Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 6



This is our sixth 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 results

  • Money raised for Hogarth Centre

  • Completed STEM event with Chiswick Secondary School

  • Temporary footpath now completed

  • Fabrication update

Knights Brown are the winners!

Well done to Meen Gurung, Sam Rai, Enda McEvoy and Richard Glennon for winning the boat race on Friday 26th November against the TTRC rowing club. An incredible £3,251 has been raised for the Hogarth Youth & Community Centre, The Hogarth Community and Youth Club are who support and give opportunities to underprivileged children from the surrounding area as our local charity. Thank you to those who have donated and supported the team. Massive thank you to Jackie Eastlands, Peter Robinson, Nigel Brophy and all at TTRC for their support of our team and this event.

Winning Team!

STEM Event

On 7 December we held a STEM event at Dukes Meadows for the students from Chiswick Secondary School lead by two of our Graduate and Year in the Industry placement employees Sam Smith and Sam Rai alongside Jim Devine and Kit Wong. We had 18 students attend, who were split into three groups of six. One group was shown a presentation of how we are installing the bridge at Dukes Meadows. We then spoke about the many different careers in the industry and finished off with a quiz, which the pupils loved.

The second group were set a Lego task with each piece of Lego given a value (£). We showed them what we wanted built and the budget they had to keep within. A prize for who could build with the lowest cost was presented.

Group three were given a balancing task and again the winner was given a prize. They all moved around and once all the groups had completed all the tasks, we finished by showing them the site from an observation point where we had set up the robotic Total station and both Sams spoke about their work.

We also had eight STEM boards made up with lots of information about bridges that we displayed around the meeting room. It was these information boards that the quiz was based on.

We had great feedback about the event and the school thanked the team for a fantastic day on Twitter.

Temporary footpath now completed

Over night works commenced working on the temporary footpath for pedestrians , the path goes from the East side of the bridge. The diversion is for the works to be able to commence on the landing of the footbridge and ramp access.

Fabrication Update

Dukes Meadows Footbridge starts to take shape!

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