East Kent Engineering Partnership
20th Nov 2011Posted in: East Kent Engineering Partnership Comments Off on Thanet District Council
Thanet District Council

Thanet District Council Engineering Capabilities.

Thanet District Council’s Engineering Team comprises three staff, covering a wide range of responsibilities and activities.

Services that the team can provide include:-

  • Project scoping and feasibility
  • Project management
  • Contract administration (ICE & NEC3)
  • Site supervision
  • Civil engineering design (Car parks, Coast protection, parks and open spaces and council assets)
  • Production of drawings using AutoCAD
  • Coastal Inspections and GIS based asset recording
  • Design and Construction of smaller scale improvement schemes

Examples of engineering projects undertaken by Thanet District Council;

Ramsgate Harbour Floating Breakwater Replacement (February – May 2011)

Value £930,000

The old floating breakwater that protected the Eastern Outer Marine inRamsgateHarbourwas nearing the end of its useful life.  At the same time the demand for commercial mooring associated with the growing wind farm industry at Ramsgate had increased significantly.  A scheme was therefore designed that increased mooring capacity for the vessel type concerned and which incorporated the required standard of protection from wave energy for the marina inside the breakwater.  The scheme was partially funded by a cross border Interreg grant as part of the Ports Adapting to Change (PATCH) project.  The final design incorporated a significant amount of recycling in the form of the reuse of the existing concrete breakwater units as part of the new mooring facility.



St Mary’s Bay Fencing (March – April 2010)

Value £20,000

The chalk cliffs to the rear of the lower promenade at St Mary’s Bay are well vegetated but quite friable and subject to frequent small cliff falls.  This project involved the installation of 300m of 2.0m high mesh fencing offset slightly from the base of the chalk cliff to retain chalk from these minor falls and provide the required separation from the public promenade.



Victoria Parade – Upper Promenade Stabilisation (November 2009 – February 2010)

Value £100,000

Routine inspection revealed that the edge protection to a 40m section of cliff top promenade had become destabilised by sub-aerial erosion of the friable chalk cliff face.  This scheme involved the removal of a 100 year old mass concrete plinth and its replacement with a new reinforced concrete plinth and new aluminium handrail.  The scheme was made more complex by the need to work alongside the 22m high cliff face.



Wellington Crescent Cliff Façade and Upper Promenade Improvement (January 2008 – March 2009)

Value £900,000

This scheme involved the refurbishment of a 230m long, 20m high concrete cliff façade and the reconstruction of the adjacent cliff top promenade.  A new drainage system was installed to serve the cliff top area and the façade received extensive concrete repairs and an anti carbonation coating to protect the structure in the future.  A section of the cliff façade was stabilised using a soil nailing technique and the installation of a spray applied reinforced concrete badge on the façade surface.



Mill Lane Multi Storey Car Park Refurbishment (March – August 2004)

Value £700,000

This project required the comprehensive refurbishment of a reinforced concrete multi-storey car park inMargate.  The work was required to reverse the deterioration of the structure caused by chloride and carbonation attack and to provide an improved facility for customers.  The works consisted of concrete repairs, floor and wall coatings, a new lighting system, lift refurbishment, new drainage and the introduction of a CCTV system.  The scheme enabled the car park to achieve the nationally recognised Park Mark award.


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