Tag Archives: Elm Row

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 June 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Main construction start – Trams to Newhaven

(Copied from an email from Trams to Newhaven)

The main construction works for the Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project will start from Monday 15 June 2020 in line with the Scottish Government’s Phase 2 ‘soft start to site works (only where physical distancing can be maintained).

Work on the project was stopped at the end of March to comply with Government guidance and to protect the safety of workers and residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 21 May of a phased return for construction sites, plans have been drawn up in line with Scottish Government safety guidelines and industry best practice to ensure the safety of workers and the public. At the briefing on 28 May the First Minister confirmed that site preparation could begin and, following the announcement today, main construction works can now start. This will encompass the existing sites on Lindsay Road, Melrose Drive and Constitution Street which will start from Monday 15 June. In addition, main construction works on Leith Walk from Elm Row to Crown Place will start on Monday 22 June.

In advance of this some preparatory works on Leith Walk will start on Monday 15 June 2020 ahead of the installation of traffic management which will begin on the evening of Friday 19 June and be operational from 5am on Saturday 20 June 2020 including Lothian Bus diversions. All traffic management arrangements are made in consultation with key partners in the city, including blue light services and public transport providers, through the Traffic Management Review Panel and are continuously monitored and reviewed to ensure they work as effectively as possible.

All works will be carried out through physical distancing and additional measures to protect workers’ health will include daily briefings, continuous on-site inspections and health and safety ‘ambassadors.’ The numbers of workers on-site will be kept to a minimum and a large proportion of the project office staff will continue to work from home. While physical distancing will be a key principle of construction working, workers will also have access to personal protection equipment (PPE) which they may choose to wear as an additional precaution if they wish. It should be noted that it may take time for the sites to become fully operational.

The logistic hubs at the Mitchell Street, Foot of the Walk, Dalmeny Street, Albert Street and Montgomery Street will re-open on Monday 22 June to support local businesses with deliveries and despatches. All communal bins that are currently situated on Leith Walk will be moved to the side streets.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Chris Wilson

For information

The Scottish Government’s phased approach to construction details six key phases to ensure work is carried out in a safe way. These are:

  • Phase 0: Planning
  • Phase 1: Covid-19 Pre-start Site preparation
  • Phase 2: ‘Soft start’ to site works (only where physical distancing can be maintained)
  • Phase 3: Steady state operation (only where physical distancing can be maintained)
  • Phase 4: Steady state operation (where physical distancing can be maintained and/or with PPE use)
  • Phase 5: Increasing density/productivity with experience

LCCC January 2020 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 20 January 2020 at 7:00pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 January 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (No 1 Construction Phase), at 200 Bonnington Rd, on Thursday 30 January at 5:30pm 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

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 105: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) – Weekly lookahead (w/c Monday 31st July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Steven Jackson, Associate Director, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend, at 11:25 on 2017_07_28)

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

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 Walk patching update – Week 6

(Adapted from an email sent to cllr Nick Gardner at 01:37 on 2016_11_25.)

This is the sixth and final update on the patching works for Leith Walk.

Resurfacing works will finish tonight and  have completed sections 2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

Due to a combination of Scottish Gas Networks (SGN) continuing presence on Section 1 (Brunswick Street and Montgomery Street) and proposed excavation works at the junction of Annandale Street due to take place in February/March 2017, surfacing was not possible in Section 1 and at the junction of Annandale Street. These works will require to be carried out after SGN have vacated the site and once the excavation works are completed.

As such the works are now concluded and the area has now been passed back to the City Centre Roads team based at 329 High Street.

Through the course of the works (Sunday 23rd October to Friday the 25th November) we have been able to deliver approximately 3000 m2 of carriageway patching in a five week period averaging over 120 m2 per night through areas requiring intensive and challenging traffic management set-ups.

I have attached a couple of photographs of the site before and after to give some indication of the end result of the works.

(Please note that these images were supplied at very low resolution.) 

Gayfield Place at the junction with Gayfield Square
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Elm Row looking south from Montgomery Street junction
by-elm-row-leith-walk-patching-contract-s4-beforebefore by-elm-row-leith-walk-patching-contract-s4-afterafter
Haddington Place bus stop
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Application for Second Hand Dealers License

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New civic notice

Anyone wishing to object to the grant of a licence must lodge a written objection or representation specifying the grounds of the objection or the nature of the representation with the Council Solicitor, City of Edinburgh Council, Licensing Service, 249 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, by 11 February 2016.