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DUNDEE WATERFRONT

DUNDEE CENTRAL WATERFRONT

We delivered road and infrastructure works as part of the Dundee Central Waterfront masterplan.

 
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General Information

The delivery of complex road and infrastructure works under a phased programme formed a key element of Dundee’s Central Waterfront masterplan.

The project involved the reconfiguration of the main city centre roundabout to accommodate the demolition and reconstruction over the East Coast Main Line of the Marketgait and Tay Station bridges. Our work also involved the remodelling of access ramps to the Tay Road Bridge and the formation of a new civic space.

Fast facts

Client
Dundee City Council
Duration
2011 - 2015
Location
Dundee
Region
Scotland
Sector
Transport & Infrastructure

Under an alternative design developed in-house, one of the existing ramps for the Tay Road Bridge was widened rather than replaced, delivering significant environmental and cost savings.

With a large amount of demolition work to the South Marketgait Bridge taking place adjacent to and directly over the East Coast Main Line Dock Street Tunnel, our site team’s innovative approach allowed the operation to be undertaken safely during the day without disruption to the rail network.

The site was the first in the UK to be registered for CEEQUAL Version 5.

Site-won materials were recycled and our site team has worked closely with Dundee City Council’s Employability Accord operator Discover Opportunities to arrange local training and employment opportunities.

Construction materials have been donated to a training programme provider which works to help the unemployed access sustainable job opportunities.

Detailed planning, collaboration with the local authorities and our site team’s proactive engagement with the local community ensured the roundabout and associated road works were completed without any complaints from the travelling public.

We liaised extensively with Network Rail on the installation of 35 steel beams over the East Coast Main Line to form the first stage of the new Tay Station Rail Bridge. To comply with Network Rail’s requirements, we scheduled all work to erect the beams to be completed during night-time possessions of the railway.

Our sustainable approach was recognised with two ‘Excellent’ CEEQUAL awards in the space of 12 months.

Our team was named winner in the Community Benefits category at the inaugural Discover Opportunities Employability Awards 2012. The award recognised the team’s work within the community which includes providing work experience through the Get Ready for Work scheme and employing local operatives through the Jobcentre Skills Bank.