Canal Turn (Opposite Premier Inn), Nottingham, Offside wall - Nottingham Beeston Canal

Detail

From Date: 27/07/2021 00:00

To Date: 04/08/2021 23:59 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Updates

22/07/2021 09:05

Due to further difficulties in coordinating the works, the Contractors will now be carrying out these work from Tuesday 27th July to Wednesday 4th August, a week later than originally stated.   Apologies for the change in dates. 

This is still part of the development of the Island Quarter, contractors Land & Water will be installing a capping beam to the new offside waterway wall which itself will support the new step-free access and associated pavilion building on the offside of the canal. 

These works will involve the installation of a temporary dam (“Portadam”) in the channel adjacent to the offside wall, temporarily restricting the water space available for boats to turn this sharp corner on the canal.  

Buoys or booms will be deployed to mark the width of the navigable channel during the works.  Banksmen/women will be present during the works to direct traffic and implement a one-way working system if required.  Please approach with caution and be prepared to wait if requested. 

Immediately north of Bridge 2 the width is anticipated to be restricted to less than 4.5m for one week, making passage of wide-beamed craft past the works potentially unsafe for that period.  

Moorings and facilities are available south/downstream of the restriction at Meadow Lane Lock. 

General towpath mooring is available along this stretch of canal. 

West/upstream of the restriction a turning area is available in Castle Wharf, with facilities Available at Beeston Lock.  General towpath and 2-day visitor moorings are available along this stretch of canal. 

Please slow down on approach to the turn.  Manoeuvring space will be extremely limited during the works making this bend potentially difficult to navigate. 

Banksmen/women will be present during the works to direct traffic and implement a one-way working system if required.  Please approach with caution and be prepared to wait if requested. 

The use of the white painted “strapping bollard” on the towpath side may be advisable to assist boats in making the turn.   

Wide beam craft are requested to not travel along this section of canal for this week, but to moor up in advance of the restriction and delay passage through these works.    

Description

Due to difficulties sealing and maintaining the Portadam, the works on-site have been delayed and will now commence Tuesday 20th July for one week. We apologise for the late notice of this update. 

As part of the development of the Island Quarter, contractors Land & Water will be installing a capping beam to the new offside waterway wall which itself will support the new step-free access and associated pavilion building on the offside of the canal. 

These works will involve the installation of a temporary dam (“Portadam”) in the channel adjacent to the offside wall, temporarily restricting the water space available for boats to turn this sharp corner on the canal.  

Buoys or booms will be deployed to mark the width of the navigable channel during the works.  Banksmen/women will be present during the works to direct traffic and implement a one-way working system if required.  Please approach with caution and be prepared to wait if requested. 

Immediately north of Bridge 2 the width is anticipated to be restricted to less than 4.5m for one week, making passage of wide-beamed craft past the works potentially unsafe for that period.  

Moorings and facilities are available south/downstream of the restriction at Meadow Lane Lock. 

General towpath mooring is available along this stretch of canal. 

West/upstream of the restriction a turning area is available in Castle Wharf, with facilities Available at Beeston Lock.  General towpath and 2-day visitor moorings are available along this stretch of canal. 

Please slow down on approach to the turn.  Manoeuvring space will be extremely limited during the works making this bend potentially difficult to navigate. 

Banksmen/women will be present during the works to direct traffic and implement a one-way working system if required.  Please approach with caution and be prepared to wait if requested. 

The use of the white painted “strapping bollard” on the towpath side may be advisable to assist boats in making the turn.   

Wide beam craft are requested to not travel along this section of canal for this week, but to moor up in advance of the restriction and delay passage through these works.