The Poole Bay Partnership
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Work was carried out by Ringwood-
Groyne No's 51 & 52, Southbourne
November 2009 -
The £800,000 cost of this project was 100% Grand Aid funded by Defra (the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) through the Environment Agency.
Groyne No's 18 & 19, between the Piers
December 2009 -
The £250,000 cost of this project was 100% Grand Aid funded by Defra (the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) through the Environment Agency.
Site Manager's Report
Work began by mobilising the main compound at Solent Beach Car Park back on the 9th of November 2009 where two 45tonne and one 65tonne excavator, a D65 dozer, 35tonne crane and two 25tonne dump truck were delivered.
Once established and braving all weather conditions the site team set about the task
of removing the two dilapidated groynes in the period running up to Christmas. Each
pile was jetted out using a high pressure jetting lance which meant the majority
of the timbers were removed in large sections. The timbers were then loaded away
off site for recycling. During the same period over 6000tonnes of locally sourced
Portland rock in 5-
Following the well earned Christmas shutdown the team returned to site to find very favourable weather conditions which enabled the start of the rock placing on the 5th January 2010. One team excavating down to the design formation level and maintaining the protective bund that surrounded the works and another team following behind placing rock. Working late into the night to capitalise on the good weather window; extremely good progress was made. The following days weather and sea was kind and with everyone working hard for long periods, the site team were able to continue to make excellent progress. By the evening of Monday 11th, only one week after the first rock was placed, one of the two groynes had been completed setting the record for the fastest groyne constructed in Poole Bay according to Bournemouth Borough Council.
R.Hayman – Site Manager
Raymond Brown Construction Ltd