St Mary's Harbour
Improvement Works

Kier Infrastructure has commenced
works on St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, to
widen and extend the Quay.


This important infrastructure project
will guarantee the future for improved
passenger and freight capacity on St
Mary’s, the primary transport hub to
the Isles of Scilly from the mainland.


This £10 million project is due to be
completed by late 2015, and is
being undertaken by Kier
Infrastructure, designed and built to
strict environmental and
sustainability standards.


The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme and the Department for Transport. Cornwall Council is the Client for the project.

Click here for more information.

Construction Work

The Quay belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall and has already undergone a programme of improvement works, with the Harbourside Building being modernised and fitted out with retail units and a restaurant. Kier will be constructing an extension off the end of the Quay to permit larger vessels with a deeper draught. In addition, a section of the Quay is to be widened, providing additional room for vehicles. A replacement ticket office and replacement freight stores will also be built.

The Quay extension will be formed from hollow concrete caisson units, manufactured to a bespoke design on the mainland. The concrete units will be fixed to a framework attached to the bedrock beneath the marine sediment. The Quay widening will comprise a new Quay wall built from concrete sections on the mainland.

Sustainability & The Environment

The Isles of Scilly are located within areas of national and international environmental and ecological protection.

Protecting the environment has been considered at every step of the way during Kier’s design process, and the management of the construction phase will follow these demanding standards.

Concrete and steel will contain high levels of recycled materials, which ensure structural integrity whilst reducing environmental impact in manufacture. The design for the Quay walls will include opportunities for habitat creation for colonisation by marine species and birds.  We will be monitoring the surrounding environment before, during and after the works to ensure that there is no adverse environmental and ecological impact – in fact, we aim to have a positive impact.

Local Community

Kier understand the importance of working sensitively and considerately at all times.

We held a Community Drop-In day on 16 October 2014, and we will continue to keep the local community informed of the construction programme and any events in the programme which the community may need to know about.  We work closely with the Harbour Master and the Harbour Users Group to ensure that lines of communication on requirements for usage of the Quay are kept open at all times. We will use letter and leaflet drops to keep the community informed, and other communication means where required.  We will continue to endeavour to use local services, skills and facilities wherever possible in an effort to support the local economy as much as we can.

Kier apologise in advance for any disruption that local residents may experience during the works.

We will be working carefully to ensure that noise is kept to a minimum and that periods of potential disruption are as short as possible.

 

Construction
Updates

  • 10th March 2016

    Construction Progress Report – Week Ending 11 March 2016

    St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update

    Week Ending 11 March 2016

    Quay Extension                                                                                                                                                                      Additional work instructed to fenders.                                                                                                                                                   All contract works complete, awaiting Inspection.

    Quay Widening                                                                                                                                                                              Strip external access platform.                                                                                                                                                      Vehicle Barrier installed.                                                                                                                                                                      All contract works complete, awaiting inspection.

    Harbourside building                                                                                                                                                                         All contract works complete awaiting inspection.

    Parting Carn                                                                                                                                                                    Demobilisation ongoing.

    Porthloo                                                                                                                                                                                   Dredged material removed.

     *  Kier has installed cameras on all working vehicles with a recording facility for appraisals and record purposes.

  • 4th March 2016

    Construction Progress Report – Week Ending 04 March 2016

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    St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update

    Week Ending 04 March 2016

    Quay Extension                                                                                                                                                                       Additional work instructed to fenders.                                                                                                                                         Complete hand railing and seal construction joints.

    Quay Widening                                                                                                                                                                           Coping stones complete.                                                                                                                                                                  Strip external access platform.

    Harbourside building (Handed over to Client)Freight Store                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Balcony         

    Parting Carn                                                                                                                                                                     Demobilisation ongoing.

    Porthloo                                                                                                                                                                                   Dredged material removal ongoing.

     *  Kier has installed cameras on all working vehicles with a recording facility for appraisals and record purposes.

  • 25th February 2016

    Construction Progress Report – Week Ending 26 February 2016

    St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update

    Week Ending 26 February 2016

    Quay Extension                                                                                                                                                                      Additional work instructed to fenders.

    Quay Widening                                                                                                                                                                          Granite facing to wave wall complete.                                                                                                                                            Coping stones being placed.

    Harbourside building                                                                                                                                                                  Freight Store )                                                                                                                                                                                    )   Available for handover                                                                                                                                        Balcony         )                                                                                                                                                                            

    Parting Carn                                                                                                                                                                    Demobilisation ongoing.

    Porthloo                                                                                                                                                                                 Proposals for the dredged material agreed, removal scheduled within programme target date.

     *  Kier has installed cameras on all working vehicles with a recording facility for appraisals and record purposes.

  • 19th February 2016

    Construction Progress Report – Week Ending 19 February 2016

    St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update

    Week Ending 19 February 2016

    Quay Extension                                                                                                                                                                                All slabs complete.                                                                                                                                                                      Lighting installed. Furniture on going.

    Quay Widening                                                                                                                                                                          Granite facing to wave wall ongoing.                                                                                                                                                       –       Harbourside 6 courses complete.                                                                                                                                                   –       Sea side      3 courses remain.                                                                                                                                                       –       Coping stones to follow.

    Harbourside building                                                                                                                                                                  Freight Office   )                                                                                                                                                                Chiller              )      Handover completed.                                                                                                                                       Ticket Office    )                                                                                                                                                                           Freight Store  

    Parting Carn                                                                                                                                                                    Demobilisation ongoing.                                                                                                                                                                  Stone cutting for new wall installation to quay widening.

    Porthloo                                                                                                                                                                                 Proposals for the dredged material agreed, removal scheduled within programme target date.

     * Kier has installed cameras on all working vehicles with a recording facility for appraisals and record purposes.

  • 11th February 2016

    Construction Progress Report – Week Ending 12 February 2016

    St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update

    Week Ending 12 February 2016

    Quay Extension                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13th Slab poured – 1 remains.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Final mass concrete fill complete this week.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Furniture and lighting pending.

    Quay Widening                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Granite facing to wave wall ongoing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             –       Harbourside – 1 course remains.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          –       Sea side      – 5 courses remain.

    Harbourside building                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Freight Office       )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chiller                   ) Ready for handover pending Building control acceptance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ticket Office         )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Freight Store        )

    Parting Carn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Batching concrete for quay extension and widening foundations continues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Demobilisation ongoing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stone cutting for new wall installation to quay widening.

    Porthloo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Removal & recycling of the dredged material at Porthloo pending revised proposals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All large boulders will be retained and used in the sea defences.

     

    Kier has installed cameras on all working vehicles with a recording facility for appraisals and record purposes.

Contact
Information

We value your feedback.

Please feel free to speak to any of our operatives about the works if there is an issue you would like to raise.

If you would like to contact us by telephone,
please use:

01720 423732

If you would like to write us an email,
please use:

mary-jane.allan@kier.co.uk
Site Address:

Kier Infrastructure
St Mary's Project Office
The Old Secondary School
Carn Thomas
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0PT

Head Office:

Kier Construction,
Tempsford Hall,
Sandy,
Bedfordshire,
SG19 2BD

Project ManagerNick Dobbie
Nick.dobbie@kier.co.uk
Site AgentRients Jan Veldkamp
Rientsjan.veldkamp@kier.co.uk
Public
Liaison Officer
MaryJane Allan
Mary-jane.allen@kier.co.uk