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Client: Kier

Location: Newhaven, East Sussex

The resurrection of the redundant Grade II listed Marine Warehouse and Carpenters Workshop in Newhaven Harbour Port Entrance. Cast heavily reinforced concrete groundbeams installed on piled foundations to form new foundations to support the existing structures.

On ground floor beams, suspended reinforced ground floor slabs were cast with the construction of a perimeter reinforced concrete flood wall. With the site having so many previous structures, forming parts of the foundation network became extremely challenging and had to be designed and constructed to suit the difficult ground conditions. Close monitoring of high tides was essential during the construction of the surface and foul water drainage, to ensure sea water did not breach the site. All foul water drainage needed to be constructed into completely sealed manhole chambers to protect any foul water being discharged into the estuary in the event of a breach.

External works consisted of a new access road, external refectory seating areas and 278 Works to construct off site pedestrian access from the adjoining public highway.