Auldyn Construction Limited has been appointed as the preferred contractor for the Douglas Promenade Refurbishment scheme.
The company will now work with the Department of Infrastructure to help finalise the tender submission prior to construction, during what is known as the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase.
Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK said:
‘Having the tender programme finalised will ensure the project can move forward in the most efficient way. There is a lot of work to be done both co-ordinating and working alongside all the service providers, businesses and residents, and the Department is confident that the right contractor has been appointed to get this project completed successfully.’
Auldyn, which is owned by Colas Limited, was the successful bidder in a comprehensive tender process, which included a number of large firms from the UK. The company has experience of working on Isle of Man Government projects, including St Ninian’s Lower School, Pulrose Power Station and Douglas Harbour Lift Bridge.
Tadhg O’Mahony, Auldyn Construction Limited director, said:
‘We are delighted to have been appointed the ECI contractor for this prestigious project and look forward to working with the Department of Infrastructure team.’
Enabling works have already started in a number of locations, the most prominent being major carriageway resurfacing on King Edward Road. The raised garden area outside the Gaiety Theatre on Harris Promenade is due to be removed soon, with work starting in late October.
The scheme will take approximately two years to complete and be within the approved budget of £25 million.
The Department will provide regular updates and feedback on progress. A website and social media feeds are in the process of being established and will be announced shortly. In the meantime, any queries should be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Mary Doyle, Project Liaison Officer, on 686863.