Site Progress – March 2016
Following the on-land groundworks, Thomas Armstrong have been working in the water completing the installation of sheet piling to form a new lake edge. The sheet piling stretches from the boatyard area where the slipway will be located, all the way to the historic dock wall edge. The areas of sheet piling will form some of the structure needed to support the new boathouse, this will be longer than the old building and is a portal frame design creating the maximum roof height for boats on display in the water.
To enable the sheet piling to go ahead, we had to tackle the major task of lifting Raven, a 40 ton steam cargo vessel, out of the water. This was successful and we are now putting plans in place for its next move into position in the boatyard. We will be writing a dedicated post all about Raven and how it was moved which will be posted here on the website.
Take a look at the blog to see what else has been happening on the project.