Goddard Consulting were the appointed CDM Consultants for the construction of the Imperial Wharf Marina on the River Thames, which provides over 600 metres of berthing space in London’s fashionable Chelsea district.
The River Thames is a challenging environment for marina construction, with powerful currents and significant volumes of river traffic generating wash and the risk of floating debris.
27 piles were driven deep into the riverbed to anchor the marina, together with a pontoon design that had an all‐welded steel framework, hardwood decking and fibre concrete floats. The pontoons are fully serviced with water and electricity.
Client: Imperial Wharf Marina Ltd
Designer: Beckett Rankine
Principal Contractor: Walcon Marine Ltd
Construction Cost: £750,000