Update on the Darley Park Path

Update from Richard Lawrence of Derby City Council

Following a lengthy public consultation planning approval was granted in February 2018 for the scheme to proceed. A procurement exercise was then undertaken by Officers at Derby City Council (DCC). This has resulted in separating and awarding the construction phase of the scheme to two separate contractors as below:
Path construction works: Derby City Council Hemworks Team
The boardwalk and bridge construction works: Thomas Bow (who have subcontracted the specialist works involved to Environments for People).
All of the above contractors have numerous experience in their allocated fields and were chosen to provide value for money to DCC whilst demonstrating the skills and competence to deliver this scheme to the requirements set out in the Planning and Procurement schedules.
I am pleased to advise that the project commenced on site yesterday 10.6.19. Initially works are to undertake an archaeological exploration. The Hemworks contractors also commenced works on site setting up the site compound that is to be situated in the car park off Darley Grove. Another compound will be set up by Environments for People within Deans Field car park at a later date. It is proposed to start construction of the path from the southern end of the park adjacent to the Rowing Club buildings, and work northwards finishing where the path will adjoin Deans Field car park.
Site works for both elements of the scheme are expected to last until early autumn 2019. During this time period public access will remain unaffected within the park. Working sections will be fenced to protect the public, and historic trees adjacent to the path route will also be fenced around to protect them from the construction works.
I have attached a plan of the proposed route along with the site information board that will be displayed at strategic points within the park to inform general members of the public.
This completed scheme will bring a host of benefits to all users of Darley Park, improving accessibility whilst protecting and enhancing this historic site.
Richard Lawrence| Project Engineer |Traffic and Transportation| Communities and Place | Second Floor, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS| 01332 641546

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