To answer a couple of resident’s questions:
The block work at Carlingford and Waldeck is being laid out in the grey and the dark blocks will then be added to ensure a complete pattern – the guys from Volker felt this would be the quickest way of working – we spent the first morning working through the pattern with them and it makes sense.
We want to be able to order all the trees for the project at the same time. There is no facility for us to store them during the building process. We have been told it is also sensible to wait until later in the year to plant the trees to better ensure their survival. We want to be able to take delivery of the tree grills and guards at the same time – again we have no where to store them as works continue. Therefore it has been decided to wait until structural works have been completed before installing the trees. In order to ensure structural integrity of the block work tables it is necessary to lay the sand foundation and blocks before removing a certain number, reusing them elsewhere, to the plant the trees at a later date. Since these trees are in the carriageway it would not be possible to simply leave a hole in the ground or earthworks until we were able to fit the tree and grill.