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Chunk72

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Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« on: April 27, 2021, 10:40:07 AM »

Hi All,

Beamish Exchange FTTP was announced last July as part of the "final third" rollout for harder to reach rural towns and villages. The Exchange serves the local communities of Beamish, High Handenhold, No Place, High Urpeth, West Pelton, Grange Villa, Newfield, Pelton Lane Ends, Pelton and several properties on long lines in the surrounding countryside.

With a tiny amount of Openreach fttp deployed as part of Digital Durham's BDUK project and one new Housing Estate in Newfield that was as much fibre as there was in the area until now.

As one of those long line residents on an 18 Down / 0.8 Up fttc connection I was keen to keep up with developments in anticipation of being able to order fttp and having previously done the work to start a CFP to be told we would be covered in the commercial deployment I have been keeping track as and when I've seen activity on my travels.

The following info is taken from my notes, interestingly all the work so far has been done by Openreach teams with one exception where an MJ Quinn gang were working in Pelton and the Openreach checker still says we are starting our fibre build in your area.

There have been several sets of roadworks following the path of the A693 up to Stanley, clearing duct blockages and running spine cabling. Presumably Stanley Exchange is the Head-End for Fibre terminations.

Apologies if the formatting or info isn't relative, just trying to help out anyone looking for information from the local area.

30th October 2020
Rodding and roping Station Road, Beamish

3rd November
Van(s) checking UG boxes and cable routes?

4th November
Station Road close to / past the War Memorial

10th Dec
No Place - blockage clearing

14th Dec
3 Vans New Road Beamish

17th / 18th Dec
Pulling cables on main road around station lane

4th January 2021
Pulling cables in Pelton?

5th January
Pulling cables beamish (from Stony Lane down to Fire Station), Newfield and west Pelton

6th January
Fire station to allotments

7th January
High Handenhold
Spoke to crew they are from Yorkshire and are pulling in spine cabling then it gets handed off to another team

13th January
2 vans, 1 parked on corner,  1 short visit to paper mill cottages/minstrel farm - cable crosses the river here and a boggy field so that might prove tricky.

14th January
Confirmed by landowner they were surveying the chambers and poles for installing fibre from beamish

January / February
Clearing duct blockages and building new chambers around Grange Villa, West Pelton and No Place
Fibre splicing in Pelton opposite car wash
New Chamber in Newfield outside pub ?

March
Pole replacements in Pelton, and new poles in Edenfield,  West Pelton. Roadworks to clear duct blockages and lay poly duct around Station Road and Woodside in Beamish and in Front Street, Newfield

New Pavement chambers below poles where the spine comes into Grange Villa from West Pelton, blue rope at bottom of poles.

11th March
Fibre splicing opp. Newfield Inn
CBTís fitted to poles Front Street, Newfield and on the corner of Pelton Lane outside Newfield Inn
2 vans rodding outside social club Pelton

22nd March
Vans in No Place
Pole work in Beamish on Station Road, CBTís fitted above Station Road
Unblocking Works scheduled West Pelton on Twizell Lane

23rd March
3 x Vans in High Handenhold on front street and No Place

24th March
Pole work Beamish above Station Road, 3 or 4 poles with CBTís wires coiled and fibre between poles through trees no problem

25th March
3 x Vans in HIgh Handenhold

29th  - 31st March
Duct Blockages Grange Villa

31st March
Openreach works in pavement chambers and poles, below Station Road Beamish

1st April
2 vans in No Place splicing outside UG fed estate. All visible poles with DPís have CBTís

7th - 9th April
High Handenhold, rolling works in paths, verges and boxes for essential work on overblown fibre cables
Project ref: WC3PNR9M

8th April
3 vans High Handenhold standing at 1 van doing nothing

12th April
Multiple Vans working Station Road Beamish, Vans behind Stone Row at Grange Villa

13th April
4 vans No Place, 1 van High Handenhold

14th April
2 Vans splicing in pavement chamber on street outside The Parade, Pelton
2 Vans in No Place (p.m.)

15th April
2 Vans outside Fire Station, High Handenhold a.m. Hoist by Sheperd & Sherpherdess pub, Beamish
2 Vans No Place, 3 Vans High Handenhold p.m.

15th - 22nd April (date changes frequently)
New Pavement Chamber opp. Victoria Terrace - Pelton

15th April - 19th April
Planned works for council estates in Pelton primarily pole fed. Work listed as duct clearances and new duct installation.

Duct clearance works West Pelton

19th April
Openreach Vans in Pelton

5 Openreach vans in Beamish. Engineer mounting CBT on pole outside Urpeth Villas

20th April
MJ Quinns engineers rodding outside co-op in Pelton, Openreach engineer in adjacent PCP
Openreach Van at Pelton Lane Ends
6 Openreach Vans in Beamish, splicing in pavement chambers, CBTís mounted on poles with coils of fibre in New Road, Beamish so all Poles from Station Cottages to Stony Lane now have CBTís.
Old Telegraph poles along from A La Spicery have CBTís fitted above the old rings right at the pole tops.
Poles opposite Birchwood close still donít have fibre, will probably require roadworks as poles embedded in bank/stone wall

21st April
4 vans in No Place
7 vans in Beamish

22nd April
6 Vans in Beamish

22nd - 26th April
Clear Duct Blockages Rear of South View Pelton
Clear Duct Blockages Side of The Avenue Pelton

26th April
3 Vans - High Handenhold

27th - 29th April
Clear Duct Blockages Rear of Sydney Street Beamish
Clear Duct Blockages Rear of Arthur Street Beamish

28th April
2 Vans splicing in pavement chamber opposite Stony Lane

29th April
3 Vans splicing at Agg Node outside Fire Station, High Handenhold

28th - 30th April
Clear Duct Blockages Rear of Albert Street, Grange Villa

29th April - 4th May
Replace Joint Box Frame and Covers, Station Road Beamish

4th - 6th May
Clear Duct Blockages Baytree Terrace
Clear Duct Blockages Laurel Crescent

5th May
Civils in Laurel Crescent, High Handenhold
2 vans in Pelton across road from Co-op. CBTís on poles in back streets behind The Avenue, Pelton

6th May
Yesterdayís work patched on Laurel Crescent, new joint box installed on entrance to street. Markings on path on Baytree Terrace and blue rope at base of pole

Vans in Beamish, pole climbing New Road, Beamish

7th May
1 x Van Splicing Track Joint on pole, New Road, Beamish opposite Stony Lane
1 x Van Splicing in Chamber, Station Road, Beamish
3 x Vanís Mounting CBTís, Summerfield, West Pelton

7th - 11th May
Ivyway, Pelton. Access required to install a new joint box and approx 1m duct to exsting pole, this is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish Village

Ernest Street (Back 1-47), Pelton. Access required to lay approx 2m duct in order to provide customer with high speed broadband services, This is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish village

10th - 12th May
New Road Beamish, outside Durham Motor Services Garage. Access required clear a blockage in existing telecoms duct , build a box and provide ducting in order to provide high speed broadband services. This is part of the project to supply fibre to Beamish village

Victoria Terrace High Handenhold.  Access required to clear a blockage in existing telecoms duct, in order to provide high speed broadband services, this is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish village

12th May
Openreach vans and workers in Pelton either side of the road by the Co-op working UG. Vans in The Wind and Sandyford / Ivy Way.

11th - 13th May
Victoria Terrace (Side), High Handenhold. Access required to clear a blockage in existing telecoms duct and lay approx 1m of duct in order to provide high speed broadband services. This is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish village

Eppleton Terrace High Handenhold. Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct and lay apprx 1 m duct in order to provide high speed broadband services. This is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish Village

Cartmel Terrace, High Handenhold. Access required to clear a blockage in existing telecoms duct and provide approx 1m duct in order to provide high speed broadband services, this is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish village.

13th - 17th May
Chester Road, Stanley. Excavation required to clear a blockage in existing duct , this is part of the project to deliver fibre to Beamish Village

14th - 18th May
Opp 1 - 18 The Fairways, Greens Bank, West Pelton. [Utility asset works] Replace 1 jointbox frame and cover(s) (1690mm x 710mm) in Footway.


19th - 26th May
Build 1 precast chamber 1310mm x 610mm x 1265mm deep in Footway, Install 10m of 1 way poly duct in Footway opp. Victoria Terrace - Pelton. Works in progress 21/05/21

20th - 24th May
Station Lane, Pelton - [New service connection] Build 1 concrete chamber 725mm x 255mm x 665mm deep in Footway, Install 1m of 1 way poly duct in Footway, Install 7m of 1 way poly duct in Carriageway

24th - 26th May
Queen Street (Back), Grange Villa - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish village

Pine Street (Back), Grange Villa - Access required 2 blockages in existing duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

Orchard Street (Back), Pelton - Access required to lay 1M duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

o/s The Limes South View, Pelton DH2 1ET - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order provide high speed broadband to customers, this is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

25th - 27th May
Brackenbeds Close, Pelton - Blockage 1 o/s 16 Brackenbeds Close Beamish DH2 1XH, Blockage 2 o/s 40 Brackenbeds Close Beamish DH2 1CH.  Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide high speed broadband services to customers, This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village.

O/S 150 Brackenbeds Close, Pelton DH2 1XL - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services, This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

O/S Ferndene, Grange Villa DH2 3LZ - Access to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide high speed broadband to customers. This is part of the fibre provision for Beamish Village.

R.O 24 & 44 Albert Street on back West St, Grange Villa DH2 3LR - Access required to clear 2 blockages in existing duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

28th May - 2nd June
O/S GRANGE VILLA CARS, FRONT STREET,GRANGE VILLA, DH2 3LL - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide broadband service to customers, This is part of the project to provided fibre to Beamish village

Opp 29 Elwin Place, Pelton DH2 - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide high speed broadband service to customers. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village


7th - 15th June
R/O 1 Greta Street North on Hollyoake Street, Pelton Lane Ends - Build 1 concrete chamber 1220mm x 680mm x 1665mm deep in Carriageway

19th - 27th July - May be duplication of above now works approved
Road Closure to build Concrete Chamber rear of Greta Street North, Pelton Lane Ends


19th - 28th April (roadworks disappeared from checker 19th p.m)
DSLAM (Cabinet P3) replacement Entrance to Sandyford, Pelton

[Moderator edited to change one occurrence of "no place" to "No Place".]
« Last Edit: May 25, 2021, 09:36:40 AM by Chunk72 »
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 02:10:01 PM »

Very interesting, thanks for posting.
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 02:15:31 PM »

Hi Chunk

I've responded to your PM, mate.
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 02:39:52 PM »

Thank you Black Sheep,

I will keep the thread updated as things progress.
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 04:08:53 PM »

I'm sure plenty will find it interesting, I have a similar thread for our area.

Welcome to the forums.

PS You might find this interesting, once you move it to your area. Note it only updated when either they check or someone emails on.
https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/broadband-map#14/51.3466/1.4264/geafttp/
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 10:50:30 PM »

Apologies if the formatting or info isn't relative, just trying to help out anyone looking for information from the local area.

That's fine, its not a problem. And welcome to the kitz forum.  :)
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2021, 02:32:31 PM »

Thanks for the Hello's, post updated with latest activity.

Lot's of work been going on this week.
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2021, 07:47:52 PM »

Where are you getting the specifics on things like "Access required to clear a blockage in existing telecoms duct" now that one.network no longer tells you this?
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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 09:24:46 PM »

Durham Council publish all their roadwork info online separately to one.network and long may it continue  :fingers: :fingers:
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2021, 09:50:51 AM »

Post updated with latest info.

The Openreach map has updated to show work starting in next 3 months...

Interestingly the teams are now moving to do the UG fed estates starting with Brackenbeds Close in Pelton, which is an 80's/90's built estate where everything is ducted. That leaves Thornton's Lea and Thornton's Close as the last two big UG fed estates in that village to do.

They have overbuilt areas which had G.Fast already during the course of the project and still no signs of activity in the actual rural areas.

I don't think any of the pon's built back in March are able to order yet but surely it won't be much longer.

Also seeing signs of prep work taking place in Chester-Le-Street which is also on the market towns and villages list, with various pieces of duct installation and joint boxes going in.

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Re: Beamish Exchange Fibre Rollout (NEBEA)
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2021, 04:47:03 PM »



I don't think any of the pon's built back in March are able to order yet but surely it won't be much longer.



The first PON's are ready to go into commission as we speak. The bit after that is done however, is the 'unknown', as there can be a dwell period before being made customer ready for service.

But ... it's almost in touching distance for the good folk of Beamish.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2021, 08:27:43 AM »

But ... it's almost in touching distance for the good folk of Beamish.  ;)

Thanks Black Sheep, still ever hopeful it will make its way down to us.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2021, 09:38:32 AM »

More updates added, lots of activity observed as the rollout is progressing.
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2021, 10:54:39 AM »

And indeed it looks like the U/G fed houses in Beamish Hills, No Place DH9 0SP can now order native fttp.

I think parts of Beamish Village and Pelton Lane Ends/Newfield will be next as those works were around the same time.

Progress is marching on.
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2021, 11:57:24 AM »

Updated with work from June onwards (continued from original post)

28th May - 2nd June
O/S GRANGE VILLA CARS, FRONT STREET,GRANGE VILLA, DH23LL - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide broadband service to customers, This is part of the project to provided fibre to Beamish village

Opp 29 Elwin Place, Pelton DH2 - Access required to clear a blockage in existing duct in order to provide high speed broadband service to customers. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

S.O. 17 Front St on Albert St, Grange Villa - Access required to clear a blockage in carriageway in order to provide customer with high speed broadband services - part of the Beamish Village fibre provision project.

4th - 8th June
Opp Allotments, Baytree Terrace, High Handenhold - Access required to provide a new frame and cover to existing box This is part of the project to provide fibre to Beamish Village

Opp 8 Stone Row, Grange Villa,  DH2 3NA - Access required to provide 1m duct to existing pole in order toThis is part of the fibre rural build project for Beamish village provide high speed broad band services,

Opp 47 Stone Row, Grange Villa, DH2 3NB - Access required to clear a lay 1m of duct to existing DP in order to provided high speed broadband services to customers. This is part of the fibre rural build project for Beamish village

OPP 54 STONE ROW, GRANGE VILLA on the road leading to Twizzel Dykes DH2 3NB - Access required to clear a blockage 1m from existing DP in order to provided high speed broadband services to customers. This is part of the fibre rural build project for Beamish village

O/S 6 Laurel Crescent, High Handenhold - Provide One New Pole

S/O 32 , CONSTANCE STREET, Pelton - provide 1 new pole

7th June
R.O. 24 & 44 Albert Street on back West St, Grange Villa DH2 3LR - Access required to clear 2 blockages in existing duct in order to provide customers with high speed broadband services. This is part of the fibre provision project for Beamish Village

8th - 10th June
Station Lane, Pelton - [New service connection] Build 1 concrete chamber 725mm x 255mm x 665mm deep in Footway, Install 1m of 1 way poly duct in Footway, Install 7m of 1 way poly duct in Carriageway

7th - 15th June
R/O 1 Greta Street North on Hollyoake Street, Pelton Lane Ends - Road Closure to Build 1 concrete chamber 1220mm x 680mm x 1665mm deep in Carriageway

10th - 14th June
O/S NO:4 , NICHOLSONS TERRACE, Beamish - Replace a Pole
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