Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 12

ISSUE 12 | June 2022


This is our 12th newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this newsletter we will be updating you on some of the site progress and fabrication update of the bridge. And finally we will be announcing some key dates!

Site Progress in June/July

Support columns delivery ready for install on piers 2 and 3

Pier 1 has been completed late June

Pier 2 preparation for final capping

Pier 2 support columns placed

Pier 3 ready for capping beam and support columns

Pier 4 complete

(14th July) - All piers are now complete, ready for span 2 install!

East Landing progress continues

Span 2 arrives at Tilbury Docks

Welding of the bridge begins at Tilbury Docks

And finally what you have all been waiting for:


  • 23rd July 2022 - Span 2 Delivery from Tilbury Port to Chiswick Pier (Driftwood Moorings)

  • 24th July 2022 - Install of Span 2 on site between 11:30am - 2:30pm

View point for the install

On the 24th please stay away from the site to ensure your safety, please also stay on the Surrey side (Barnes Village side) which is opposite the site for the best view.

Also please do not congregate on Barnes Bridge to allow pedestrian flow as usual.

Website to track the bridge delivery along the Thames

You will be able to track the bridge on the following website, we need to get the vessel name confirmed then this will be published on the website ahead of the 23rd.

MarineTraffic: Global Ship Tracking Intelligence | AIS Marine Traffic

We look forward to updating you again next month.

With best wishes

Jim Devine and Georgia Watts | PR Team

Most of the following information stays the same, although if you wish to refresh your memory please do.

Contact details and working hours are still the same

Jim Devine is our project community liaison manager to build and maintain an active relationship with local people. He can be contacted on weekdays from 7:30am - 5:30pm:

T: 07392 087 200

E: dukesmeadowsfootbridge@knightsbrown.co.uk

We adopt an open-door approach during the whole construction period so should you have any queries relating to our day to day site activities, please get in touch.

Our normal site working hours will carry on being Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 5.30pm. We do not expect to work on Saturday or outside of these hours but will do so as an exception, should it become necessary for us to maintain programme or to carry out specific tasks. In this event, we will give notice of our intention to do so and what to expect.

Considerate Constructors Scheme

The project has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme under the registration number of SRO21904, which will externally monitor our performance against their code of considerate practice. We have a good track record of achieving above average scores, regularly receiving 'performance beyond compliance' certificates and annual national awards. For more information please visit ccscheme.org.uk.

Meet the team

Kit Wong – Contracts Manager

Kit will provide senior level supervision and operational oversight to ensure health, safety, environmental and quality compliance is maintained and project objectives achieved.

Meen Gurung – Project Manager

Meen is a highly professional project manager and will maintain day by day responsibility for the planning, procurement and execution of the contract.

James Puddle – Senior QS

James will bring his expert knowledge of construction costs and contracts to the successful execution of all commercial aspects.

Dorothy Adofo - Graduate QS

Dorothy will be working alongside James Puddle learning and assisting in the construction costs and contracts.

Enda McEvoy – Engineer

Enda is a responsible engineer who will carefully manage the planning and design stages contributing his technical expertise to project drawings, designs and project delivery.

Wayne Caswell – General Foreman

Wayne will be responsible for the general management of all site operations, our workforce and subcontractors, maintaining organisational and operational control of the construction site.

Jim Devine - Community Liaison Manager, PR and Admin Lead

Jim will be playing a significant role in developing and maintaining effective relationships with local people and other stakeholders. He will also be responsible for the managing all documents on site.

Sam Rai – Year in the Industry Engineer

Sam is in a year out of University doing a placement in Engineering with Knights Brown.

Georgia Watts – Administrator / PR

Georgia will bring an abundance of enthusiasm to her duties assisting the site team across the board and supporting the divisional management team.

Carl Wheeler - Health & Safety Advisor

Carl will provide guidance and assistance to the site team, ensuring risks to health and safety are fully assessed and mitigated helping to prevent accidents, injuries and health problems in the workplace.

Olav Lawrence - Head of HSQE

Olav will provide coaching, mentoring and support and be an authoritative voice for all aspects of occupational health and safety, quality and environmental management. He will pay particular attention to construction related risk management documentation and support the delivery of health and safety inductions.