Mayor's praise for banjo work
WORK is on schedule redeveloping the banjo site on Torquay promenade, contractors have confirmed.
Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver was shown around by Matt McDonald, site agent for Dawnus Construction.
Mr Oliver said: "I am really impressed with the progress on this scheme, which will be a huge improvement to Torquay seafront. I have received a lot of favourable comments from local residents who are welcoming this long overdue scheme which will be completed in mid-June."
Mr Oliver paid tribute to everyone working on site — there will be 35 people working there during the height of the project — commending them for working on in poor weather conditions to ensure progress is maintained.
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The existing two-level banjo is being replaced with a wider single-level structure.
There will be disabled access into the sunken garden through to the banjo, and concrete repairs will be carried out to the eastern promenade columns and beams.
A technical system known as cathodic protection will be installed to minimise any future corrosion of the structure.
Stairs will be built from both eastern and western promenades.