Shrubhill substation – replacement transformer delivery ** Monday 12 November**

(adapted from emails from SP Energy, with bullet-point information and photos supplied by H Tobermann)

An update in terms of the ongoing project at Shrubhill Substation. The delivery of the replacement transformer is scheduled to take place on the evening on Monday 12 November 2018. This will involve an escorted load being arranged by specialist contractors who are experienced in such activity.

  • planned completion of the project site works 29-03-19
  • Shrubhill substation serves some 40,000 business and residential customers from the New Town to Leith (the most densely populated area in Scotland), including the Scottish Parliament
  • the removal and delivery of the transformer is managed by our contractor’s haulage firm and Police Scotland and is under control.
  • The old transformer and the rest of the equipment were all removed from site safely last month, we have also completed the demolition .
  • The new transformer is due to be delivered on the 12/11/18 and the process is being managed by the haulier JB Rawcliffe who have significant experience working not only on deliveries of transformers to Scottish Power’s substations but delivering equipment across the UK.

The delivery is planned to arrive sometime prior to midnight and will sit at the entrance until morning before the process of moving it into the substation commences in daylight conditions.

Best regards

Colin Wylie
Community Liaison, Major Projects
Ochil House, 10 Technology Avenue, Blantyre, G72 0HT
0141 614 3231 / 07808 000148

Photos were taken at the end of October 2018:

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Shrubhill: Public Entertainment Licence application

Please see the following application for a public entertainment license by Places for People Leisure Ltd (Places Gym) for Shrubhill, Leith Walk, EH7 4PD.

If you wish to comment or object, please do so in writing to the Council Solicitor, City of Edinburgh Council, Licensing Service, 249 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, by 9 October 2018.

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Final piling at Shrubhill

(adapted from an email from Allenbuild, received 6 March 2018)

If you have any concerns about the following, please contact Donald McLean of Allenbuild directly. Please also CC your concerns to planning.lccc@leithcentralcc.co.uk.

The final piling ‘visit’ to the Shrubhill site, which stretches from Leith Walk to Dryden St is going ahead. Piling equipment will mobilise to site on Monday 12 March. The duration of the piling should be no more than 3 weeks.

  • The first week’s work will be taking place alongside the railway track beside the old chimney.
  • The middle week will be the works to the two buildings nearest the old gable walls on the boundary.
  • The final week back into the middle of the site.

Allenbuild will position vibration-monitoring equipment along the old gables and at the rail bridge and chimney.

No piling will commence before 08:00 am. Piling will cease by 18:30. It is likely that piling will also occur on Saturday 17 March and Saturday 24 March, from 08:00 to 14:30 at the latest.

Donald McLean, Project Manager, Allenbuild Ltd

The Engine Yard, 28 Dryden Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4PW
Site Office: 0131 478 1246 ext 202.          Mobile: 07484 039 677
Email: donald.mclean@placesforpeople.co.uk

Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery consultation: LCCC’s response

Edinburgh Council recently consulted on its draft supplementary guidance on ‘Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery’. Here is Leith Central CC’s response:

Developers contribution and infrastructure delivery

Comments by Leith Central Community Council

Overview

Whilst the consensus view of the Community Council is that this a welcome document in that it more clearly defines contributions developers are required to make under Section 75, there are a number of aspects which we consider to be disadvantageous to the central Leith area.

These concern provision of health care, educational requirements and contributions to the extension of the tramline along Leith Walk.

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LCCC draft November minutes

Click to download: 2017_11_27 draft

Please note that these are draft, and cannot be taken as accurate until approved (possibly after amendment) at LCCC’s January 2018 meeting. (LCCC will not meet in December.)

If you have any comments on these minutes, please lets us know. See our contacts page.

 

Stakeholder Update 116 – Leith Programme – Phase 4

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion of Leith Programme Project Team, sent at 11:54 on 2017_11_23)

In our last communication (27th October) we explained that the Contractor would be commencing the making good of defective works within remote worksites on Leith Walk.  This work is progressing well and we have taken the opportunity to also make good some defects in the work carried out during Phase 2 of the Leith Programme between the Foot of the Walk and Dalmeny Street.

Our current programme is as follows:

  • Replace bus shelter and install bus tracker at Albert Street – Complete
  • Phase 2 remedial works as above – Due to complete by 24th November
  • Make good surfacing to the southbound bus stop bypass at Shrubhill – Due to complete by 1st December
  • Resolve ponding issue to Brunswick Street cycleway – Due to complete by 1st December
  • Remove temporary footway ramps at Iona Street and Albert Street – Due to complete by 1st December
  • General making good works to kerbs and road/footway chambers – Due to complete by 1st December

Thank you for bearing with us as we complete these works.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Leith Programme Email address: leith.programme@edinburgh.gov.uk

Kind regards

Michael Motion
Leith Programme Project Team