Dawn Turnbull the Community Liaison Officer for McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd has kindly provided us with a comprehensive update on progress which includes some amazing drone footage giving a great overview of the project from the air.
Don’t forget if you want to contact them the email is given below or you can post any suggestions or comments you have into the box which is situated at the their site office on Beach Crescent.
Update on progress
Work continues to progress well with the installation of U Channels, walls and the concrete infill along the length of section 1 on Douglas Terrace. The next work activity is installing the mainline drainage behind the new sea wall and construction the foundations for the new set back wall. This work is going to programme and the stonemasons are on schedule to come in before Christmas to build the cladding to the set back wall. Local stone is being used so the walls of the flood defences will be in keeping with the existing stone work in Broughty Ferry. The start of the new year will also see the start of the street works package.
Now the October break is over Grove Academy continue to paint the hoarding on the Esplanade as part of their Princes Trust Award, when weather permits. We’re also discussing with Grove Academy other ways we can support them over the next few months, as much of what we could offer previously remains challenging due to current Covid 19 restrictions. To ensure students don’t miss out we all need to be a bit more creative. Abertay University have created a virtual site visit which provides civil engineering students the opportunity to see the project virtually, this will also be delivered to students of Dundee and Angus College next week. We’ve also had drone footage filmed, which gives as good overview of the project from the air. The link to view this is below;
We welcome any approaches from community groups or organisations looking for support with events or community activities. We’ve been discussing how we can support the Phibbies with their New Day Dook, hopefully this can still go ahead as planned on 1 January and have made contact with Dundee City Councils’ Regeneration Officer to discuss community projects she is involved in. We have a few things planned for the future and we’ll keep you updated as these progress.
The site was also recently visited by an auditor from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, this visit went well and we await the final report. This scheme monitors the site to assess how well we are performing as a Considerate Constructor in terms of community engagement, safety, appearance, work force and environmental compliance. More details about the scheme can be found online. http://www.ccscheme.org.uk
In November we welcome a graduate engineer on site to join the team and look forward to the stonemasons starting shortly. The stonemasons will complete a wall sample which we’ll erect on the front allowing everyone an opportunity to see the finished design.
Should anyone want to contact us, details are available on the Community Boards sited outside the office on Beach Crescent and beside the grassy area on Fisher Street. We have a dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org there is a suggestion box at the site office where you can post any suggestions or feedback.