The end is now in sight for the major upgrade of Kirkcaldy Sea Wall. This £9million project, which is being undertaken by VolkerStevin, is expected to be completed in early December.
VolkerStevin was appointed by Fife Council as the main contractor in November 2012 and construction commenced on site in July 2013. Improvements to Kirkcaldy Sea Wall include:
Bob McLellan, Head of Transportation and Environmental Services at Fife council, said: “It’s great we’re at the final stages of this project, within a couple of weeks work will be finished. The Council has invested £9million upgrading Kirkcaldy Sea Wall, ensuring its longevity and its ability to protect the promenade and the properties along it. I would like to thank the residents of Kirkcaldy for their patience, as these works have been on-going since July last year. I am positive that people will be delighted with the finished result, as it will be a more attractive place for local people and visitors to enjoy. Also, I would like to thank the contractor, VolkerStevin for their commitment to this project."
Will Davies, VolkerStevin Site Agent said: “We wish to thank the Kirkcaldy community for their patience and support while we restored the sea wall and promenade. We are delighted to be handing back a sea front that everyone involved in the scheme can be proud of.”
Cllr Neil Crooks, Chair of Kirkcaldy Area Committee, said: “The finished sea wall and promenade will really enhance Kirkcaldy for both residents and visitors. It looks and feels so much better and the Waterfront challenge for Kirkcaldy’s Ambitions is to bring the area to life. Discussions about public art, distance markers, pop-up shops, historical links, additional parking, reduced traffic lanes and making the Waterfront a destination are in front of us.”
Kirkcaldy Sea Wall will officially reopen on Sunday 14 December 2014.
Work to refurbish and heighten the existing sea wall at Kirkcaldy is well underway and expected to be completed in October 2014.
The works, undertaken by VolkerStevin, to upgrade Kirkcaldy sea wall and improve the promenade area on behalf of Fife Council,...