Jan 2019

Sturdy Salcombe jetty

by Sophia Darke

This private jetty in the Salcombe Estuary was designed by PCA Consulting Engineers.

It incorporates ODEX piled foundations and reinforced concrete to withstand wave loads.

PCA worked closely with Harrison Sutton Partnership and Arcadis to design a structure capable of withstanding pragmatic wave loads yet incorporating reclaimed granite steps and landing platform to create a robust yet attractive jetty.

Final handrails and lighting are yet to be attached, but the scale of structure and the commitment from the contractors, who had to work around the tides and difficult access, has delivered a fabulous piece of engineering that is blending in well to its environment.

You can see some of the work in progress in this earlier news item.

Coastal path support

by Sophia Darke

PCA Consulting Engineers Director Andrew Horton was called in when a section of a coastal access path collapsed in the grounds of a private home in Salcombe.

Working with Garry Elliott, of groundwork contractors Elliott Hire Ltd, we have designed a hollow block wall and reinforced soil slope.

The access path has now been re-opened and support for the bank has been maintained.