Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 8

Updated: Mar 7

ISSUE 8 | February 2022


This is our eighth newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this update we will be giving you a visual process of installing piers 2 and 3.

Mobilisation of the piling rig

Arrival of steel cages

East side

Piling works begin on pier 2

Steel encasements placed in position

Camera checking the base of the pile

Steel encasement being cut to level

Steel being placed inside the pile encasement

Steel reinforcement placed inside the pile

Camera checking steel has been placed correctly inside pile

Concrete pour of pier 2 pile

Works then commenced on the West side following the same procedures as the East side pier 2.

The steel encasement has been placed on the West side pier 3

After the concrete pour as shown on pier 2 process, the balloon is placed in the steel encasement to protect the concrete from the water when the tide comes in

Placement of encasement lid in preparation for high tide

Concrete encasement shells are ready for collection for piers 2 and 3

We look forward to updating you with our progress 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.

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.