Douglas Promenade

Burroughs were engaged to act as Rail Designer and scheme Project Manager for the overhaul and refurbishment of the Victorian Promenade running for 2.5km along the sea front at Douglas, Isle of Man.

The project is to upgrade the highway, footpath and NMU routes for the full width of the promenade to provide parking and travel improvements. A key aspect of the project is to maintain the heritage horse tram track, facilitating potential future use by the Manx Heritage Electrical Railway.  The route is a major bus route with considerations extending to timetabling, synchronisation of services, single and double track and even taking account of the individual variability of the horses used for the service.

The project management involves the integration of two large design teams (including Government Highways) and an early involved specialist contractor, working collaboratively towards a successful scheme conclusion.