Paolozzi sculptures

(following on from this post, and adapted from an email sent today by Cllr Marion Donaldson. Cllr Donaldson apologised for the delay in responding to our queries – she was waiting for feedback from CEC officers.)

The move of the three-piece Paolozzi sculpture is still at the proposal stage and no final decision has yet been taken.

Officers continue with consultation on the temporary relocation of the art work. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. Further information follows. Continue reading

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 107: Phase 4 (Iona Street to Brunswick Street)

 (adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager at Turner & Townsend, sent at 16:51 on 21 August 2017)

As of Monday 4th September, following the Edinburgh festival embargo, our Contractor, Crummock, will be returning to Leith Walk to complete Phase 4 of the Leith Programme.  We anticipate completing these works by Friday 3rd November (being an 8 week construction programme).  Continue reading

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 105: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion of Turner & Townsend at 18:00 on 8 August. We apologise for the late posting of this news: our web-weaver was on holiday.)

Dear Stakeholder,

Leith Programme Phase 4 is currently observing the Edinburgh Festival embargo on road works within the city and, as such, has now demobilised fully from Leith Walk and Iona Street.  The Contractor will return to site to re-mobilise and commence the remaining works as of Monday 28thAugust.  Continue reading

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 104: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c Monday 31st July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Steven Jackson of Turner & Townsend at 11:25 on 28 July. We apologise for the late posting of this news: our web-weaver was on holiday.)

Dear Stakeholder,

Following work completed to date we are targeting completing all pre embargo works and removing traffic management on Monday 31st July. Continue reading

relocation of Paolozzi sculptures to Hillside Gardens

(adapted from an email from Cllr Marion Donaldson)

Due to the work at the St James Centre and the road realignment, the Paolozzi sculptures need a new home.

After  looking around in the area it was decided (by whom? – LCCC) that Hillside Gardens provides an ideal location to display them and so that they remain close to their original site and accessible to  the public.

Work had already started with the local friends group to improve the flower beds. This has proven to be very  timely, and the design has changed to incorporate the sculptures into the landscape.

At the start of  July, officers held an open meeting with local residents to discuss the planting and the sculptures.

Click the thumbnails to see the full-size PDFs.

planting plan: middle bed planting plan Hillside Crescent

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 104: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c Monday 24th July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Steven Jackson, Associate Director, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend, at 14:57 on 2017_07_21)

 

With regards to the works and worksite locations for next week, these have been specified and set as the following:

  • Paving from Croall Place N/W corner to Shrub Place Lane set to continue and be completed by mid-next week.
  • Paving towards corner of Brunswick Street set to be completed on this coming Saturday (22nd July).
  • Taring of footway with corduroy paving slabs on Albert Place to begin next week and be completed by Friday 28th July.
  • Taring and slabbing of tactile paving set to begin next Tuesday on corner that meets Elm Row with Brunswick Street. To be finished by Friday 28th July.
  • Slabbing at bus stop shelter on Crighton Place to begin next week and be finished by Friday 28th July. Small section of slabbing on opposite side of the road also to be complete with regards to the same timeframe.
  • Traffic Management plan to be put in place next week allowing for completion of road markings at McDonald Road junction. Road markings to be finished Friday 28th July.
  • Road crossing islands (All three at McDonald Road junction and Albert Street junction) to be completed by Monday 24th July.
  • Taring and completion of curbing at Iona St as well as junction road markings to be done and completed on Friday 28th July.

Again, we remain on target to have completed our works, allowing the McDonald Road/Brunswick Road to re-open for the Edinburgh Festival embargo, and for all worksite boundary fencing to be removed off site, by the end of July.  For the safety of re-opening the junction, we are planning to do this as of Monday 31st July, as opposed to the previous Friday, 28th July.

Further to this, the demobilisation of the Iona Street compound will commence as of Monday 31st July, with the compound off site entirely by Friday 4th August.  At this time, the prohibition on entry to Iona Street from Leith Walk will be in place.

Should you have queries, or require any further information, in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact me direct or by using leith.programme@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Steven Jackson, Associate Director, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend
Osborne House, 1 Osborne Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HG
t: +44 (0) 131 347 3400 | m: +44 (0) 7764 443028 | www.turnerandtownsend.com

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 103 – Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c 17th July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend, at 16:06 on 2017_07_14)

Dear Stakeholder

With regards to the works and worksite locations for next week, these have been specified and set as the following:

  • Paving works will continue to the N/W corner on Croall Place (outside the Natwest Bank and towards Shrub Place Lane) and we hope to complete this area by the end of the week.
  • We are targeting completion of the footpath paving to Vittorias corner by tomorrow, 15th July.
  • Paving works will continue to the on Brunswick Street, and again we hope to have this complete this by the end of the week.
  • Road markings, necessary for the McDonald Road/Brunswick Road junction to open, began this week and will continue into next week

Again, we remain on target to have completed our works, allowing the McDonald Road/Brunswick Road to re-open for the Edinburgh Festival embargo, and for all worksite boundary fencing to be removed off site, by the end of July.  For the safety of re-opening the junction, we are planning to do this as of Monday 31st July, as opposed to the previous Friday, 28th July.

Further to this, the demobilisation of the Iona Street compound will commence as of Monday 31st July, with the compound off site entirely by Friday 4th August.  At this time, the prohibition on entry to Iona Street from Leith Walk will be in place.

Should you have queries, or require any further information, in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact me direct either at michael.motion@turntown.co.uk or at leith.programme@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Michael Motion

Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend