Stakeholder Update 85 – Leith Programme Phase 4 contractor mobilisation reminder, and Bernard Street survey work

(adapted from an email sent by Anna Herriman, Acting City Centre Programme Manager, sent on 2016_09_02 at 13:55)

Leith Programme Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) contractor mobilisation on site

A reminder that following the procurement process for Phase 4 of the Leith Programme, Land Engineering Ltd was appointed to deliver the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section of our improvement works. Land Engineering are currently mobilising on site, ahead of a 10 month construction period due to start in September 2016, with a planned completion date expected in Summer 2017.

In addition, in advance of the Council deciding on whether or not to extend the tram line north of York Place, enabling works will 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.

Bernard Street – ground-penetrating radar survey and site investigation: week commencing 5 September

As part of the detailed planning underway in advance of a Council decision on whether or not to extend the tram line north of York Place, limited surveying and investigative work is required to confirm in greater detail information relating to the location of underground services at Bernard Street junction.

A initial, non–intrusive, survey is therefore planned to be carried out at the Bernard Street and Constitution Street junction, to take place over two night shifts during the week commencing 5 September 2016. L&M Engineering have been appointed, following procurement, to carry out the ground penetrating radar survey (GPRS).

The GPRS will be followed by physical site investigation, and details of the contractor and dates will be circulated in due course.  The site investigation is expected to last for around ten working days and will involve the digging of slit trenches.  In order to minimise disruption to traffic and local residents and businesses, each of the trenches will be restricted to single traffic lanes to ensure that all roads remain open during the works, with traffic management in operation.

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.

Anna Herriman | Acting City Centre Programme Manager | Place Directorate | City of Edinburgh Council | City Chambers, Level 9, 329 High Street, EH1 1PN | tel 0131 469 3853 | mobile 07739 188 439 |