Project Description

Winner of the ICE 2009 South Branch awards for the best environmental projects.
Runner up in the small project category and highly commended in the sustainable project category.

The former Woolston Shipyard in Southampton is being regenerated as a mixed use marine industry and residential development and is a project requiring a significant amount of enabling and ground remediation works. A crucial aspect of the enabling works was the design and construction of earth retaining structures necessary to prepare the northern part of the site where a new boat production yard covering approximately 10 acres is planned.

The project team have been brought together to provide cost effective civil engineering solutions that will allow the regeneration of the area and to enhance the ecology and bio diversity of the River Itchen. The team also needed to drastically reduce the negative impact on the community of Woolston during construction.

The solutions that have been provided by the design and construction team have not only supplied projected time and cost savings, and restricted the amount of contaminated spoil to be disposed of off-site, but also provided a secure support for the local highways through the use of an innovative combination of piling and soil drainage techniques.