Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 5

Updated: Nov 17, 2021



This is our fifth newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this update we will be talking about what has been happened so far and looking forward to events happening in the next few weeks.

  • Charity boat race donation page now set up

  • Knights Brown meet the Hogarth team

  • Time lapse is now live and up and running on our home page

  • Major works have commenced this month - pictures included below

  • Chiswick Secondary School now engaging with us on the project

  • New team member - James Puddle Senior QS

Local charity

We have chosen The Hogarth Community and Youth Club, who support and give opportunities to underprivileged children from the surrounding area as our local charity. One of the events we're organising to raise funds is a four man crew boat race between Knights Brown and TTRC beginners on the River Thames. The race will take place on 26 November at 2pm. The start point is Chiswick Bridge W4 3UL and it will finish at Dukes Meadows band stand W4 2SX.

Our fundraising page is live and we have already exceeded our £1000 target with still 10 days before the race.

If you would like to make a donation, please use the link below - all donations are greatly appreciated.

Knights Brown is fundraising for Hogarth Youth & Community Centre (justgiving.com)

Training is now well under way with our team members who are:

  • Meen Gurung, Project Manager

  • Enda McEvoy, Senior Engineer

  • Sam Rai, Year in the Industry Engineer

  • Richard Glennon, Groundworker

We'd like to thank Jackie Eastlands, Peter Robinson and Nigel Brophy for their continuing support in the training process and organisation of the boat race.

Hogarth centre visit

On 27 October, Jim Devine and Sam Rai visited the Hogarth Centre and met the incredible team behind the charity.

Time lapse

Our cameras are now set up on site and are recording time lapse footage. Each month's progress footage will be uploaded to the home page.

Major works photos

Sheet piling getting underway

Sheet pile cutting

Local schools involvement

We have approached some local schools and are pleased to confirm Chiswick Secondary School has joined us to collaborate on the project. They will be getting involved by creating a large painting of the bridge and its surrounding landscapes from 3D modelling. We shall also be offering advice about the wonderful range of careers available in construction.

Cooperating with a primary school, we will encourage the children to enter a poster competition to design site posters focusing on health and safety aspects. The theme will be working on or near water. Prizes will be available for the winning classes and we will then have the winning posters professionally produced and post them around the site perimeter.

We are currently planning a STEM event (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) for local schools. Our theme will be bridges and the brilliant engineers who built them. The date for this event will follow in due course.

New team member

James Puddle joined Knights Brown on 25 October as a senior QS at Dukes Meadows Footbridge. We welcome James to the 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.

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