Over 2000 piles for Mogden Expansion

Thames Water Update on Mogden


Mogden Residents' Action Group (MRAG)

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Thames Water says:

The end of 2010 has been a challenging period for us on site. The bad weather has meant that many staff have been unable to get to work and deliveries have often been delayed. Sub-zero temperatures have also affected some of our machinery.

Despite this, work on the western embankment is essentially complete. Most of the dump trucks and excavators have now left site. Later in the project, we will remove a significant quantity of the soil that has been temporarily stored on top of the embankment. We will use it to fill around the new structures and extend the new embankment in the north-west corner of the site, where the construction offices are currently located.

Starting in January, we will drive over 2,000 concrete piles into the ground, which will act as foundations for a large reinforced concrete tank. There will be some
further piling for ten new final settlement tanks, which is likely to follow shortly after.

The piling work will cause some noise, for which we apologise. As all of this activity is taking place behind the western embankment, the mound will help reduce the impact. All piling activity will only take place from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm. We will closely monitor noise and vibration with monitoring equipment.

We have been driving steel sheet piles into the ground, to enable us to safely start building some of the deeper reinforced concrete structures at the northern end of the site. This work will finish in mid-January.

Please note that there is no planned residents' drop-in session at the RFU (Rugby Football Union) in January. There will be future opportunities to meet members of the project team, view progress photos, ask questions and provide feedback, and we will update you once dates have been confirmed.

We will keep you fully updated on our progress. If you have any questions, please call 0845 641 0030, quoting 'Mogden'. Our lines are always open.

January 10, 2011

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