Dunblane Station Access Update

Dunblane Station Access Update

If you have any questions relating to the updates below, please email Liam Wood from Mouchel: liam.wood@mouchel.com

October Update

The Contractor, Coffey Construction, are progressing well with the Dunblane Station Access Project. The Station Plaza paving is complete, with the furniture yet to be installed. We are proceeding as planned around the Beech Road/ High Street area, completing 75% of the kerbing and drainage to date. The paving is now complete outside the shops on Beech Road and works are progressing in front of the Art Gallery between the High Street and Millrow.

Some key milestones are shown below.


16/07/16 – Station Plaza area open for Public use.
20/07/16 – Dunblane Station Hotel Wall complete with copping stones.
21/07/16 – Paving complete outside Papas takeaway. Access open for Station Plaza.
22/07/16 – Caithness paving commenced outside the Beech Tree towards the High Street.
26/07/16 – Construction began on the Station Boundary Wall
27/07/16 – Luddon Commenced work on the new platform cycle stand on Station Road.
27/07/16 – Concrete copping stones replaced on retaining wall outside the Village Inn with Natural Stone copping.

As we progress onto the next stage of works, we plan to resurface the carriageway and footpaths within Beech Road and Stirling Road. In order to carry out these re-surfacing works safely, and to minimise disruption to local businesses and residents, road closures will need to be implemented on the following dates;

Week 1
Wednesday         12th October       –              Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Thursday              13th October       –             Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs

Week 2
Monday               17th October       –              Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Tuesday               18th October       –             Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Wednesday         19th October       –            Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Thursday              20th October       –            Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs

Week 3
Monday               21st  October      –              Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Tuesday               22nd October       –            Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs
Wednesday         23rd October       –            Closed 1900hrs until 0700hrs

During this time, pedestrian access to all properties and the train station will be maintained and supervised by Coffey staff. All business will remain open to the public during this time and can easily be accessed by foot. Residents returning after 7pm should consider alternative parking locations such as Perth Road, Tesco car park, or Cathedral areas during these closures. The bridge contractor will also be returning to complete outstanding works on the Allan Water Bridge.

When Stirling Road is closed, access to Millrow and the High Street will be available via Beech Road. During the Beech Road closure, there will be no access to the High Street, Millrow, Station Road and Bridgend for vehicles. It will be possible to exit Millrow, Station Road, and Bridgend via Stirling Road during this time.

Alternative parking will be available on Perth Road during these night time closures. If necessary, vehicles will be able to exit the town centre during the road closures but no entry will be possible between the hours as identified above.

After we have completed the resurfacing of Beech Road and Stirling Road, the contractor shall also resurface a large section of Perth Road. This area, surrounding the Beech Road Junction, will have new Hot Rolled Asphalt applied in a similar way to the rest of the project. In order to facilitate this work, additional road closures are required, and this will be carried out in early November. Additional information will be provided nearer the time.

Kind regards

Liam Wood

Mouchel I Broxden House, Lamberkine Drive, Perth, PH1 1RA
E: liam.wood@mouchel.comwww.mouchel.com

UPDATE 3 (added 23/08/2016)

Week 4 (Monday 25th to Friday 29th July)

The Contractor has installed the new drainage systems outside the Dunblane Hotel and Christian Fellowship. The new street lighting ducting has been installed along the footpath between these areas and across the road towards the Station building. SSE have also disconnected the old power cable running along Stirling Road and disconnected the street light outside the Post Office ready for the new column.

Coffey Construction have been successfully registered the site with the Considerate Contractors Scheme. This is a fantastic scheme for all involved. For more information on it, visit the link below.


Week 5 (Monday 1st to Saturday 6th August)

The contractor has installed the new kerbline with existing kerbs outside the Dunblane Hotel to the Post Office. Brand new whinstone kerbs have been installed between the Post Office and Christian Fellowship in preparation for the Caithness Paving. The footpath and road have been reinstated with temporary material to allow use by the public.

Drainage works continued in front of the Station lift, with the remaining street lighting ducting being carried out in front of the Station building.

 The parking metre foundations have been installed on Perth Road and will await installation from Metric in week 6.

Week 6 (Monday 8th to Saturday 13th August)

The contractor has installed the street lighting ducting and foundations along the right hand side of Stirling Road between Papa’s Takeaway and Fuzzies. The new drainage system has also been completed along this section. The footpath has been reinstated with temporary material to allow use by the public.  On the 11th of August, the foundations for the new random rubble wall outside the Dunblane Hotel has been installed and will be built in week 9.

The brand new drainage channel along the station building has been constructed and the new whinstone curved kerbline has been completed on the right hand side of Stirling Road. 4 tree pits have been installed in the Station plaza ready for the trees to be installed in week 12.

Drainage works have continued along Stirling Road across from Victoria Hall.

The Parking Metres on Perth Road have been installed and will be activated in the following weeks.

Week 7 (Monday 15th to Saturday 20th August)

Drainage works in the road outside the Victoria Hall have been completed been backfilled to allow pedestrian and vehicular access.

The contractor has completed the kerbing/ drainage/ street lighting/ and furniture foundations around the newly formed Station Plaza and along Station Road. This will allow the paving contractor to come to site in week 8 and start to lay the natural stone paving in this area.

Trial excavations were carried out at the Bridgend junction to determine the utility depths for the proposed Pilaster. This has been reinstated with a temporary surface until the pilaster will be constructed in week 10.

Week 8 (Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th August)

The contractor will start work around the Beech Road/ High Street junction during this week. They will installed the new drainage systems and realign the kerbs. During this time, parking will be suspended from the Beech Tree cafe to the Charisma on the High Street.

PLEASE NOTE: When exiting Millrow onto Stirling Road, left turns onto the High Street are now prohibited. Traffic must turn right onto Stirling Road and across the Alan Water Bridge.

The paving contractor will start to lay the natural stone paving in the new Station plaza area. Work will continue outside the Victoria Hall to install street lighting ducting in the footpath. Access will be maintained to the hall and bus stop at all times.

UPDATE 2 (added 22/07/2016)

Week 2 (Monday 11th to Friday 15th July)

SSE have successfully transferred the connections from the old low voltage electrical cable to the new low voltage cable on Monday and Tuesday. Coffey have removed the existing kerbline along the Post Office side of Stirling Road, ready for the new kerbline to be installed in week 4.

The pedestrian buildouts on Perth Road have been removed and a temporary surface has been laid. Parking has now been extended to include these areas.

Week 3 (Monday 18th to Saturday 23nd July)

The contractor is currently working on installing the drainage and street lighting between the Victoria Hall and Post Office on Stirling Road . During the heavy rain on Wednesday, the contractor helped prevent further flooding on Stirling Road and aided the Riverside Inn and Dunblane Christian Fellowship. On Saturday 23rd, the contractor will install the new drainage system outside the Dunblane Hotel.

Week 4 (Monday 25th to Friday 29nd July)

The contractor will install the new kerbline between the Dunblane Hotel and Post office. A temporary surface will be added to both side to allow full use of the footpath and road surface once the kerbs are in place. Parking outside Ruby Ruby, Café Aroma and The Post Office will be available thereafter for approximately 2 weeks.

The contractor will continue to work on the drainage outside the Dunblane Christian Fellowship, installing new manholes and drainage channels beside the Train Station lift.

Work will commence on installing the reinforced concrete for the new pilaster located outside Fuzzies and Neroli’s on Stirling Road.

The new parking metres will be installed on Perth Road during this time and will be activated by week 5.

UPDATE 1 (added 15/07/2016)

Week 1 (Monday 4th to Friday 8th July)

Site set-up for the contractor. Compound established on Perth Road and welfare facilities established in Station car Park. The main site office will be based in Stonewater House on Millrow at the end of week 2.

 Week 2 (Monday 11th to Friday 15th July)

Work to commence on moving the SSE connections on Stirling Road between the Allan Water Bridge and Train Station. Coffey will excavate the road and footpath surface and SSE with install new connection to businesses. All affected businesses and residents will be notified prior to any disruption to service. Parking will be suspended along both sides of Stirling Road in this area.

Work will also include realigning the kerblines and widening the footpaths in this area. Work is expected in this area to last approximately 5-6 weeks.

Both pedestrian buildouts on Perth Road will be removed and replaced with a temporary road surface to allow additional parking. Road drainage will also be inspected and cleaned out.  The parking on the west side of Perth Road between Stirling Road and Beech Road will be re-purposed and become pay and display parking with a maximum length of time of 4hours.

Download: Week 2 Site Overview

Week 3 (Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July)

Work will continue along Stirling Road with work commencing on the Station forecourt. Parking will be suspended outside the Station Entrance.