Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 3

Updated: Sep 23, 2021



This is our third newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this newsletter we will be talking about what we are doing in the community and associated events coming up.

  • CCS monitor's visit - 22 September 2021

  • Meet the contractor day - 30 September 2021

  • Local charity activities - ongoing

  • Good practice (various activities) - ongoing

  • Local schools involvement - ongoing

Considerate Construction Scheme

On 22 September 2021, we will be welcoming monitor, David Tomlin, who will score the site over five categories,

  1. Care about Appearance

  2. Respect the Community

  3. Protect the Environment

  4. Care about Safety

  5. Value their Workforce

The score is given in star rating. Star rating ranges from three to five, with half stars in between. They are based on the score provided in the monitor’s report following each visit and helps sites to promote their considerate performance in an easy to understand, visual way to the public.

The monitor is looking at how the site represents the company and the industry. During the visit, David will assess the perimeter of the site, the access to the site offices and the facilities provided for the operatives. He will also review whether the site’s procedures are in accordance with the scheme’s code.

Meet the Contractor

We are inviting the local community to join us on 30 September from 12:30pm to 5pm at the hockey club car park, where they can meet our site team and ask questions about the project and gain information on topics such as sequence of deliveries, programme of works and share any concerns they may have.

Local Charity

Knights Brown has chosen The Hogarth Community and Youth Club who supports and gives opportunities to underprivileged children from the surrounding area. One of the events to raise funds will be a four man crew boat race between Knights Brown and TTRC beginners on the River Thames. We aim to raise £1000 and will be setting up a just giving page for the charity. There will be other events taking place as the project progresses.

Good Practices

  • Litter picking

  • Refilling potholes

  • Site notice board

  • Rainwater harvesting

  • Hanging baskets

  • Clearing fly tipping dumped in TTRC rowing club

We have helped to keep the surrounding areas of our site clean. So far, we have picked one skip full of litter. Potholes along the length of Dan Manson Drive have been filled in by the site team. The site notice board has now been put in place. The location is near the entrance of TTRC car park. We will keep this updated as the project progresses. A water butt has been installed to gather rainwater, which will be used for watering plants and cleaning site boots. Hanging basket plants have been added to welfare units to improve the appearance of the area.

We also cleared fly tipping for the TTRC rowing club that had been dumped overnight and is devastating to see.

Local schools involvement

We have approached local schools and are awaiting for their conformation for joining the project. Our aim is to get a secondary school involved in creating a miniature replica of the bridge and its surrounding landscapes. We will also be offering advice about careers in construction.

Cooperating with a primary school, we will encourage the children to make site posters on health and safety. The title of the posters will be working on or near water, we will have the wining posters professionally developed and will post around the perimeter of the site and will offer prizes for the winning classes.

New member of the team

We have welcomed Sam Rai to the Dukes Meadows project team. Sam is joining us for a year in industry placement as our YII engineer.

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.

Chris Syrocki – Senior QS

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

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 and Document Controller

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

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

Claire Bithrey - Health & Safety Advisor

Claire 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.

We look forward to updating you with our progress again next month.

With best wishes

Meen Gurung | Project Manager