RJ McLeod

Dock Park Refurbishment, Dumfries

Client: Dumfries and Galloway Council
Value: £1.58M
Engineer: Ironside Farrar Ltd
Completed: 2014

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The project was for the revitalisation of a public park in Dumfries. The works – carried out under NEC 3 Short Contract conditions – included upgrading of roads, footways and car park, replacement of play area and mini-golf area, restoration of 100+ year old bandstand and bowling pavilion, and construction of a river’s edge viewpoint.

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Key Issues:
• Working in close proximity to River Nith
• Re-use of sandstone from demolished toilet block to create park entrance wall
• Working in close proximity to the public – requirement for footpaths to remain open during the works
• Close liaison with local businesses and residents – rebuilding of boundary wall adjacent to residential properties

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Principal Elements included:
Kerbing 1,000m
Celestia slabs 500m2
Granite paving 500m2
Footpath resurfacing 6,000m2
Drainage 250m
Car park resurfacing 500m2
Boundary wall rebuild 600m2
Street lighting duct 2,000m
Play park 2,600m2

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