Construction update for residents – letter drop, October 2015

October 2015

Dear Neighbour,

Welcome to the first Harry Fairclough Construction update, providing you with the latest information on the build of Harrogate Borough Council’s Civic Headquarters.

As the Project Manager for the scheme, I thought I would give you a little background on who we are and what will be happening over the next few weeks. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry Fairclough Construction, we are a Yorkshire-based contractor with over 100 years’ experience in the business. We are experts in delivering local authority projects and pride ourselves on creating inspirational working environments. We work closely with our clients and the communities in which we work to ensure that our projects are a success.

Whilst we are working in your community we will make it our mission to be considerate neighbours and will regularly update you on any works that might affect your day.

Upcoming works

In terms of what to expect in the coming weeks, work will begin onsite in October. During the first phase our focus will be on getting the site ready for demolition so that construction can commence. You will soon see signs going up around the location of the build informing you that the footpaths running through the site, which we understand are used by local dog walkers, will be closed during construction. We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience, but as I am sure you will understand, we need to ensure that the site is safe for everyone. Fencing will also be erected so that the site is safely cordoned off and two site offices will be installed. Protection measures will be put in place to ensure that the trees surrounding the site will remain unaffected by the construction. We will also make sure that local wildlife, such as bats will not be affected by the construction work over the months ahead.

Keep informed

Should you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of the project, please do not hesitate to speak with us. So that you can keep up to date with progress we have set up a project blog Here you will find regular updates on the construction work and you will also be able to ask questions and leave comments for our onsite team to respond to. You are also welcome to email me if you have any queries at

We look forward to being a part of your community.

Kind Regards, Julian and the Harry Fairclough site team

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