Phase 2 – works were upstream on Forest Hall Letch at Killingworth Moor and involved the provision of storage to facilitate receiving the diverted main river.
By working in partnership, the team delivered a more suitable and sustainable solution with a greater level of flood protection to properties and wider benefits to the community than could be achieved as individual organisations.