Handover to main works contractor
We wrote to you in September regarding the closure of West Ruislip golf course. We are currently in the process of handover to our main works contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCSJV). Initially there will be very little change in the activity that you will see, however, as we move further into the autumn and then winter months there will be a change in the focus of activity, and an expansion of the works area, which in turn will lead to a change and growth in the hoarding line. We appreciate that all the footpaths and rights of way are important to you and we will endeavour to keep as many footpaths open as we can. Some will need to be diverted to ensure both the safety of the public and to ensure the integrity of the working area. We will inform you of any of the specific footpath closures. These changes will be made very clear on the footpaths and users will be made aware prior to changes being made.
What works will be happening
Over the next three months we will begin to create an internal “haul road” which will allow us to use lorries to move materials east-to-west, north of the Chiltern line in order to reduce the number of larger vehicles on your local roads. To assist us in the creation of the haul road we will build a temporary bridge over the River Pinn. We will remove any top soil from our work areas and store it on the golf course. We will treat and test it, and all soil that can be reused will be used in the new golf course redesign once works are concluded. We will be building a small number of offices within the works area from which a small team of engineers and designers will be supervising all the works activity that will be taking place.
If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Help desk team on 08081 434 434 or email email@example.com
Duration of works
From now until spring 2020 Working hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm and Saturdays, 8am to 1pm (if required) We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of each shift.
What to expect
These works are not expected to be noisy, however we will use noise reducing barriers when required to reduce disruption. Staff and vehicles will be accessing the worksites during the above times. They will be reminded to be mindful of residents at all times
What we will do
Provide timely updates and let you know if these dates change at hs2inhillingdon.co.uk
Other upcoming works in your area
During autumn and winter 2019, SCSJV will also be carrying out further utility surveys along the HS2 route. These surveys will inform the detailed design for the new railway. We will provide further information to residents in areas that will be affected by these surveys. Further information will also be made available at www.hs2inhillingdon.co.uk
From now until late winter there will be no increase to the hoarded area.
HS2 drop-in dates
We know that you may well have questions about the SCSJV works to be undertaken in your area. Please pop along to any of our drop-in that we hold regularly in your community, the dates of which are below:
•Monday 14 October, Cannon Lane Methodist Church, Pinner, 2pm to 5pm
•Friday 25 October, Harefield Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 31 October, Committee Room at St Lawrence Church, Eastcote, 2pm to 5pm
•Monday 14 November, Ickenham Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Friday 22 November, Harefield Library, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 28 November, Committee Room at St Lawrence Church, Eastcote, 2pm to 5pm
•Monday 9 December, Cannon Lane Methodist Church, Pinner, 2pm to 5pm
•Thursday 12 December, Ickenham Library, 4pm to 7pm