West Quay, Bridgwater: Collapse and Reconstruction – No time For Risk Aversion! Swindon

4 June, 2014 | 18:00 - 20:00

West Quay, Bridgwater: Collapse and Reconstruction – No time For Risk Aversion! Swindon

About this event

On November 2011 the West Quay Harbour Wall in Bridgwater collapsed.

The swift and decisive emergency work to prevent the calamity getting worse and the following 6 month emergency stabilisation effort spawned a variety of engineering innovations.

It has also been held up as a model of collaborative working, risk management, recycling, restoration and public engagement.

The Somerset CC/Crestmoor Construction scheme, completed in June 2013 won the 2012 internationally contested 'Fleming Award' for geotechnical engineering excellence, whilst Phase 1 also won the ICE SW 2013 Project of the Year Award (<£1m category) in June 2013.

The Phoenix-like recovery of the quayside has been capped off with a follow-on pedestrianisation and improvement scheme that is helping this famous and historic part of Bridgwater have a new lease of life.

Speaker

Peter Radford

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