Tyne and Humber Pontefract Groundwater Issues

Tyne and Humber Pontefract Groundwater Issues
Tyne and Humber branch invites you to this evening talk on Pontefract Groundwater Issues.

The Hermitage well in Pontefract is part of a Grade 1 listed mediaeval structure carved by hand into sandstone. During construction of a new hospital close to the well, the water level fluctuated widely and stabilised at a significantly higher level than historically, such that the well now has to be pumped continuously to prevent damage. The pumping system is intrusive and the public are no longer able to visit this fascinating site. This talk will describe the investigations into the cause, difficulties encountered and proposed remedial action. A sustainable solution has been identified, but with little cooperation from key parties the situation remains unresolved after 10 years.

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The talk be held at Sheffield University and streamed to our Leeds and Newcastle hubs. Select the ticket for the venue of your choice.

Leeds address: GHD Offices, Alexandra House, Lawnswood Business Park, Leeds LS16 6QY
Newcastle address: Mott MacDonald Offices, Floor 6, Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SN

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1/15/2019 6:00 PM - 1/15/2019 9:00 PM
LT3, The Diamond,
The University of Sheffield,
32 Leavygreave Rd,
Sheffield, S3 7RD United Kingdom

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