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20 Mar 17

Preparing the ground

Planning permission is granted by South Tyneside council and excavations begin. The foundations were flooded and bailed out following heavy rain in early April.

A group of workers stand in front of a JCB, beginning excavations for the sand martin building

15 Jan 17

Surveying the site

Volunteers from Network Rail carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment and site surveys.

An artist's impression of the completed sand martin bank building

03 Oct 16

Funding is confirmed

The Coastal Conservation Group secure £10,354 in funding from the Community Foundation’s Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF).