Sunderland & South Tyneside
Esh-Stantec, working in partnership with Northumbrian Water, was appointed as Framework contractor on Whitburn Spills, a 7.5million project to improve the performance and resilience of the sewer network in the North Sunderland and South Tyneside areas. Around 9,000 properties, including homes and businesses, were affected by our works.
Northumbrian Water was required to provide investment to reduce spills at Whitburn and St Peter’s, Sunderland in order to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) by December 2017.
The scheme was split into several phases, across a number of different areas, which helped to improve performance of the sewer network by reducing pumping and treatment costs, reducing flood risk and increasing sewer capacity for future growth.
The project team worked closely with South Tyneside Council, Sunderland City Council, local schools, Sunderland University and other landowners to ensure successful delivery of this project.