CLENT: North Shields Fish Quay Company
LOCATION: North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Fairhurst provided design services for the refurbishment of the existing dilapidated fish quay in North Shields.
The Ports & Harbour team in conjunction with local contractor, Southbay Civils, submitted an alternative design for this 300m length of public quay located in North Shields, at the mouth of the River Tyne. The guaranteed maximum price £5.5m scheme was accepted by the Clients. The innovative design involved driving 190 steel piles through the existing dilapidated quay and constructing a new concrete deck slab on top. The new design provided improved berthing, mooring and refuelling facilities for the local fishing community. A cathodic protection system was also designed to protect the new structure in the aggressive marine environment. Due to the high level of detail and planning required prior to the start of the contract all the main work items were reviewed, simplified and gave certainty of duration. The project was completed on time and to budget, with completion in 52 weeks.
The Clients are very pleased with the completed quay which is used by the fishing fleets and by the general public and is also vital for the regeneration of the area. Only by the contractor and designer working closely together throughout the project was it possible to offer such a good technical solution, competitive price and successful completion.
The success of this collaboration was recognised at the ICE North East Robert Stephenson Awards 2011, where the project team won the award in the major projects category.
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Ron is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been a partner of Fairhurst since 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the construction industry.
Throughout his career he has been responsible for design, coordination and value management of a wide range of civil and structural projects covering all sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and infrastructure.