Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 4

ISSUE 4 | OCTOBER 2021


Hello,


This is our fourth newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this newsletter we will be talking about what has been happening and looking forward.

  • Scores received on the Considerate Construction Scheme Visit

  • Attendees to our Meet the Contractor Event last month

  • Charity Boat Race training began

  • Good practices

  • Chiswick Secondary School now engaging on the project

  • Major works will commence this month more pictures will be on next months newsletter of the works

Considerate Construction Scheme

On 22 September 2021 we had a visit from David Tomlin, who will scored the site on the below categories:

  1. Care about Appearance

  2. Respect the Community

  3. Protect the Environment

  4. Care about Safety

  5. Value their Workforce

Within these categories the site team scored the following:

  1. Care about Appearance - 8/9

  2. Respect the Community - 9/9

  3. Protect the Environment - 8/9

  4. Care about Safety - 8/9

  5. Value their Workforce - 8/9

Total Score 41/50 with overall summary of excellent. The team are very pleased with this result and we look forward to our next visit in December.


Meet the Contractor

We invited the local community to join us on 30th September at the hockey club car park, where they meet our site team and asked questions about the project and to gain information on topics such as sequence of deliveries, programme of works and share any concerns they may have. We had a lovely afternoon and would like to thank those who came along.


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.


Training has now started with the Knights Brown team members who are the following and their roles on the Project -

  • Meen Gurung Project Manager

  • Enda McEvoy Senior Engineer

  • Sam Rai Year in the Industry Engineer

  • Richard Glennon Groundworker

Thank you for taking part in this event for our local charity.

We want to thank Jackie Eastlands, Peter Robinson and Nigel Brophy for their support in the training process. The race is planned to take place the end of November date is TBC.


Good Practices

  • Protecting a rare plant found on site

  • Keeping the local area tidy and free of litter

  • Maintaining good community relationships keeping the locals happy

We carry on to help keep the surrounding areas of our site clean and continue to litter pick in the surrounding area.

Furthermore a keen botanist has found a rare species of plant on the Dukes Meadows Site, we are making sure the plant is protected and not damaged by site works.


Plant information:


Local schools involvement

We have approached local schools and can confirm Chiswick secondary school are keen to join the project and get 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.


We are currently planning a STEM event (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Event) for the local schools where Bridges and the Engineers that built them will be the topic. Date is TBC Information will follow when confirmed.


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