And so it begins...

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 civil engineering firms from the UK. The company has previous 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 as the ECI contractor for this prestigious project and look forward to working with the Project team.’

Enabling works have already started in a number of locations - see updates latest news for up to date information.

The scheme will take approximately two years to complete and be funded by the approved budget of £25 million.

The Department will provide regular updates and feedback on progress through this website or by following @mypromisleofman on Twitter/Facebook or Instagram. In the meantime, any queries should be directed via email to myprom@gov.im or by calling Mary Doyle, Project Liaison Officer, on 686363.

The public office has all the planning drawings and is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

The preparatory works are not expected to lead to significant travel disruption, with every effort being made to limit any inconvenience to promenade users.

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Updated on 18 October 2018
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