Dukes Meadows Regeneration | Pedestrian Footbridge - Newsletter 9

ISSUE 9 | March 2022


This is our ninth newsletter for the construction of the Dukes Meadows Footbridge, in this update we will be updating you on the following:

  • Charity cheque presentation with Hounslow Borough Council, TTRC, The Hogarth Charity and Knights Brown

  • Press articles on the cheque Presentation

  • Bridge painting update

  • Site progress

  • Upcoming big news

Charity Cheque Presentation

On the 9th March the Dukes Meadows Footbridge site team held the presentation of the proceeds for the fundraising event which was well attended by senior management KB staff, Councillor Todd, Sabina Martin (Hounslow Borough Council), Fred Lucas (Head of the Hogarth Charity Trust) Dani Karas (Hogarth Charity Member), Raj Parkash (Hogarth Charity Member), Denny Anthony (Hogarth Charity Member), Jonathan Walker (Hogarth Charity member), Nigel Brophy (chairman of TTRC) Peter Robinson (TTRC) and many more.

The cheque presentation was in aid of the boat race where the site team Meen Gurung (Project Manager), Enda McEvoy (Senior Engineer), Richard Glennon (Groundworker) and Sam Rai (Year in the industry) took on the local rowing club team Thames Tradesman back in November. The Charity Boat Race raised an incredible £3,252.50 for the Hogarth Charitable Trust. Even in the horrid conditions the KB rowing team went on to win by an astonishing 10 lengths, one for question of sport in the future.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone to donated your kindness is greatly appreciated and the money has gone to such a great local cause!

Press articles for the cheque presentation

Chiswick's Local Web site (chiswickw4.com)

Barnes Bridge Walkway contractors donate £3,252 to Hogarth Trust - Chiswick Calendar News

Bridge painting progress

The bridge colour has been chosen, and span 2 painting is in progress as we prepare for the delivery and install on site

Site progress

The progress of the sheet piling works installed around the piles, as shown in our last newsletter

Preparation for pile cap works ready to commence

Arial photo of the sheeting piling for pier 1

Sheet piling installed around the piles for pier 3

Concrete blinding pour along the East side footpath

Site operatives spreading concrete to level

Blinding placed to level

Upcoming big and exciting news

All eyes on April's updates when we will be announcing the date of the arrival and install of span 2 to site. It will be the time to watch the Thames as the river tide will be used to install span 2. This will be a massive programme milestone.

We look forward to updating you 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.