Pavement work on Queen Street outside Queen's Arcade

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Michael Walden

Dear Cardiff Council,

On several occasions in the past few months the pavement on Queen Street outside the main entrance to Queen's Arcade has been fenced off & paving tiles removed.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide me with the following information.

1) How many times has the pavement in this particular area been relaid in the past 12 months.

2) The purposes for which the paving tiles have been removed and relaid on each occasion

3) The name of the contractors or internal unit involved in the works on each occasion

4) Any costs incurred by Cardiff Council for the undertaking of this work on each occasion

I look forward to your response within 20 working days. If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, please provide the easiest parts first rather than hold up the entire request.

I would prefer to receive your response in electronic format.

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Yours faithfully,

Michael Walden

FOI, Cardiff Council

Dear Mr Walden,

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Rory Williams

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Connect to Cardiff
Cardiff County Council
County Hall
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email [Cardiff Council request email]

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Wilcox, Deborah, Cardiff Council

Dear Mr Walden

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
regarding the pavement on Queen Street( outside Queen's Arcade) received
on 07 June 2010.

We have considered your request and enclose the following information:

o The paving has been laid twice. The initial work took place on 15^th
February for 2 weeks. The second commenced 7^th June 2010 for 1 week

o The area was selected as a trial to attempt to identify the ongoing
issues with the movement of paving on Queen Street.

The initial work placed a horizontal drain under the paving and utilised a
high strength grout to joint the paving to minimise movements in the
paving slabs. When the works complete the area was exposed to
trafficking. Unfortunately the use of high strength jointing grout
created a single slab that created shear stresses in the slabs and caused
the surface of the slabs to break-up.

The second work replaced the damaged slabs and replaced the mortar joints
with sand and a sealant.

o The name of the contractors or internal unit involved in the works on
each occasion was

1. Alun Griffiths Contracting Ltd.

2. Griff Davies Ltd.

o The costs incurred by Cardiff Council respectively were as follows

1. £9137.52

2. £4944.99


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Deborah Wilcox

Project Information Manager | Rheolwr Gwybodaeth Project

Projects Design & Development | Projectau, Dylunio A Datblygu

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.


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