Kier To Change Porthcressa Shift Patterns

There won’t be any more scheduled weekend working on the Porthcressa regeneration project after builders Kier Western failed to gain planning consent to use heavy machinery on Sundays.

Councillors backed some locals who had objected to an application to alter the planning consent because they felt that there was potential for disruption.

So the company will change its working pattern to avoid weekends and follow 5 days on and 2 days off. That replaces the previous schedule of 10 days working and 4 days of leave.

The new working arrangement means that the workers’ travel costs will increase but that is likely to be absorbed by the contractors

Council officer Diana Mompoloki says it’ll cost Kier more, not the Council, as they produced their costs for the project with the original planning condition in mind.

She says the project may take a bit longer to finish but it’s more or less on schedule and is still due to be handed over in November.

Diana says locals should notice an improvement in the site appearance over the next week, with the roof going on to the old bulb store and the balustrade arriving for the path area.


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