Thanks to Dawn for her latest update and we look forward to seeing the decorative gate designs once the winner is announced.
The works continue to remain on schedule, despite the week we lost due to the snow.
In Douglas Terrace work continues to move along the beach platform installing U Channels, the sea defence walls and infill. Now the weather has improved, the stonemasons also continue to make good progress and have almost completed the section of set back wall between Dundee Road and Home Street. This section of road has now been closed and our street works contractor has started work to pave the new coastal footway, install new street lighting and replaced the existing carriageway and pavements. This road closure will be in place until early April although pedestrian and cycle access remains. We have been in touch with the residents in this area and thank them for their patience during the works.
Work has also now commenced on Beach Crescent. A platform has been constructed on the beach and sheet piling work commences from the 25th February. This work is both noisy and can create vibration however, we intend to ensure we minimise the potential disruption caused by this activity and will be closely monitoring noise and vibrations on site throughout the duration to ensure the limits are kept within the acceptable tolerance’s to ensure no risk to properties. The piling works are scheduled to take around 3 weeks to complete, again all residents adjacent to the beach have been contacted.
Finally well ahead of programme, we are also moving into a third area in James Street and Fisher Street. This will ensure street works are completed outside the Ship Inn ahead of the summer months ensuring the business can maximise the opportunity for outside seating when restrictions allow. We are making initial contact with residents in this area to establish if any additional support will be required and further notification will be issued shortly confirming the start date, schedule, and duration of this work.
The site has now become much busier as works progress at pace and we would like to thank the residents of Broughty Ferry and those most impacted by the work for their patience and cooperation. As always, if anyone has any concerns or just wants additional information please feel free to contact me directly.
Our Decorative Gates Competition has now closed, and a shortlist of entries selected for judging. We had a great response, despite lockdown, and look forward to the seeing the winning designs which will be placed to the west end of Douglas Terrace and beside the RNLI building.
We also announced this month our support for Alexander Community Developments ‘Transition to Trade’ project. This innovative programme will support the creation of positive pathways for school pupils into the construction industry. McLaughlin & Harvey will contribute towards most of the costs, for 24 places for young people from secondary schools in Dundee, who are in S3-S5. Through 6-week programme candidates will gain experience, confidence and practical skills required to work within the construction industry.
Our commitment to support local young people extends into a number of projects. We have agreed to support virtual placements for Foundation Apprenticeships Civil Engineering students from Grove Academy, currently have an Civil Engineering undergraduate from Abertay University on site for a 12 week work placement and have rolled out virtual site visits to nearly 90 students from Abertay University, Dundee and Angus College and Perth College studying a number of construction related courses.
Dawn Turnbull | Community Liaison | McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd