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Littlehampton Harbour entrance structures renewal

Event organised by ICE

19 March 2024
17:30 - 19:30 GMT
Royal HaskoningDHV Brighton office
Telecom House
125-135 Preston Road
Brighton, BN1 6AF
United Kingdom

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Littlehampton is a coastal harbour town at the mouth of the River Arun on the West Sussex coast. The structures at the harbour entrance are reaching the end of their working life and need renewing.

Royal HaskoningDHV have been assisting the client (Littlehampton Harbour Board) for the last couple of years to study the most appropriate way forward from a technical, environmental and economic perspective. The work has grown from an initial scoping study to now include funding applications, licenses and consenting, detailed site inspections, site investigation, engineering design and support to some initial construction works.

The presentation will cover:

  • Background & initial scoping study.
  • Coastal context and groyne renewal.
  • West training wall damage, re-design and consenting.
  • Construction of 40m of the west training wall.
  • Future work.


17:30 - 18:00

Arrive & network

18:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 19:30

Q&A and close


Colin Toovey

Colin Toovey

Royal HaskoningDHV

principal engineering consultant

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Colin Toovey

Colin Toovey is a principal engineer and associate director of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Environment-Resilience-Renewables team in Brighton.

He has almost 20years’ experience, mainly in the coastal sector working on a variety of projects, including coastal protection, waterside development and coastal enhancement schemes.

Colin has worked with Littlehampton Harbour Board on this project since 2021 as project director helping to oversee project scoping, initial assessments, design and construction stage activities.

He has a particular interest in projects providing wider benefits such as environmental, social and economic enhancement.