Client: Gwynedd Council
Contract value: £2.27m
Contract date: 2014
Capabilities: Coastal & marine infrastructure
Dredging works and infrastructure for new Pwllheli Sailing Academy building.
The project vision was to create a sailing academy and events centre that maximises the potential afforded by the natural location and world class sailing waters around Pwllheli. The works incorporated maintenance and capital dredging, construction of a quay wall, mooring pontoons and a pedestrian linkspan.
The proposed 83,000m3 of dredgings was to be removed off site, however, as part of our ‘value engineering’, we proposed an alternative solution of retaining all the dredged arisings on site, to be utilised as either beach recharge material or as a reclamation area, which could then be used to enhance the local wildlife. This method gave a saving to the Client of approximately £1.5m.
Planning approval and marine consent was provided in December 2013 and works commenced in January 2014. The project was completed in July 2014.