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The Pipeline- Lickhill to Frankley - Lickhill Pumping Station


In progress

30 Apr 2019

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Phase 4 - Due to complete early 2019

With the facility now complete we will carry out testing. Teams will also be on site reinstating and landscaping the area.

Phase 3 - December 2018 - Spring 2019

With the main structures mostly complete we will commence electrical and mechanical work. This includes fitting the pumps and pipework, installation of the systems to power the pumps, and also the instrumentation and control panels to manage and monitor the facility once operational.

Work in progress
Phase 2 April 2017 to December 2018

We have created our site and an access road, including temporary carparks and working areas. We have also stripped back much of the topsoil and already started to lay the pipe. We have started to build the foundations for the new pumping station and the final part of tunnelling has commenced. During this phase we will build the main structures for the river intake and pumping station. This work starts with digging foundations and making provision for drainage. Some parts of the facility will be brought to site in component parts and put together on site. We have created a dam near the banks of the river. We can now begin to build the intake structure in the river. This will involve driving metal sheets in to the river bed. The footpath near our structure has been diverted. During July and August the final stage of tunnelling will commence as we bore down towards the river, building a new shaft to receive the tunnel boring machine. Some night time working will take place in this period.

Work completed
Phase 1 - March to April 2017

We've carried out preparation and ground work for the river intake and pumping station. Activities included putting up fencing, making an access road and the stripping away some of the topsoil. We will also set up the site offices and compound. We have also successfully tunnelled down to the location of the pumping station and will be in a position to thread the pipes through over the coming months.

Start date

01 Mar 2017

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There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

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Chris Humphreys

Severn Trent Community Officer

Sharron Doyle

Severn Trent Programme Manager

Dave Sidaway

Barhale Project Manager

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