George Street Celebrations

STW, NMC and Active Tunnelling  held a special event for the 200 residents who live at Newhall Court on George Street in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, to thank them for their patience and cooperation whilst a £1m flood alleviation project was carried out within the residential development and to celebrate its successful conclusion.


Together we have have all made a difference to the future of Newhall Court - A big thank you to the residents for your support

Newhall Court suffered from flooding of the basement parking areas. To resolve the issue, new sewers have been constructed within a small amenity area of the basement in the middle of the development. As a result storm water will now be diverted to a massive 7.50m diameter, 20.0m deep storage tank which has been constructed.

The works have had a significant impact on residents of Newhall Court due to the scale of the construction works within the limited confines of the development, part of which is a converted Grade II factory. There has been noise and vibration from the construction of the new sewers and has caused restrictions on access and parking within the complex.

The project, which started in February 2015, is now in its final stages of reinstatement and has been completed without any complaints from residents, who accepted the need for the work.

At the event residents had the opportunity to meet the project team and share their experiences of living within close proximity to a major civil engineering project. Everyone who attended expressed their appreciation for a job well done and praised the helpful attitude of the workforce.

"We were concerned about the impact that the construction activities would have on the residents of Newhall Court and realised that we would need their co-operation and understanding for the project to be a success, so we established a proactive communication strategy throughout our time on site," said Geoff Hancock, customer liaison manager NMC

"We are really grateful for the support we have received from the residents and we look back on the project and reflect on what a great success it has been to complete the work on schedule and without any complaints. The Project Team should be very proud of their achievements."

Proposed Works and 20m deep shaft


 Timber Heading Construction and Setting up for Augerboring operations