We have now received permission to build the replacement pipeline, which will be installed through a limited area of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Work is underway to plan the installation of the replacement pipeline, but the Covid-19 epidemic has unavoidably affected all those who will be involved in delivering the project. We now anticipate that early works for the replacement pipeline will commence in late 2021 and main pipeline installation will start from 2022. The commitments and environmental protections we have made for installation will not be affected.
We will be releasing a location specific timeline for construction in spring 2021. For regular updates, sign up to our newsletter.
To demonstrate how we will reduce impact of construction through the park, we have secured a legally binding Site-Specific Plan that secures how we will be constructing through the park, details the trees that will be removed and replanted, sets out the ways of working that will protect tree roots, and how we will maintain access for park users.
We have summarised the main points below, but you can read the full plan here.
We will be engaging with the community about plans for the temporary play area within the park in summer 2021.