Resident Stuart Cottis has used his contacts at Argent to shed some light on last night’s appalling anti-social roadworks at the junction of Copenhagen Street and York Way. Greer Allison of Argent (Property Developer of the Year 2012) says:
‘Thank you for your email of 10.40am on 23 August (copy attached) about highway works on Copenhagen Street on the night of 22 August 2013. I can confirm that we have raised this matter with the main contractor, Kier, whose Building Engineer has provided us with the following response today:
“This was the works Maylim were conducting. We did a letter drop around the area earlier this week informing as many of the residents as we could. The works were authorised by Camden and were carried out to their conditions – which is planing up to 11pm and tarmac until 6am. As the resident notes, the works are carried out to avoid highways disruption as we have to go across the mouth of Copenhagen Street and no traffic would be able to turn left or right into there, as well, half of York Way would be disrupted. Although the resident points out that part of York Way was segregated anyway, this was as a pedestrian walkway and as working room for the paving and kerbs to be laid on Copenhagen Street.
The paving is now finished and final tarmac and a little area of planing will be finished tonight. All traffic management will be removed tomorrow (Saturday 24 August) so that hopefully will be the end of the York Way disruption.”
We would hasten to add that this was something which we, King’s Cross, as developer were not aware of in advance. Our Construction Director has written in the strongest terms to all of the contractors to ensure that this doesn’t reoccur.
I also just wanted to let you know that I have received an email from Kier which was sent to our Construction Director confirming that the York Way/Copenhagen Street works will complete this evening and Kier will ensure that any noisy works are finished by 9pm, with just the black top to be completed from 9pm – and which will be done by 11pm.’
Camden Highways are also culpable to my mind for authorising these works, which conveniently for Camden are not in Camden and so won’t affect Camden residents and voters.