Friday, 2 October 2009

Work To Start Soon say Council.

Something happening at last.

From The Herald Express
MAJOR work is due to re-start at Torquay's Rock Walk next week.
The work at Rock Walk and the Royal Terrace Gardens follows months of preparation throughout the summer.
On Monday contractors Obelisk will start building dry stone walls along Rock Walk.

Dawnus has been appointed as the main contractor for the major phase of the restoration works.
The company is now working on the designs for the engineering features of the cantilevered pathway, bridges and viewing platform.
Following an agreement on this work, the contractors are expected to start the building phase once the materials have been manufactured with a planned start date during the middle of November.
The pathway construction will include lighting and handrails which will be installed at the same time.
The Rock Walk pathway from Shedden Hill to Fleet Street will be re-surfaced and new street lighting will be installed as part of the Royal Terrace Gardens restoration works.
Work is expected to start in late October and will take four weeks.
Torbay Council is currently looking at decorative lighting designs for the Royal Terrace Gardens.
It is hoped this phase of work will be going out to tender before Christmas 2009.
An artist, Juliet Hayson, from London, has been appointed to create art and sculpture designs for the main lower pathway.
Deputy mayor and cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Chris Lewis, said: "This latest round of work marks a huge step forward in our plans to restore Rock Walk and protect its long-term future.



As it looks now, from Cliff Rd Livermead.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Geoff said...

When has there ever been a building project that was completed on time or within budget? Other than in China, where human safety or local interests are not an issue. It is naive to think something so problematic can be hurried.

David said...

Geoff, This project has been going on, and off, for 2 years It could have been completed in 6 months, hence the slight sarcasm in the title.

Notes about the blog. Updated 08 March 2008

Not much is happening at Rock Work now. All the work clearing the trees has been done. A barrier has been erected to prevent rock falls from reaching the road. Now we wait for the geological survey in May to see what can be done to fix the rocks in place.
After that when work starts again later in the year I will post more photos.
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