The construction phase of this project is now complete.

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Stratford St Mary Pumping Station Refurbishment

Refurbishment of existing pumping station to include replacement of ageing raw water pumps, HV switchgear and other infrastructure plus new river intake screen to comply with The Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009.


What will the working hours be?

Typical working hours will be between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. There may occasionally be a requirement to work outside of these times to take advantage of the longer daylight hours in the summer.

Will my water supply be affected?

There is no anticipated impact on water supplies. The pumping station is not part of the local area’s supply zone.

Will the work cause disruption?

The various construction activities will generate some noise and disruption in the immediate vicinity.  Traffic volumes may slightly increase at times for the delivery of materials and construction plant to the site.  A crane will be operating in the works area to lift some items of plant and construction materials within the working area.

Will access to my property be maintained?

Yes. No obstruction to any property is envisaged, all works are within the site boundary.

How will residents be kept updated?

We will keep you informed with progress of the work via this portal.

Will the site be dangerous?

Construction sites are always dangerous and we will make every effort to limit the risks to the public. The site will be operated by our fully competent contractor working to tight health and safety standards.  Working areas will be securely fenced off from public access and control of vehicles to and from site will be controlled where the public road pavement passes the site access gates.

There will be some dangerous operations undertaken such as crane lifts but these are fully assessed and managed in advance of and during the operations. The public will not be allowed anywhere near these operations whilst they are being completed.  We understand that it is often interesting to watch the activities and the safest place to do this will be from the pavement outside of the site.

We do ask that everyone respects the site fencing, signing, guarding and instructions of our team when required for your own safety.

What will it look like when the works are complete?

There will be no visible difference from the front of the pumping station. To the rear there will be 2 new transformer attached to face of building.

Will there be dust, vibration and noise?

Inevitably in construction there will be some noise. This will be kept to a minimum and most of the work is internal to the building.

Will the roads be kept clean during the works?

Although the majority of transportation will be from external to site concrete/tarmac roads, the condition of roads will be monitored by our principal contractor’s site staff and suitable action will be taken if required.

What happens on bin collection days if the bin wagon cannot get to my property?

No obstruction to any property is envisaged, all works are within the site boundary.

Will I be able to access my drive or directly park outside my property?

Yes. No obstruction to any property is envisaged, all works are within the site boundary.