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

Event organised by ICE

04 June 2014
19:00 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
CH2M HILL offices
Burderop Park
, SN4 0QD
United Kingdom

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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.


Peter Radford

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Joanne Mallard