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North Newark - North Newark - Waste Improvements

We are constructing new shafts and tunnels to convey sewage to our treatment works at Crankley Point, where we will be undertaking improvements. We are also installing new sewers in North Newark, all of this work is to help protect homes and businesses in Newark from sewer flooding.


In progress

31 Jan 2019

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Stephen Road, Wolsey Road and part of Fleming Drive

In the upcoming autumn/winter we'll be replacing the existing sewers on Stephen Road, Wolsey Road and part of Fleming Drive with new, larger pipes to reduce the risk of flooding from the sewers in the North of Newark. Works on Fleming Drive are due to start in October, with works on Wolsey Road between November 2018 and January 2019 and, finally, works on Stephen Road in February 2019.

Work in progress
Quibells Lane

Piling works and excavation to full depth for our main shaft were completed in spring 2017. The shaft was used to launch the ‘Wiggle Blaster’ and manage the tunnel drive towards Crankley Point in July 2017. Our largest tunnelling machine, ‘Siege Breaker’ was launched into the shaft towards Newark in September 2017 and all 200m worth of gantries were installed by December allowing the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to reach its optimum speed. It successfully passed underneath the East Coast Mainline in February and worked its way by Bar Gate and Castle Gate during March and April. Siege Breaker then worked its way along Millgate and finally broke through at Shaft 6 adjacent to the Spring House Pub on Tuesday 8th May 2018, meaning all 3kms of tunnelling are now complete. The process of clearing out all the tunnelling equipment is now taking place, after which the tunnel will be converted into a sewer. Finishing works such as caulking (joint sealing) are now being carried out in the tunnel. Construction of a new manhole is now in progress on Quibell’s Lane.

Crankley Point

We constructed a new shaft, which is the end point for our newly built 2.1m diameter tunnel. The shaft forms a new pumping station where flows will eventually be pumped up to our treatment works. The shaft was given a concrete spray lining and structural lining. A concrete plug was poured and the concrete rings were installed to make up the shell of the pumping station. Steel sections have been constructed, over which a metal mesh floor will be installed to allow for worker access. The shell of the new screening chamber is now complete and the bridge channel adjoining the pumping station to the screening chamber was installed in early April. Meanwhile the Storm Pipes and the Motor Control Centre (MCC) have also been installed. The storm pumps and mechanical screens were received in May and have now been installed. The dry weather flow pumps have been fitted, and finishing works are being carried out in preparation for the upcoming commission. Although, this will be a big job; when it is finished it will be one of our largest and deepest pumping stations.

Work completed
Start date

11 Nov 2016

Road closure and traffic management

Road closure and traffic management

During our work we will be using road closures and traffic management to allow us to work safely.

  • Roads effected:
  • Stephen Road, Wolsey Road, Fleming Drive, Quilbells Lane, Crankley Point

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

We'll be working in Newark over the next four years- watch our video for more information

Why are we doing this?

Meet the team

Nicholas Wallace

Senior Programme Engineer

Charlotte Crake

Customer Liaison Officer BNM

Rupert Tagg

Project Director

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