Significant progress was made in our £300 million scheme to build a wastewater treatment works and sludge recycling centre and bring cleaner seas to Sussex.
The new works in Peacehaven will treat 95 million litres of wastewater generated each day by the residents of Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean and Brighton and Hove.
A steel structure to support a ‘green’ roof on the works neared completion. The roof has been designed to blend into the downland setting and retain views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The structures and buildings to house the treatment processes were almost finished and installation of mechanical and electrical equipment began.
In addition, more than 90 per cent of work was completed on 11km of sewer tunnel that will be used to transfer wastewater to, and treated effluent from, the new plant.
The project was awarded two silver Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards during the year. The independent awards recognise consideration towards the workforce, neighbours and the environment.