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Structural damage prompts innovative solution at Morpeth Sewage Treatment Works

Serious structural damage and ageing infrastructure prompted Northumbrian Water to consider options for treatment of the wastewater in the Morpeth catchment.

We provided all planning services and feasibility through to detailed design for upgrading of the preliminary, primary and secondary sewage treatment. This work included significant flood risk liaison with the Environment Agency, contaminated land analysis and geotechnical investigations which identified previous coal workings and tips that contributed to the structural damage. In parallel with this work we are is supporting Northumbrian Water with the associated utility, landowner and complex legal vehicle access negotiations.

The client has been making good use of our wide range of skills at Morpeth. This includes process, civil, geotechnical and MEICA engineers developing innovative reuse of redundant structures, through to ecologists, contaminated land and flood specialists helping with sensitive planning issues. Our involvement continued though the construction phase which is completed in 2013.

Location:Morpeth, England, UK
Client:Northumbrian Water Limited
Value:£5.5 million (Project)
Scope:Feasibility, design and construction supervision for major upgrade to sewage treatment works
Date:2009 - 2014