Dover Western Docks Revival

Dover, UK

Project synopsis

Tender, outline and detailed design of major infrastructure project at the Port of Dover, incorporating integrated temporary works design.


VolkerStevin Boskalis Westminster JV

End client

Dover Harbour Board


CEEQUAL Excellent

Tony Gee worked on the £115m Dover Western Docks revival Scheme for VolkerStevin Boskalis Westminster JV to design a new 500m long public access pier and navigation access structure and decking of quay walls.

The New Marina Pier is supported 90No. 1.8m diameter tubular piles with pairs of AZ24 sheet piles installed between each to form a wave wall for the new 240 berth marina. This involved piling into unstructured and structured chalk of variable quality and working
closely with the site team to validate pile capacities. The Marina Pier design has been developed with VolkerStevin to ensure a solution is buildable within the shortest timescale taking cognisance of the potential environmental conditions including wave, wind and the 7m tidal range. The navigation access includes a lock and 100m cut, sector gates, mitre gates bypass culvert and a 15m span lifting bascule bridge. Outline design of the bascule bridge and lock gates are included with the design scope.
Phased construction of the navigation access was required to enable service diversions to be undertaken without disruption to private and public users. Interfaces between the new navigation access
and the existing highway and grade II listed dock walls have been considered.