Stakeholder Update 84 – Leith Programme Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_08_04 at 15:08)

Appointment of contractor announcement

Following the conclusion of the procurement process for Phase 4 of the Leith Programme, we are pleased to announce that the contractor who will be responsible for delivering the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section of our improvement works will be Land Engineering Ltd. It is planned that they will mobilise on site in late August to allow construction to start in September 2016. As previously highlighted, it is anticipated that the works will last around 10 months with a planned completion date expected in Summer 2017. More details will follow in a future update.

The upcoming works will see a continuation of the delivery of the pedestrian and cycle friendly measures successfully installed in previous sections of Leith Walk with one of the main differences this time being that the cycle lane provision will now be off-road south of the Pilrig Street junction. You can view all the up to date plans and any information updates on our dedicated project web pages. In addition, in advance of the Council deciding on whether or not to extend the tram line north of York Place, enabling works will also be incorporated in the footways in order to ensure that, should the decision be taken in 2017 to extend the current line, future disruption impacting on the local area is kept to a minimum.

SGN (formerly Scottish Gas Networks) mains replacement upgrade – Reminder

As highlighted in the last Stakeholder Update, this is to remind you that SGN will be upgrading their gas network in the Brunswick Place area in August 2016 and this will involve the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable supply to homes and businesses in the area for many years to come. The work commenced on 1 August and details can be found on SGN’s information leaflet below. We have been working very closely with them to ensure co-ordination between both sets of works in order to reduce overall disruption and to ensure that the gas main is replaced prior to any road resurfacing taking place in the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section. SGN anticipate that their project will last approximately 12 weeks and the co-ordinated work plans will mean that the Leith Programme will commence as planned while they complete the remainder of their works outwith our working area and up towards Elm Row.

Click the thumbnail to download the SGN leaflet (PDF):

SGN Customer Leaflet Brunswick Place Elm Row Edinburgh 160624

We hope you find this useful and if you are looking for any further information or advice then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Place Directorate I City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team I 249 High Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1PN

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438