Update on work progress

Dawn Turnbull Community Liaison, McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

The work continues at pace as we progress along Douglas Terrace installing U Channels, walls and the concrete infill along the length of section 1. The road to the west end of Douglas Terrace was closed to all vehicles for a few days earlier this month, this was allow for the safe removal of the south footpath and stone revetment. We issued letters and spoke to as many residents as possible who would be affected by this road closure, to ensure where necessary any support or alternative arrangements could be made. This work went to plan and we were able to reopen the road ahead of schedule.


We are pleased to welcome the stonemasons on site this week, they have started to build the stone facing for the flood prevention walls, this should help residents get a better idea of the finished design. The project remains on programme and we’re delighted to be able to continue to support local businesses. We can confirm we have recently appointed Kilmac and Tayside Contracts to complete our light civils package including; road works, pavements and lighting, they will start work early next year.


Community Liaison update


Unfortunately the recent high winds blew away our Community and Story boards which were sited just along from the Ship Inn, we have now received a replacement board which will be erected shortly. We are also going to create a similar story board for section 3, Beach Crescent, which will show how this section will be constructed and the finished design.  Our recent audit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme went well and the project was given a score indicating performance above compliance, our certificate is proudly displayed on the Community Board at the site office.


We’ve continued to roll out our Virtual Site Visit, with now over 80 students, studying various engineering courses, from Abertay University, Dundee and Angus College and Perth College all getting an opportunity to learn about what we’re doing in Broughty Ferry. We have also agreed to support 10 Foundation Apprenticeship students from Grove Academy with remote work placements over the next few months.


Earlier this month we launched our competition to design decorative gates for the Flood Prevention Scheme. Details have been circulated to local schools and are available on our Community Boards and online (link below).  We will require 2 sets of decorative gates, one set will be located at the west end of Douglas Terrace and the second gate will be sited beside the RNLI. We’ve asked that these gates have a Broughty Ferry theme and await with interest to see the creative ideas the students come up with.


We’re keen to get involved in any community events the Community Council may be aware of, we appreciate much has been cancelled or postponed due to Covid 19 but we were pleased to see the Christmas Lights go up this month and we were happy to donate £500 towards these. We’d like to wish the Community Council and residents of Broughty Ferry a Happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.  


I can be contacted by email at bffps.community@mclh.co.uk and more details of the scheme can be found on the Dundee City Council website at  https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/service-area/city-development/broughty-ferry-flood-protection-scheme