Brims nears completion of Tyne Tunnel ventilation building

More than 40 years after completing work on the original Tyne Tunnel, Sunderland-based construction firm Brims is putting the finishing touches to the ventilation building for the new crossing.

The structure will serve the vehicle tunnel that is currently under construction, extracting vehicle emissions from the new crossing and discharging it through its 50ft chimney.

Contracted to design and build the new structure, the Brims team has been working on the project since early 2009 and began construction in September last year.