photo showing section of fenced off terracing at Belgrave Road Ventnor

Updated October 2021

Works update

Works are underway at Belgrave Road in Ventnor to reinstate the failed wall and road above.

Local company Stoneham Construction have been appointed, following a tender process, to undertake the works that are expected to last just over a year, before completing in Autumn 2022.

The work will see the collapsed wall dismantled and the area behind it stabilised, before a new wall is built, and the road and footway reconstructed.  In consultation with the local conservation officer, a natural stone finish will be used to replace the wall so that it is in keeping with others in the surrounding area. The new parapet wall will also be higher than existing to conform with the latest safety requirements for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Contractors are currently working on site to prepare the area for the arrival of additional site machinery and equipment.  Scaffolding has also been erected on Esplanade Road to enable them to undertake any strengthening works on the walls supporting the terraces before the main work on site begins.

During the work, construction traffic will be entering the site from Park Avenue and some temporary parking restrictions will be necessary at the narrowest part of Belgrave Road to ensure vehicles can safely move to and from the site.

Ground monitoring equipment will continue to be checked at regular intervals throughout the work with additional checks after any periods of poor weather, as they have been to date, and regular site inspections will also continue.

Residents’ update

We have issued another residents letter (see below) and we held a further resident update session on the 15 September at Ventnor Town Council offices in Salisbury Gardens. This was  followed by an update meeting with the town council.

Please also note that the footway on Esplanade Road remains closed as a precautionary measure following further isolated movement of a small part of the failed section of the retaining wall.  This followed a period of exceptionally heavy rainfall earlier in the summer.

We would like to thank everyone again for their continued patience during this complex engineering project.  We will continue to ensure both the local and wider community are kept up to date with the latest developments.

If in the meantime you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email info@islandroads.com or in an emergency please call Island Roads on 01983 822440.

Other information:

Latest residents’ letter

Latest press release

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