Given how difficult it is to park around the estate, this doesn’t lift my heart at all. Still, they have to get the road up so this is the only way. Let’s hope that it isn’t too long.
Here is the reason for all this. . This has to be uprated with new PPE pipes that will last for another few decades! This one is on the corner of Patteson Road and Helena Road. They got the earth (or whatever) out using what looked like a skip lorry but actually was a huge vacuum cleaner that sucked everything out
You can see the ancient gas pipe at the bottom of the hole. The girder above is also evident in the hole outside the Aurora.