Birmingham District Energy Company (BDEC) is to restart work around Dale End on Monday 11 January.
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Work will recommence outside Marks & Spencer in High Street and move along High Street then Dale End completing outside TSB before Easter.
David Martin, Projects Manager of the works by Cofely – Energy Services, has issued the following statement about the plans. Below the statement is a Google Earth map of the area.
“It is our intension to recommence works on the installation of our heating pipes Monday 11th January 2016.
We have approximately 120 metres of twin heating pipes to lay, this will then link our Energy Centre in Broad Street with the Energy Centre in Aston via a link in to Birmingham New Street Station.
We intend to commence works out side Marks & Spencer close to the security bollards. During this phase of the works we will have to divert traffic around the bollards similar to what we did last year.
When this phase has been completed (we expect about three – four weeks) we will move to outside Dorothy Perkins, our excavation will cross the railway tunnel, (runs between Moor Street and Snow Hill) this phase will be excavated at night so that we do not affect the running of the buses from High Street in to Dale End, with the working area left fenced off but the foot print of the works reduced.
When we commence works in Dale End this will become one way, with the taxi feeder rank moved down by NCP the traffic flow being from High Street towards Albert Street.
We then dip down to go under the proposed tram route, along through the taxi feeder rank and connect with the pipes outside TSB. ( we expect three to six to seven weeks)
We are programming to have all major excavations completed by Easter. After Easter we will test and flush the system, install the Data communication cables and Alarm Wires to the ducts. These works should not be intrusive to the City Centre.
As the works progress we will keep all the stake holders notified of our works.
If you require further information then contact David Martin on email@example.com“
Note: TSB is on the corner of Dale End and Albert Street.
Below is an image of the work area (in the right third of the image) and shows previous works outside M&S.
Article by Geoff Caine