The design and construct project was for an all-year round marina facility at the Western gateway to the Caledonian Canal for 40 yacht / motor vessel berths, providing a high quality and sustainable facility with all services and ancillary necessities, slipway, shops, carpark.
The works consisted of dredging to form a basin to the levels and side slopes defined, with removal and disposal of the surplus arisings in the reclaimed land car park. D&C of shore protection and associated work for retaining the reclamation material was carried out along with the culverting of the existing burn to pass beneath the reclamation area.
Intertidal excavation was required to allow the culverted burn flows to discharge freely to the foreshore at lowest tide level, clear of the works with the majority of the suitable dredged and excavated material placed in the reclamation works.
In addition to constructing a slipway and the car park with associated access, boundary wall, slope protection, kerbing and landscaping, the works included the location, protection, extension, demolition, and removal of the existing services infrastructure, (combined sewer overflow pipe), D&C of a surface water drainage system, the installation of new buried services infrastructure and the diversion of existing overhead services.
GL managed the process of obtaining approvals from SEPA, Scottish Water, Scottish Canals, Network Rail and the utility companies.